The Porter History-Social Science Resource Room may be used by students who are taking classes at the campus and as a reference library for classroom teachers of the various school districts in the Coachella Valley. The goal is to provide local-area educators access to quality instructional materials that will foster the development of social science skills, including history, geography, economics and political science.
A second goal of the Porter Resource Room is to enhance the reputation of California State University San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus as an educational leader in the social science field. Numerous professional development Institute activities are sponsored for local area teachers.
Currently, the facility focuses on materials and activities for elementary school teachers with professional support for middle school and high school teachers. All resource materials are aligned to the California History-Social Science Standards and are housed in a library type format.
About the Porters
Dr. Priscilla H. Porter is Professor Emeritus of California State University, Dominguez Hills. The senior author of Reflections, a Kindergarten to Grade 6 social studies textbook series published by Harcourt School Publishers, Dr. Porter is a recipient of the California Council for the Social Studies prestigious Hilda Taba Award.
Charles Porter is the former president of Dominguez Water Corporation and the founder of Academic WorldQuest, a competition for high school students sponsored by the World Affairs Council of the Desert.
Porter Room Hours
Times are available upon request. Please email Dr. Porter.
Indian Wells Center for Educational Excellence, Room 302
Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino
37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert, CA 92211