About Fullerton International Resources for Students and Teachers

Connie DeCapite, Director
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Humanities and Social Science H 725-K & L
Fullerton, California 92834
Email: cdecapite@fullerton.edu
Office: (657) 278-7664
Cell: (714) 345-4877

FIRST Develops Citizens for the 21st Century Through Programs and Support Services

Fullerton International Resources for Students and Teachers (FIRST) is a California State Subject Matter Project. As one of a network of regional sites, FIRST offers comprehensive K-12 professional development programs that explicitly address the Common Core Standards and the History/Social Science Content Standards while promoting the integration of English Language Arts and ELD teaching strategies. Interdisciplinary summer institutes and school year programs focus on improving knowledge of the world by exploring international themes and issues inherent in geography, economics, government, sociology, anthropology, world and U.S. history, regions, cultures and religions.

FIRST facilitates K-16 partnerships and provides the following professional development opportunities to help prepare today's students to become tomorrow's global leaders.

World History/Religions and Area Studies Institutes:
World Religions            Asia              India    
Latin America          Europe         SE Asia
Middle East              Africa           Russia

International Studies Programs
Unresolved World Problems
Development of Internationally Themed Schools
Simulations and Diplomacy ExercisesNCTA Teaching About East Asia

U.S. History
Teaching American History Professional Development
U.S. and the World International Relations Programs

Common Core Instructional Priorities
Writing in the History Classroom
Content Literacy and Academic Vocabulary
Teamwork and Academic Conversation Strategies
Primary Source Documents and Historical Thinking Skills
Technology Integration

School and District Support
Instructional Coaching
Teacher Leadership Development
Co-authored grants and University partnerships
Tailored Professional Development