Joel Breakstone directs the Stanford History Education Group. Along with Mark Smith and Sam Wineburg, he led the development of SHEG's assessment website, Beyond the Bubble. He has taught in the Stanford Teacher Education Program and provides professional development to history teachers in districts across the country. He previously taught high school history in Thetford, Vermont. He received his Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Education in 2013. His research focuses on how teachers use assessment data to inform instruction.
Brad Fogo is the Director of Curriculum Development for the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG). He also works as a clinical research associate for history education at the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET). He is currently leading the development of world history materials for SHEG’s Reading Like a Historian curriculum and conducting research on inquiry-based, history teaching practices. Brad has taught in the Stanford Teacher Education Program and worked with teachers throughout the country on using the Reading Like a Historian curriculum. A public school history teacher for nine years, he holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford.
Designed for middle school and high school history teachers. Also suitable for those who teach social studies methods courses.
Course Description: This course addresses the nexus between the development of historical understanding and literacy. Using Stanford History Education Group curriculum and assessment materials, participants will explore how an inquiry-based approach to history instruction addresses a wide range of Common Core State Standards. Particular attention will be paid to core instructional practices in history/social studies: modeling of close reading in history, classroom discussion facilitation, development of evidence-based claims, assessment of historical thinking, and using evidence in analytic writing.