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C3 Literacy Collaborative Grant Project (C3LC)

Through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Council for the Social Studies, in partnership with the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE), will provide free professional learning, tools, and resources to support 50 teams of middle level and high school teachers from across the nation to utilize the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards to meet the goals of new state literacy standards, which may be referred to as the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, College and Career Readiness Standards, or something else specific to a state or district.

The goal of this initiative is to enable social studies teachers to implement the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects by using the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards.

The C3LC is constructed around a series of "investigations" through which members of C3LC project pilot teacher groups will circulate and share ideas, collaborate with one another to build knowledge, make powerful connections to new knowledge, and create products and strategies to implement the C3 Framework. The final products of these pilot groups will be available for teachers to use in implementing the C3 Framework.

The investigation webinars and materials presented here are part of these in-depth “investigations.” Participants in the C3LC pilot teacher groups can take information from this webinar, investigate the content further, and connect it to their work by collaborating with their groups in the Literacy in Learning Exchange website.

Teachers who are not members of the pilot groups can access the project activities and learning modules by creating a free account at the Literacy in Learning Exchange and then becoming a "follower" of the C3 Literacy Collaborative Grant Project.

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