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2021 Summer Programs

Join us for professional learning opportunities that offer new perspectives, collaborative discussions, and resources for cultivating globally-minded classrooms. PDPs and/or graduate credits (additional fee applies) are listed under each program. 

This summer we’re proud to offer a new approach to place-based learning (PBL) professional development! Land, Water, and the Human Geography of Early America: Learning from Places consists of three days of PBL at historic sites around eastern Massachusetts. Join us for on-site fieldwork based outdoors with socially-distanced indoor components. Complimentary box lunch from a local eatery included. Participants are responsible for transportation; parking options provided.

Register for one day to earn 6 PDPs or for the full series for the opportunity to earn 1 graduate credit through Framingham State University. Space is limited, priority will be given to those registering for all three sessions.

Downloadable Summer 2021 Course Catalog.

3-Part Place-Based Learning Series (NEW FORMAT)

Land, Water, and the Human Geography of Early America: Learning from Places 

Global Voyages, National Identity, Hidden Histories: Salem and the New Nation
In partnership with the National Park Service at Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Especially for educators of grades 3-12.
DATES: July 20, 2021, 9 am – 1:30 pm (with extension, 3:30 pm) Rain date: July 22
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Inquiry, Evaluating visual (material) evidence

PDP/CREDITS: 6 PDPs / 1 graduate credit if all three programs in the series are completed

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

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Whaling, Wealth, Women and the Making of New Bedford
In partnership with the New Bedford Whaling Museum

Especially for educators of grades 3-12.
DATES: August 3, 2021, 9 am – 1:30 pm (with extension, 3:30 pm) Rain Date: August 5
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Analyzing point of view and purpose, Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity, Inquiry

PDP/CREDITS: 6 PDPs / 1 graduate credit if all three programs in the series are completed

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

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Watershed Moments in Environmental History: Conservationism and Civic Engagement at Milton Lower Mills

Open to all K-12 educators.
DATES: August 10, 2021, 9 am – 1:30 pm, Rain Date: August 12
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Evaluating visual evidence, Inquiry, Empowering informed action

PDP/CREDITS: 6 PDPs / 1 graduate credit if all three programs in the series are completed

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

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Online Book Discussion 

Exploring Indigenous Cultures: An Author Conversation with David Good on Yanomami Identity

Especially for educators of grades 6-12.
DATE & TIME: July 13, 2021, 4 pm – 6 pm, with pre-session online work
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Analyzing point of view and purpose, Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity

PDPs: 5 PDPs

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

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Online Courses (4-week)

Dynamic Societies of Ancient & Medieval Africa

Open to educators of grades 6-12
DATES: July 7 – August 3, 2021
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Inquiry; Evaluating Visual Evidence; ICT Literacy; Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity

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: July 7 – August 3, 2021
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: July 7 – August 3, 2021
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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Preparing Students for Global Citizenship 

Open to all educators of grades K-12
DATES: July 7 – August 3, 2021
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Empowering informed action; Analyzing point of view and purpose; Inquiry; Communication

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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The Multicultural History of Colonial and Revolutionary America

Open to all educators of grades K-12
DATES: July 7 – August 3, 2021
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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Windows to the Islamic World: Art, Architecture and Music

Open to educators of grades 6-12
DATES: July 7 – August 3, 2021
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS:Evaluating visual evidence; Critical thinking; Fostering creativity & innovation; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity

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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Online Course (8-week)

Japan and the World

Open to all K-12 educators
DATES: June 16 – August 10, 2021
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Analyzing purpose & point of view; Evaluating quantitative data; Inquiry; Media literacy

PDP/CREDITS: 45 PDPs; 2 graduate credits ($320)

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 2 graduate credits); Non-partnership educators—$600 (plus fee for 2 graduate credit)

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Virtual Roundtable

Virtual Roundtable: Antiracist Materials for Teaching the Humanities

Applicable for curricular administrators, departments heads, and interested educators.
DATE & TIME: July 1, 2021, 10 am – 11 am, (via Zoom)

 

FEE: Free

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