Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
Professional Development›English Language Learners
Professional Development›History and Social Studies
Professional Development›Summer Academy
The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services is making accessible to all learners – including English Learners – the best of inquiry-based instruction in social studies and humanities, using primary sources. Audrey Morse, CES Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, together with Emerging America Director Rich Cairn, will guide teachers through effective strategies to support all learners. The course arose from a decade of work by history and humanities educators, historians, experts in teaching English Learners, and on research and classroom practices that support ALL learners. Course will feature exemplars of best practice based on the history of immigration and of foreign language communities in the U.S., using primary sources and analysis tools.
Audience and Grade Level
Teachers in History, Social Studies, English Language Arts, and the Humanities as well as Teachers of English as a Second Language. Also Librarians, Special Education Teachers, and other Specialists, Grades 4 - 12
22.5 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of these two days of training, in addition to outside reading and assignments (as per DESE regulations). Note that these PDPs will satisfy the ELL-related requirement for recertification.
Participants may choose instead to take this course for 1 graduate credit in partnership with Westfield State University. To earn PDPs or Graduate Credit, participants must complete all assignments by the last class, details of which will be provided in the class syllabus. Graduate Credit from Westfield State University costs $125. Registration for Graduate Credit takes place in the first class, with payment accepted by credit card or check.
Date and Location
August 1 and 2, 2017, 8:00am - 4:00pm at Greenfield Community College. Lunch and snacks provided.
Cost and Registration
Thanks to a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at CES, the cost of the workshop is $65 for member districts, and $72.50 for non-member districts.
Registration deadline: July 25, 2017
A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, the Collaborative will inform you of available options.
If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 5 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.
In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide.
Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.