What is Social Studies Success?

Social Studies Success is a place for you – a place to get fresh ideas and to share in the excitement of teaching Social Studies. My name is Dawn Viñas and I’ve provided professional development, consulting services, and resources to thousands of teachers over the past 24 years. I believe every child should understand the importance of Social Studies in their life – and every teacher should have the tools to reach them.

What can I do for you?

Professional Development

Are you having difficulty teaching ELL students or frustrated with the lack of engagement? The sessions I offer are designed to solve difficult problems in Social Studies instruction.

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Struggling with the rigor required by STAAR? I can help you meet your goals of increasing student engagement, improving student achievement, & building teacher capacity in schools.

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All of my resources are teacher approved and student tested. My philosophy of active, rigorous instruction is embedded into my teacher resources.

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Happy Customers include:
  • Aldine ISD
  • Alief ISD
  • Killeen ISD
  • Klein ISD
  • Fort Bend ISD
  • Goose Creek ISD
  • Spring ISD
  • Galena Park ISD
  • San Antonio ISD
  • Magnolia ISD
  • New Caney ISD
“Just outstanding! I came home feeling so great about what all was accomplished. Thank you so much!”Penny A.
“I have never been to a more organized and helpful presentation than the one you provided! Thank you!”Kelli B.
“I really enjoyed the day, especially the morning sessions. I appreciate your understanding of how much is on our plates! I talked to our principal yesterday, and I told her how genuine you were. Thank you for all you do!”Hayley R.

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