Mountain View, CA, March 20, 2018 –(– TCI has announced that CEO Bert Bower and select members of the account management team will be attending the California Council for the Social Studies 57th Annual Conference: Tearing Down Walls: Building Connections, Collaboration and Civil Discourse in San Diego, CA. The conference will take place at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center located at 500 Hotel Circle North San Diego, CA 92108 from Friday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25.

"Our team is excited to be at the CCSS conference and have the opportunity to connect with California teachers that are passionate about social studies," said Bert Bower. "We are proud that TCI's social studies curriculum is designed by California teachers for teachers, and we value the feedback we get from educators using Social Studies Alive! and History Alive! in their classroom. I am looking forward to hearing what they have gained the most from using our program and hope to introduce the curriculum to even more, dedicated teachers."

TCI has designed a K-12 California curriculum based off the California History-Social Science Standards and Framework, and will be presenting it at several sessions during the CCSS annual conference.

Friday, March 23
· 10:00 – 10:50 am: It's Better Together: Groupwork that Provides Problems to Solve
· 12:00-12:50 pm: Power of Images: Using California’s Economy to Develop Visual Literacy
· 3:00-4:50 pm: Navigating Through Media and Public Opinion: A Search for Truth

Saturday, March 24
· 12:00 – 12:50 pm: Ready, Set, Go! Incorporating Fast-paced, Skill-oriented Tasks into your Classroom
· 3:00 – 3:50 pm: Best Actor Goes to… "Act-It-Outs": Exciting Approaches to California Social Studies

Sunday. March 25
· 8:00 – 8:50 am: 10 Tips for Creating Civil Discourse in Your Classroom

The CCSS annual conference is designed to provide opportunities in professional development, scholarships, research strategies and the complete improvement of education in social studies throughout the state of California. CCSS is a non-profit professional organization, it serves both public and private school educators, and is a strategic partner at the national level.

At the conference, attendees will have the option to select from a range of sessions in civic education and civil discourse, participate in workshops, hear from speakers, experience field trips, meet exhibitors and view film screenings. Most notably, two highlights of the conference will be the Civic Learning Student Showcase and a forum of California's gubernatorial candidates.

To learn more about TCI's social studies curriculum that will be presented at the CCSS annual conference, visit

About TCI:
TCI is an award-winning online K-12 publishing company created by teachers, for teachers. For more than 20 years, the company has partnered with the education community to fundamentally change classroom instruction. TCI’s K-12 programs are based on proven teaching strategies and practices that bring learning alive and achieve consistent, positive classroom results. TCI believes that the best education marries great content, meaningful technology and interactive classroom experiences. The end result: students of all abilities and learning styles succeed. For more information, visit

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