Make Your Civic Engagement Inclusive

Emerging America


Participants in this training will:

  • Design civic engagement projects and civics education that are fully inclusive, especially of students with disabilities and English Learners.
  • Gain and apply practical strategies and tools from Accessing Inquiry program, and grounded in decades of experience with civic engagement.
  • Build on the 2020 Massachusetts Civics Project Guidebook, 2021 Educating for American Democracy Disability History and Civics Extension, and new materials from Emerging America. 


Administrators and Teachers; K - 12.


10 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of this training, in addition to outside reading and assignments (as per DESE regulations). Note that these PDPs can be applied toward either the ELL or Special Education-related requirement for recertification. 

Date and Location

This workshop is fully online

  • March 3, 2022; 8:30am - 3:00pm

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $127.50 for member districts, and $150 for non-member districts.

Registration Deadline: Feb 24


  • Rich Cairn

    Rich Cairn founded the Accessing Inquiry project of Emerging America, which focuses on inclusion of ALL learners in History, Civics, and Social Science classrooms, especially students with disabilities and English Learners. 

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. Or for Early Childhood Professional Development information, please call 413.588.5570.