Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies

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

Description

The Massachusetts Board of Education will likely pass new Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks in June. In many ways, Massachusetts policy makers and schools are renewing strong emphasis on Civics, History, and Social Studies at all grades. Social studies offers powerful strategies to engage diverse learners with informational texts, hands-on activities, and meaningful writing. Join Laurie Risler, veteran elementary teacher and specialist on exceptional learning, to explore strategies to teach social studies in elementary schools and develop plans for your classroom and school.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers, Grades K - 5.

Credits

22.5 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of these three 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

July 18 - 19, 2018, 8:30am - 3:15pm, and July 20, 2018, 8:30am - 12:00pm at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton. 

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $125.

Registration deadline: July 11, 2018

Instructor(s)

  • 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:
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.