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CCSS & OER Project Social Studies Teacher Professional Learning Series


Changing the Narrative In Social Studies - November 16th @ 4:00 pm

Learn how to create a more engaging and inclusive classroom experience by incorporating the academic principles and theories of ethnic studies as well as reinforcing the required standards of the history/social studies discipline. The session prompts reflective consideration of current lesson plans, activities, and presentations to recenter underserved peoples, events, and issues that share the same historical space but are repeatedly overlooked or underrepresented. This is not a lecture, but a shared experience of pedagogical practices and methods, a discussion on how to respond to a changing student body and provide the most inclusive, interesting, and challenging course of study.


Speaker: Tracey M. Salisbury, PhD Assistant Professor, Department Chair—Ethnic Studies California State University Bakersfield


Dr. Tracey M. Salisbury is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and founding department chair in the Ethnic Studies Department at California State University, Bakersfield, where she has been a faculty member since 2017. She teaches Black Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses within the Ethnic Studies Department as well as Sport History and Sport Sociology courses for the Kinesiology department. Dr. Salisbury graduated with a BA in Political Science from Holy Cross College and a MA in Sport Administration from Central Michigan University. She earned her PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport History, Sport Sociology and American/African American History from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Dr. Salisbury is a consultant and advocate for introducing Ethnic Studies as an academic discipline and improving Ethnic Studies courses and programs.


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