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2020 Fall Programs

Join us this fall for professional learning opportunities that offer new perspectives, collaborative discussions, and resources for cultivating globally-minded classrooms. All of our programs provide PDPs and/or graduate credits (additional fee applies). 

Download the Fall 2020 Course Catalog here.

Online Courses (4-week)

The Multicultural History of Colonial & Revolutionary America

Open to educators of grades 5-12
DATES: October 21 - November 17, 2020
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Textual analysis and interpretation; Evaluating visual evidence; Research skills

PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

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Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Elementary Schools

Especially for educators of grades K-5
DATES: October 21 - November 17, 2020
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Collaboration; Empowering informed action; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Critical thinking 


PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

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Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Secondary Schools

Especially for educators of grades 6-12
DATES: October 21 - November 17, 2020
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Collaboration; Empowering informed action; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Critical thinking 


PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

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India’s Century of Change: Diversity, Democracy & Social Dynamics

Open to all educators of grades K-12
DATES: November 10 - December 15, 2020
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Evaluating visual evidence; Media literacy; Research skills; Analyzing point of view & purpose

PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

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Dynamic Societies of Ancient & Medieval Africa (NEW)

Especially for educators of grades 6-12
DATES: November 10 - December 15, 2020
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Empowering informed action; Evaluating quantitative data; Fostering creativity & innovation; Media literacy; Collaboration

PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

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Book Groups

Boston-Area Educator Book Group: Living Between Two Worlds

Open to all K-12 educators.
DATES: Nov 5, Dec 3, and 3 DATES TBD in winter/ spring 2021
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Empowering informed action; Analyzing point of view and purpose; Inquiry;Communication

PDP/CREDITS: 15 PDPs

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$150 

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South Shore Educator Book Group: Global Issues Through Dystopian Literature

Open to all K-12 educators.
DATES: December 1, February 2, March 9, 2021
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Empowering informed action; Analyzing point of view and purpose; Inquiry; Communication

PDP/CREDITS: 10 PDPs

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$150 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

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Engaging with Experts (NEW FORMAT)

Beyond Stonewall: LGBTQ History & Literature (With Harvard Kennedy School's Dr. Timothy McCarthy)

Open to educators of grades 6-12
DATES: October 7, 2020
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Empowering informed action; Analyzing point of view and purpose; Inquiry; Communication

PDPs: 5

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost; Non-partnership educators—$200 

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Reporting the News in Democracies Under Threat - Including Our Own (With the GroundTruth Project’s Charlie Sennott)

Open to all educators of grades K-12
DATES: October 28, 2020
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Empowering informed action; Analyzing point of view and purpose; Inquiry; Communication

PDPs: 5

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost; Non-partnership educators—$200

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Art & Belief in Early China (with MFA Chair of Asian Art Christina Yu Yu)

In partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Open to educators of grades 6-12
DATES: December 2, 2020
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Evaluating Visual Evidence, Inquiry, Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity

PDPs: 5

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost; Non-partnership educators—$200

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Virtual One-Day Program (To be rescheduled for Winter of 2021)

Our Rights & Nothing Less: Struggles to Secure the Vote in the United States

Open to all educators of grades K-12
DATE: TBD
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Empowering informed action; Analyzing point of view and purpose; Inquiry; Communication

PDPs: 5 

FEE: Free

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