Grades K-5 Social Studies - 2018 Framework

Emerging America
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentHistory and Social Studies


The Massachusetts Board of Education passed a new Social Studies Curriculum Framework in June 2018 that mandates the teaching of social studies in all grades, including K-5. This training presents strategies to teach and integrate social studies in elementary schools. Participants will develop plans for your classroom and school.


Teachers; Grades K-5


10 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). 

Dates and Locations

This is a two-day training taking place at Hadley Elementary School:

  • August 27, 2019 from 8:00am - 11:30am
  • November 1, 2019, 8:00am - 3:00pm

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $36. Hadley Public School teachers may attend for free using the following coupon code at check out: Hadley2019 

Lunch will be provided.

Worshop cost is reduced thanks to support from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program.

Registration Deadline: September 6


  • Laurie Risler

    Laurie Risler is a former elementary school teacher. She now teaches education courses at Westfield State University. She has co-led professional development programs in history for the Collaborative for Educational Services since 2011, including as a coach for the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at CES. She served as Teacher in Residence at Westfield State University 2012-2013.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


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, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 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. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.