What is the Social Studies Foundations ePLC?

  • Are you new to the profession?
  • Are you new to teaching social studies?
  • Do you know how to think like a historian?


What does content literacy mean and what does it look like in the classroom?
Content literacy is a blending of Social Studies content standards and process standards. STAAR 2.0 is going to require a new level of content literacy, and we need to start preparing students for that level of thinking now. Since the process standards are tightly vertically aligned from 4th grade-EOC, it is important this foundation is solid.


The Social Studies Foundations ePLC addresses the fundamentals of social studies content literacy. The webinars are a great way for leaders and instructional coaches to gain valuable insight into the intricacies of the Social Studies classroom and its unique blend of content and process. For classroom teachers, the webinars provide tangible, easy-to-implement strategies and ideas for enriching the classroom environment and process-based instruction.


The Social Studies Foundations ePLC provides a virtual learning and a support system throughout the year with:

  • 8 pre-recorded webinars
  • 3 live Q & A sessions for participants to collaborate with other ePLC members, grow in their understanding of concepts introduced, and have an opportunity for clarification!

For content questions, email jodi@lead4ward.com | For technical questions, email info@lead4ward.com


quicklook HB 4509 Implications (Informed American Patriotism: Social Studies Curriculum Information)

This quicklook summarizes the curriculum implications of HB 4509 from the 87th Texas Legislative Session. It is not intended to serve as a comprehensive reference of all instructional implications. Complete lists of bills passed and signed by the Governor, bills filed without the Governor’s signature, and bills vetoed by the Governor are available at: Texas Legislature Online – General Reports



Leaders, instructional coaches, & grades 4-EOC teachers

Webinar Topics

FREE intro webinar: Getting Started

Setting up the Social Studies Classroom

Embedding Vocabulary and Teaching Terms

Using and Evaluating Visual Sources

Making Sense of Primary Sources

Understanding Context and Point of View

Sequencing, Categorizing, Identifying Cause-and-Effect Relationships

Drawing Inferences and Conclusions



$675 per campus

$4500 district-level membership

Membership year Jun 1 – May 31