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2017-18 Face-to-Face Courses

Primary Source courses feature scholarly presentations incorporating a variety of media, interactive teacher-led workshops modeling classroom and curriculum activities, and occasional field trips to museums and cultural sites. PDPs are included with most programs and graduate credit is available for our 3-day seminar series, summer institutes, and online courses. Unless otherwise noted, all courses take place at Hebrew College in Newton, MA.

Seminar Series

China: Enduring Legacies & Radical Transformations


Especially for 8-12 educators
DATES: Oct. 17, Nov. 2, Dec. 6, 2017


FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Textual analysis & interpretation; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Inquiry; Critical thinking; Assessing claims & evidence

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: 8-12
PDPs/Credits: 22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost other than fee for 1 graduate credit;
Non-partnership educators - $450 plus fee for 1 graduate credit.

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The Caribbean, Central America & the U.S.: Connections Past & Present


Open to all K-12 educators
DATES: Jan. 23, Feb. 8, Mar. 7, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Textual analysis & interpretation; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Inquiry; Research skills

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: K-12
PDPs/Credits: 22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost other than fee for 1 graduate credit;
Non-partnership educators - $450 plus fee for 1 graduate credit.

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Re-Envisioning Elementary Social Studies for Deeper Engagement


Especially for K-6 educators
DATES: Feb. 7 & Apr. 11, 2018, online session in March 2018
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Textual analysis & interpretation; Inquiry; Empowering informed action; Communication

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: K-6
PDPs/Credits: 22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost other than fee for 1 graduate credit;
Non-partnership educators - $450 plus fee for 1 graduate credit.

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1-Day Workshops

Current Events with Context: Teaching the News in a Meaningful Way

Open to all K-12 educators
DATE: Oct. 25, 2017
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Research Skills; Communication; Developing empathy; Media literacy

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: K-12
PDPs: 5 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $200

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Islam in the U.S., Today & Yesterday

Open to all K-12 educators
DATE: Nov. 1, 2017
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Media literacy; Communication; Developing cross cultural sensitivity; Developing empathy

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: K-12
PDPs: 5 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $200

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Globalizing STEM in K-8 Classrooms

Especially for K-8 educators
DATE: Nov. 8, 2017
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Fostering creativity & innovation; ICT Literacy; Evaluating quantitative data; Inquiry

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: K-8
PDPs: 5 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $200

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Democratization & Civic Action in Africa

Especially for 8-12 educators
DATE: Nov. 29, 2017
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Assessing claims & evidence; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Empowering informed action; Fostering creativity & innovation

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: 8-12
PDPs: 5 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $200

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Weaving Women into World History Narratives

Especially for 9-12 educators
DATE: Mar. 13, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Inquiry; Empowering informed action; Media analysis

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: 9-12
PDPs: 5 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $200

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The Visual Arts of Black America: Identity, Citizenship, Justice

Open to all K-12 educators
DATE: Mar. 22, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Media literacy; Evaluating visual evidence; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Fostering creativity & innovation; Critical thinking; Analyzing point of view & purpose

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: K-12
PDPs: 5 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $200

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Strengthening Civics Education Throughout the K-12 Curriculum

Open to all K-12 educators
DATE: Apr. 4, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Media literacy; Empowering informed action; Analyzing point of view & purpose; Collaboration

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: K-12
PDPs: 5 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $200

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Teaching Social Justice in the World Language Classroom: A Primary Source Conference

Open to all K-12 educators
DATE: Apr. 7, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Empowering informed action; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Fostering creativity & innovation

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: K-12
PDPs: 5 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $200

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Book Group

Teens, Bodies, & Identities in Global Literature

Open to all K-12 educators
DATE: Nov. 2, Dec. 7, 2017, Jan. 11, Feb. 7, Mar. 15, 2018
LOCATION: Atrium School, Watertown, MA
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Developing empathy; Textual analysis & interpretation; Analyzing point of view & purpose

TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
GRADES: K-12
PDPs: 10 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $150

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