Barbara taught history-social science and foundations of law courses in the Law Academy at Juan R. Cabrillo High School in the Long Beach Unified School District. With the exception of three years as the Teaching American History Grant Coordinator in the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Barbara's teaching career spans 36 years as a middle and high school teacher in the Los Angeles and Long Beach Unified school districts. She became a National Board Certified Teacher in History/Social Science in 2007 and has taught instructional methodology courses at CSU Long Beach and CSU Dominguez Hills since 2005. She holds a BA (History/Political Science) and MA (Education) degree from CSU Los Angeles, as well as a Bilingual Certificate of Competency in Spanish. In 2004, the California Council for the Social Studies recognized Barbara as the High School Teacher of the Year. Most recently, she has written and received grants from UCLA's Center X and the LA County Education Foundation to incorporate culturally relevant curricula and civics into the secondary curricula. As a result of these grants, her civic team at Juan R. Cabrillo High School has received accreditation as one of the first Democracy Schools in the state of California.

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Developing the Potential in Every Global Citizen

The California International Studies Project is one of nine California Subject Matter Projects administered by the University of California Office of the President. CISP provides on-going quality professional development designed by university faculty, teacher leaders, and teacher practitioners to improve instructional practices and lead to increased achievement for all students. CISP's statewide office is located in the College of Education at San Diego State University
The California International Studies Project at California State University, Long Beach under the direction of Site Director Barbara Doten. CISP at California State University, Long Beach promotes global education through high-quality, standards-based, and interdisciplinary professional learning programs for educators in California. CISP at California State Univeresity, Long Beach collaborates with teachers, schools, districts, and education partners committed to developing global competence, which includes curiosity, creativity, empathy, integrity, and active citizenship, in PK-12 students. 

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