Teaching the History's Mysteries K-5 Curriculum

Emerging America
PDPs: 
10

Description

History’s Mysteries is a ready-to-use K-5 curriculum. There are History's Mysteries units for each grade level, each fully addressing a topic in the Massachusetts standards for that grade. Each unit includes three or more mysteries featuring student investigation of primary sources from the Library of Congress and other archives.

This workshop introduces the inquiry-based methodology and prepares K-5 teachers to teach this interactive and engaging curriculum. Participants who complete planning, teaching, and reflective activities in addition to attending the scheduled webinars will be eligible to receive PDPs.

Audience and Grade Level

Curriculum Directors and Teachers; Grades K-5

Credits

10 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of this training, in addition to outside reading and assignments (as per DESE regulations).

Date and Location

Fall 2020

This workshop is fully online and will run December 14, 2020 through June 14, 2021. Virtual sessions will be held on the below dates:

  • December 14, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
  • June 14, 2021, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Registration Deadline: Dec 9

Winter 2021

This workshop is fully online and will run February 10 through June 14, 2021. Virtual sessions will be held on the below dates:

  • February 10, 2021, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
  • June 14, 2021, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Registration Deadline: Feb 3

Spring 2021

This workshop is fully online and will run April 14 through June 14, 2021. Virtual sessions will be held on the below dates:

  • April 14, 2021, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
  • June 14, 2021, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Registration Deadline: April 7

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $40 for member districts, and $50 for non-member districts. Training cost is reduced thanks to support from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program.

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.

  • thumbnail image of Kelley Brown

    Kelley Brown is a Social Studies educator at Easthampton High School where she has taught for the last 20 years. She is also the Professional Development Coordinator. She focuses on bringing primary sources and disciplinary literacy skills into the Social Studies classroom for all students.

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.