EMERGING AMERICA: TEACHING LITERACY IN HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIESemergingamerica.org
Emerging America offers quality professional development and online resources to nurture critical thinking about history by teachers and students. We feature long-term, strategic partnerships at local and national levels to deepen student experience with primary sources and the historical process. Emerging America has pioneered efforts to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in History and Social Studies.
TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PROGRAM OF CES emergingamerica.org/tps
In 2010, the Library of Congress selected CES to join its national Teaching with Primary Sources program, to provide professional development to K-12 teachers throughout Massachusetts on the use of primary sources, with a particular focus on teaching diverse learners.
Upcoming TPS Events:Visit: http://emergingamerica.org/for-teachers/professional-development/teaching-with-primary-sources-workshops/tps-professional-development for a current list of TPS Introductory Workshops.
TEACHING IN ALTERNATIVE SETTINGShttp://emergingamerica.org/for-teachers/professional-development/teaching-in-alternative-settings
Emerging America offers online courses for teachers of school-aged youth in juvenile justice facilities, mental health facilities, alternative schools, occupational centers, and similar settings. These courses provide in-depth historical content and strategies for culturally responsive teaching of diverse youth that reinforces students' connection to their community.Upcoming TiAS Events: Immigration in America: An online course for teachers of students in alternative settingsFebruary 25, 2013
Through a combination of scholar lectures, primary sources, and online discussions and seminars, participants will explore the history of immigration in America, highlighting the experiences of a variety of cultural groups.
Space in the course is limited to 20 participants. For more information and to register, download a registration form (2-pg PDF) or visit http://emergingamerica.org/for-teachers/professional-development/teaching-in-alternative-settings.
TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY (TAH)emergingamerica.org/for-teachers/professional-development/teaching-american-history
Launched in 2006 with a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Emerging America: Teaching American History (TAH) offers after-school and summer professional development for teachers of all grades, mainly in Western Massachusetts. Participating teachers encounter current questions and debates in American history, led by scholars and museum professionals. Outstanding teacher-leaders guide grade-specific groups in the application of content and historical methods in the classroom.
Upcoming TAH Events:2013 Summer Program: Resistance and Rebellion in American History (Begins June 27; Register by May 17)This summer program for licensed K-12 educators offers attendees a choice from among four three-day colloquia at Smith College in Northampton:
Tuition is free and optional graduate credits in Professional Development are available. Registration deadline: May 17, 2013. Space is limited! For more information and to register, download a Registration Brochure (4-pg PDF) or a single-page Registration Form (1-pg PDF), or visit http://emergingamerica.org/for-teachers/professional-development/teaching-american-history.
For program information, contact:
Rich Cairn, Director, Emerging America 413.586.4900 x166
or Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse, Assistant Director, Emerging America 413.586.4900 x162
Collaborative for Educational Services 97 Hawley St. Northampton, MA 01060 | (413) 586-4900 | firstname.lastname@example.org