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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

Revisiting Early America

Especially for educators of grades 6-12
DATES: July 17-21, 2017
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Inquiry; Textual analysis & interpretation; Evaluating quantitative data; Assessing claims & evidence; Analyzing point of view & purpose; Research skills


LOCATION: Natick High School

PDP/CREDITS: 67.5 PDPs; optional registration for 3 graduate credits

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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The Dynamics of the Modern Middle East

Especially for educators of grades 6-12
DATES: July 24-28, 2017
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Media literacy; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Developing empathy; Textual analysis and interpretation; Analyzing point of view and purpose; Assessing claims and evidence


LOCATION: Canton High School

PDP/CREDITS: 67.5 PDPs; optional registration for 3 graduate credits

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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Cultural Proficiency for Today’s Diverse Schools

Open to all K-12 educators
DATES: July 31-August 4, 2017
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Developing empathy; Media literacy 


LOCATION: Boston College High School

PDP/CREDITS: 67.5 PDPs; optional registration for 3 graduate credits

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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Online (4-week)

Global Understanding in Action: Human Rights, Educational Access & Gender Equity

Open to all K-12 educators
DATES: July 12-August 8, 2017
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Empowering informed action; Evaluating quantitative data; Fostering creativity & innovation; Media literacy; Collaboration


PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; optional registration for 1 graduate credit

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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Modern African History: Colonialism, Independence & Legacies

Especially for educators of grades 6-12
DATES: July 12-August 8, 2017
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Textual analysis & interpretation; Media literacy; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Critical thinking


PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; optional registration for 1 graduate credit

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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Turning Points in Latin American History & Culture: From Colonization to the Cold War

Open to all K-12 educators
DATES: July 12-August 8, 2017
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Textual analysis & interpretation; Evaluating visual evidence; Developing empathy; Assessing claims and evidence


PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; optional registration for 1 graduate credit

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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Thinking Like a Historian: Immigration History Through Primary Sources

Especially for educators of grades K-8
DATES: July 12-August 8, 2017
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Textual analysis & interpretation; Inquiry; Research skills; Developing empathy


PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; optional registration for 1 graduate credit

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 12-August 8, 2017
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Collaboration; Empowering informed action; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Critical thinking

PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; optional registration for 1 graduate credit

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 12-August 8, 2017
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Collaboration; Empowering informed action; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Critical thinking

PDP/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; optional registration for 1 graduate credit

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)

The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China

Open to all K-12 educators
DATES: June 14-August 8, 2017
FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Textual analysis & interpretation; Evaluating visual evidence; Developing cross-cutural sensitivity

PDP/CREDITS: 45 PDPs; optional registration for 2 graduate credits

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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