From Reform to Equal Rights

Teaching Disability History in the K-12 Classroom

Emerging America
PDPs: 
22.5
Graduate Credits: 
1

Description

From the American colonial era to the 21st century, people with disabilities experienced a revolution in status from objects of religious benevolence to wards of the state to civic leaders. Trace this remarkable story of reform and heartbreak, endurance and empowerment as you explore a broad array of primary sources with Disability History scholar, Graham Warder, and disability education leader, Rich Cairn. Examine emerging K-12 history standards from Massachusetts, California, and other states. Research a rich text set of primary sources to integrate into your teaching.

The online course will run 3.5 hours per week plus some additional reading. Participants may complete work at a convenient time of day for them. There will be three scheduled 60-minute webinars. Each week will include a mix of readings, online activities, and video clips. Each week, participants will write responses to prompts in a class forum, and reply to classmates’ posts in the second half of the week. Over the six weeks, participants will each find and create a text set of primary sources and written reflection on teaching Disability History.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers; Grades K-12

Credits

22.5 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of this training, in addition to outside reading and assignments (as per DESE 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. Graduate Credit from Westfield State University costs $125. 

Date and Location

This workshop is fully online. It runs from October 27 through December 7, 2020, and consists of three 1-hour webinars. These webinars will be recorded in case of illness.

  • October 27, 2020; 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • November 10, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • November 17, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $72 for member districts and $80 for non-member districts. Training cost is reduced thanks to support from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program.

Registration Deadline: October 20

Instructor(s)

  • thumbnail image of Graham Warder

    Graham Warder is Associate Professor of History at Keene State College. He earned his B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. in American Social and Cultural History from UMass Amherst. Since 1999, he has worked with the Disability History Museum, an online humanities resource providing primary sources and curriculum about the history of disability.

  • 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, 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 collaborative.org. 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.