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Summer Institutes

Join us this summer for professional learning opportunities that offer new perspectives, collaborative discussions, and resources for cultivating globally-minded classrooms. All of our summer programs provide PDPs and/or graduate credits (additional fees apply), and most face-to-face courses include an online orientation and fall follow-up session.

Face-to-Face

Literature and History of American Protest

Especially for educators of grades 8-12
DATES: July 9 - 13, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Analyzing point of view & purpose; Textual analysis & interpretation; Media literacy; Empowering informed action


LOCATION: Hebrew College (Newton, MA)

PDP/CREDITS: 67.5 PDPs; option for 3 graduate credits ($435 fee applies)

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 3 graduate credits); Non-partnership educators—$750 (plus fee for 3 graduate credits)

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Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century

Open to all K-12 educators
DATES: July 16 - 20, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Inquiry; ICT literacy; Empowering informed action 


LOCATION: Natick High School (Natick, MA)

PDP/CREDITS: 67.5 PDPs; option for 3 graduate credits ($435 fee applies)

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 3 graduate credits); Non-partnership educators—$750 (plus fee for 3 graduate credits)

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Art and Inquiry for Global Learning

Especially for educators of grades K-7
DATES: July 24 - 26, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Evaluating visual evidence; Fostering creativity & innovation; Inquiry; Textual analysis & interpretation 


LOCATION: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (discounted parking available)

PDP/CREDITS: 30 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($145 fee applies)

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$375 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

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Online (4-week)

Thinking Like a Historian: Immigration History Through Primary Sources

Especially for educators of grades K-8
DATES: July 11 - August 7, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Textual analysis & interpretation; Inquiry; Research skills; Developing empathy


PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($145 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 all K-12 educators
DATES: July 11 - August 7, 2018
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 ($145 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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Africans in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Especially for educators of grades 8-12
DATES: July 11 - August 7, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Evaluating visual evidence; Evaluating quantitative evidence; ICT literacy; Developing empathy 


PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($145 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 11 - August 7, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Collaboration; Empowering informed action; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Critical thinking 


PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($145 fee applies)

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$225 (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 11 - August 7, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Collaboration; Empowering informed action; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Critical thinking 


PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($145 fee applies)

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$225 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

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Online (8-week)

Japan and the World: Historical and Cultural Developments (5th Century - Present)

Open to all K-12 educators
DATES: June 13 - August 7, 2018
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Assessing claims and evidence; Critical thinking; Developing empathy; Communication

PDP/CREDITS: 45 PDPs; option for 2 graduate credits ($290 fee applies)

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

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