2015 News Measuring the Impact of a Global Education "The world is not black and white, or right and wrong. As citizens, we all need to be equipped with the skills and knowledge to understand complex issues...and recognize the similarities that cut across race, culture, and religion." Primary Source Welcomes James Fallows We were thrilled to welcome James Fallows, national correspondent for "The Atlantic" and thought leader on national and international affairs, to our fall program where he presented on "Soft Power & Success: An Update on China from America's Heartland". New Summer Institute Brings Native American Voices & Perspectives to the Classroom New to our 2015 summer institute line-up was "Native America Across Five Centuries", a weeklong program aimed at making K-12 educators better able to incorporate American Indians into their teaching about Massachusetts and American history. Ten Things We Didn't Know About Librarian Karen Storz New to the organization as of this fall, Librarian Karen Storz sat down with us and gave us a peek into some of her hobbies and interests. We think her true confession might surprise you! Replicating Global Activity Brings New Energy to Classroom When educators leave a Primary Source program, we want them to be equipped with the tools and resources they need to bring global content alive in their own classrooms. Wellesley teacher Jacqueline Katz did just that. Q&A with New Executive Director Jennifer Boyle Get to know Jen and her diverse background. "My experiences have broadened my perspective and helped me see the world through different lenses. It is an incredible privilege to join an organization that promotes a global mindset in all students." Join the Primary Source Global Council Imagine collaborating with a group of passionate supporters, and bringing your advice, enthusiasm, and engagement to the table to make funding decisions that enrich and support essential global programming for educators nationwide. Apply Now for the HNA Teacher of the Year Award We encourage all current K-12 educators, regardless of discipline, to apply for this exciting award recognizing excellence in promoting a greater understanding of Chinese history and culture. Meet Longtime Donor Hester Brooks "Much of my own K-12 years were humdrum, but some experiences stand out, and those were the sparks for me," Hester says. "What I appreciate most about Primary Source is that it lights those sparks for teachers." Primary Source Welcomes Jennifer Boyle Primary Source has named Jennifer Boyle as their new Executive Director. She brings a diverse background to Primary Source, having spent her career in both the private sector and in domestic and global education. Celebrating an Award From the Cummings Foundation Primary Source has been selected as a recipient of the Cummings Foundation's $100K for 100 grant program. We are thrilled that the Cummings Foundation has chosen to invest in our vision to support student learning. From the Librarian's Desk: New Additions to the Primary Source Library The library purchases books, films, magazines, and curriculum materials year-round to support the organization's courses. Read about 5 new books in the library collection. Donor Spotlight: Meet Hong Liu An early supporter of Primary Source, Hong Liu met co-founder Anne Watt while running a summer school in the early 1990s. She appreciated that the organization focused on informing teachers about world histories, cultures, and global issues. Collaborating with the National Humanities Center to Bring Harlem Renaissance to Life As we continue to expand our online offerings for educators, we are especially pleased to be forging a new partnership with the National Humanities Center (NHC). Ottomans Seminar Brings Educators Together for Dynamic Learning Opportunity The Ottoman Empire came alive this fall in our three-day seminar series The Ottomans: Society, Governance & the Arts in a Dynamic Empire. Celebrating Elizabeth Goodman: Longtime Board Member & Primary Source Supporter "It was clear to me that Primary Source was doing what no other organization at the time could do." Author Tarquin Hall Delights Participants in Global Read Joining us live from Delhi, India, for our annual online book discussion and Q&A with readers from around the country, Hall shared his creative process and answered questions about his detective series set in contemporary Delhi. Collaborating with Wheelock Family Theatre As we broaden our visibility and extend our reach, we open up opportunities to collaborate with like-minded organizations. Wheelock Family Theater is one such organization that shares our vision for promoting global learning opportunities. Donor Spotlight: Meet Anne Covert "Through volunteering, I saw firsthand how compelling a Primary Source course could be."