Integrating Civic Engagement Projects Across the Curriculum

Emerging America
PDPs: 
22.5
Graduate Credits: 
1
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentHistory and Social Studies

Description

In July of 2018, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a requirement that every student have the opportunity to complete a civic engagement project between 8th and 12th grades. New History and Social Science Standards further reinforce this requirement with relevant content, including on media, and with literacy and practice standards that engage students in real-world projects in their communities.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Plan an effective civic engagement project with their students
  • Unpack the new state policies and examine principles of best practice
  • Access a wealth of tools, curriculum, and resources from a range of state and national organizations 
  • Develop understanding of new Massachusetts civic engagement project requirement and of new History and Social Science Standards
  • Judge the relevance and effectiveness project resources
  • Learn and practice tools and methods for analyzing and synthesizing primary and secondary sources with civics
  • Design an effective civic engagement project for particular schools and communities
  • Apply project designs that meet new content, literacy, and practice standards

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers; Grades K-12

Credits

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 ESE regulations).

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

This is a two-dayworkshop. It will be offered in both Fall and Spring at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton.

  • Fall: October 4 and November 28, 2018, 8:30am - 3:30pm (Register by Sept 27)
  • Spring: January 23 and March 13, 2019, 8:30am - 3:30pm (Register by Jan 16)

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $65 for member districts, and $72.50 for non-member districts. 

Instructor(s)

  • Rich Cairn

    Rich Cairn has directed the Emerging America program since 2006. Emerging America includes Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Institutes: "Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry."

For more information, contact:
Position: 
Events Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5981
Email: 
esullivan@collaborative.org

Registration

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.

Course Cancellation

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. 

Inclement Weather

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.