Social Studies PLC

Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentHistory and Social Studies

The Social Studies PLC is a supportive community of dynamic history and social studies school leaders, including academic department chairs, social studies coordinators, building and district resource staff, and curriculum directors or assistant directors.

  • Collaborate with a dynamic group of social studies school leaders from across Western Massachusetts.
  • Discuss current issues, such as educator evaluation, District Determined Measures, Common Core implementation, and project-based learning.
  • Share ideas with others who share a passion for history and social studies.
  • Share best practices and solutions.
  • Learn about and review resources.
  • Create and shape opportunities for high quality, meaningful professional development.

There is no charge for participation. Certificates of attendance or PDPs are available. Please note: you must register here in order to receive a certificate or PDPs.


  • Rich Cairn
    Rich Cairn has directed the Emerging America program since 2006. A graduate of Yale University, Rich earned a Master of Public Affairs from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. He is a recognized national leader in service-learning, performance assessment, environmental education, and history education.
For more information, contact:
Events Manager
413.586.4900 x5935