Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners, including extensive discipline-specific vocabulary, difficult informational texts--including complex primary sources, and a need for background knowledge. Yet the authentic sources, important ideas and connections to issues of these subjects also offer virtual tools for differentiation and potent means to motivate students.
- Gain and apply practical classroom strategies.
- Integrate History of Disability through issues of Citizenship, private and government responsibility to provide services, and struggles for empowerment.
- Create/adapt lessons: Universal Design for Learning and brain-based language learning.
Audience and Grade Level
Teachers in Social Studies or Humanities; Grades 4-12.
Invite a partner! We encourage - but do not require - participation of teams, such as a Special Education teacher and a History/American Literature teacher, members of a department, or interdisciplinary teams.
22.5 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of these two days of 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. 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
Face-to-Face, Northampton: March 3 and 24, 2020, 8:30am - 3:30pm, Collaborative for Educational Services