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Meet new Program Director Daniel Osborn!
Dan-Osborn We are excited to welcome new Program Director Daniel Osborn! Daniel comes to Primary Source with a deeply held conviction that all students deserve an education that is inclusive of diverse perspectives and challenges them to cultivate their global and critical consciousness through dynamic and inquiry-based teaching.
He considers this to be an act of social justice that can humanize marginalized communities while promoting school cultures that value multiculturalism and pluralism. Daniel’s interdisciplinary background is in Middle Eastern and Jewish History and Curriculum and Teaching with an emphasis on Social Studies Education.

Learn more about Daniel
Free event: Deb Fallows on Tuesday, Oct. 2
Join us for an evening with Deb Fallows, linguist and author of Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language. Deb will speak about cultural understandings acquired through language study from her personal experience living in China. The evening will also include an armchair conversation, Q&A, refreshments, and a chance to meet Deb. Dreaming-in-Chinese
Tuesday, Oct. 2
, 6:30pm - 8:15pm

Newton South High School
Attendance is free, RSVP is requested.
2019 China Tour
Secondary School Teachers & Administrators:
Apply for April 2019 China Tour by Nov. 1!
Travel to China as part of a delegation of educational leaders to learn about the country’s education system, discuss the benefits of student exchange and share ideas about global learning. Visit schools, explore key historic and cultural sites in three of China’s most interesting and important cities – Beijing, Xi’an and Chengdu – and participate in a U.S.-China Exchange Summit.

Who Should Apply: District and secondary school teachers/administrators interested in China cultural exchange

Dates: April 11 - April 21, 2019
Cost*: $2500
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
Application-Button*Offered at a discounted price in partnership with Alpha Exchange
Start the new school year by supporting Primary Source
A fresh start. A new school year. The perfect time to renew your commitment to shaping the world that our children will inherit.

Primary Source provides teachers with information and techniques that they cannot find elsewhere. Our work makes classrooms more equitable learning environments where issues are analyzed and voices from across the global spectrum are represented and valued. We know that our approach works – 98% of course participants* reported feeling better prepared to teach the topic studied.  

We cannot do this work without you.  Please consider making your end-of-year donation today.
New, high-quality PD that works on your schedule: Online modules are here!
Building-Blocks-for-Global-LearningBuilding Blocks for Global Learning are a new set of six online modules that build a foundation for global awareness and support global competence in the classroom and school community. This interactive format features resources, teaching strategies and classroom applications while introducing key concepts for global learning.

Each one-hour module - taken anytime at your own pace and on your own schedule - is applicable to all subject areas and grade levels. 

Learn more about the Building Blocks
Upcoming Courses
Face-to-Face Programs

Global Education Leadership Seminar
Oct. 23, Nov. 14, 2018, Jan. 16, Mar. 13, 2019

Online: Dec. 2018, Feb. 2019

For K-12 educators & admins

Current Events with Context: Teaching the News in a Meaningful Way
Oct. 25, 2018
Open to all K-12 educators

Online Courses

Essential Topics for Global Understanding: Health, Environment & Economics
Oct. 31 - Dec. 4, 2018
Open to all K-12 educators

Modern African History: Colonialism, Independence, and Legacies
Oct. 31 - Dec. 4, 2018
For 6-12 educators


*Partnership Educators: Contact your school district's Primary Source representative to inquire about registration. Partnership seats are limited.
Click here to find your representative
Primary Source featured in bUneke Magazine
Primary Source was profiled in the September 2018 issue of bUneke magazine. This new publication is a tool of PEACECORE, INC, a nonprofit organization. Each issue features charitable organizations and individuals who make our shared planet a better place to live.

Read the feature
Does Truth Matter?
Watch now!

Full video of the conversation between Professor Jonathan Kaufman, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Director of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, and Primary Source Program Director Susan Zeiger, PhD, is now available online! It explores the interaction of media and education in our society, and the challenge of teaching current events at a time when students are struggling to decode what is true and false.

Watch the video on our website

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