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Workshop Overview

Select a workshop below for further information. For workshops open for registration see current workshops.

All workshops are currently offered ONLINE with a combination of live webinars and off-line material.

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Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources

Approaches for struggling learners that increase access and motivation for all students.

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Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources

Dual-language-learner-friendly methods using immigrant history to engage English Learners.

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Disability History Workshop for Special Education Professionals
Free one-hour workshop for Special Education professionals on addressing disability and the long arc of disability history.  
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Accessing Civic Engagement for Students with Disabilities

How can students with disabilities fully participate in student-led civic engagement projects? 

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Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students
Explore the history of immigration from America's origins to contemporary issues. Engage diverse learners. 
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Teaching Disability History in the K-12 Classroom

Explore the remarkable story of reform, endurance, and empowerment. Sample the inclusive Reform to Equal Rights: K-12 Disability History Curriculum. 

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Teaching the US Constitution
Innovative and advanced content learning combined with primary source lesson development guidance. Master teacher Kelley Brown with renowned Constitutional scholars.
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Integrating Civic Engagement Projects Across the Curriculum

Plan effective student-led civic engagement projects, grounded in the powerful Massachusetts Civics Project Guide. 

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Teaching Grades K-5 Social Studies with Private i History Detectives

Historical thinking, inquiry based teaching, and compelling historical questions for K-5 classrooms.

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America and World Fascism

What is fascism? Before World War II, idealistic Americans fought in Spain against General Franco's fascist rebels. WWII to today.

Upcoming Workshops

July 15 - 8:30am - 3pm - Collaborative for Educational Services, 97 Hawley Street, Northampton, Massachusetts. Register. This workshop is full. Email events@co…
Join DESE Civics Pathways Professional Learning The DESE Civics Pathways are an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Educat…
Network with thousands of dynamic educators from across the country for the 104th annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, including th…