2021 – 2022 School Year Courses

Join us for professional learning opportunities that offer new perspectives, collaborative discussions, and resources for cultivating globally-minded classrooms. PDPs and/or graduate credits (additional fee applies) are listed under each program. 

3-Part Seminar Series

The Project of Democracy: Teaching Civics for Active and Informed Participation

*registration closed*

Especially for educators of grades 5-12 (focus on 5th and 8th)

3-Part Seminar Series

Dates

Thursday October 28, 2021 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Thursday November 18, 2021 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Thursday December 9, 2021 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location

Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual analysis and interpretation; Empowering informed action, Developing cross-cultural sensitivity.

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 Graduate Credit ($160)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $450 (plus fee for graduate credit)

Mosaic America: Teaching Inclusive Elementary Social Studies

Especially for educators of grades K-5

3-Part Seminar Series

Dates

Thursday January 27, 2022 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Temple Reyim (1860 Washington St, Auburndale, MA 02466)

February, 2022 (Asynchronous)
Location: Online

Tuesday March 8, 2022 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Temple Reyim (1860 Washington St, Auburndale, MA 02466)

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual analysis & interpretation; Inquiry; Evaluating visual evidence; Research skills

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 Graduate Credit ($160)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $450 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Voices and Movements: The Ongoing Struggle for Black Liberation

Especially for educators of grades 5 and 8-12

3-Part Seminar Series

Dates

February, 2022 (Date TBD)

March, 2022 (Date TBD)

April, 2022 (Date TBD)

Location

TBD

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual analysis and interpretation; Empowering informed action; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 Graduate Credit ($160)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $450 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Engaging with Experts

Oceania: Civilizations of Island and Sea

With Ingrid Ahlgren, Harvard University

Especially for educators of grade 7 social studies; all interested educators welcome

Engaging with Experts

Date

Tuesday December 7, 2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location

Online

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Developing empathy; Analyzing point of view and purpose

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $200

The Worlds of Southeast Asia and Oceania (3-part series)

This series is designed to offer educators an introduction to the content addressed in Topic 7.3 of the MA History/Social Studies Standards.

Especially for educators of grade 7 social studies; all interested educators welcome

Engaging with Experts

Dates

Tuesday December 7, 2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Thursday January 13, 2022 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Tuesday February 8, 2022 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location

Virtual Series

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Developing empathy; Analyzing point of view and purpose

PDPs/Credits

10 PDPs for completion of the full series

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $600 for the entire 3-part series

Southeast Asia in the First Millenium: Crossroads of Empire

With Miriam Stark, University of Hawai’i – Manoa

Especially for educators of grade 7 social studies; all interested educators welcome

Engaging with Experts

Date

Thursday January 13, 2022 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location

Online

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Developing empathy; Analyzing point of view and purpose

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $200

History and Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia: 60,000 Years of Occupation and Cultural Innovation

With Tristen Jones, The Australian National University

Especially for educators of grade 7 social studies; all interested educators welcome

Engaging with Experts

Date

Tuesday February 8, 2022 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location

Online

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Developing empathy; Analyzing point of view and purpose

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $200

Beyond Stonewall: LGBTQ History and Literature

with Timothy McCarthy, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Especially for educators of grades 6-12

Engaging with Experts

Date

Wednesday April 13, 2022 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location

Online

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual Analysis and Interpretation; Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity; Developing Empathy

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $200

One-Day Programs

A Taste of World History: Unwrapping the Hidden Stories of Chocolate, Coffee, and Tea

*registration closed*

Especially for educators of grades 6-12

One-Day Programs

Date

Thursday November 4, 2021 8:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Location

Framingham State University (subject to change)

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Inquiry; Evaluating visual evidence; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity.

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $200

Teaching “Hard History” to Elementary Learners

Especially for educators of grades K-5

One-Day Programs

Date

Tuesday December 14, 2021 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location

Temple Reyim (Newton, MA)

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Analyzing point of view and purpose ; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Developing Empathy

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $200

The Opium Trade in Context: Local, Global and Modern Connections

In partnership with the Forbes House Museum, Milton, MA

Especially for educators of grades 9-12

One-Day Programs

Date

Wednesday June 29, 2022 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location

Forbes House Museum, Milton, MA

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Evaluating visual evidence; Inquiry; Assessing claims and evidence

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $200

Book Groups

Bold New Voices: Diverse Asian American Literature Today

*registration closed*

Boston-Area Educators Book Group

For all educators of grades K-12

Book Groups

Dates

Thursday November 4, 2021 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: In-person

Thursday December 2, 2021 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday January 20, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday March 3, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday April 7, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: In-person

Location

Brighton Allston Congregational Church (404 Washington Street, Brighton, MA, 02135)

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual Analysis & Interpretation; Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity; Developing Empathy

PDPs/Credits

15 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $150

Living Between Two Worlds

*registration closed*

Southern MA Educators Book Group

For all educators of grades K-12

Book Groups

Dates

Tuesday November 30, 2021 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday January 11, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday February 15, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday March 22, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location

Virtual

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual Analysis & Interpretation; Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity; Developing Empathy

PDPs/Credits

15 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $150

4-Week Online Courses

Modern African History: Colonialism, Independence, and Legacies

*registration closed*

Especially for educators of grades 6-12.

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday October 20 – Tuesday November 16, 2021

Location

Online

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Evaluating visual evidence; Evaluating quantitative evidence; ICT literacy; Developing empathy

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit available ($160 fee for credit)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $400 (plus fee for one graduate credit)

Turning Points in Latin American History & Culture: From Colonization to the Cold War

*registration closed*

Open to all educators of grades K-12

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday October 20 – Tuesday November 16, 2021

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual analysis & interpretation; Evaluating visual evidence; Developing empathy; Assessing claims and evidence

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit available ($160 fee for credit)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Secondary Schools

*registration closed*

This course has been approved by the MA DESE to provide 15 PDPs addressing the needs of English language learners.

Especially for teachers and administrators of grades 6-12

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday October 20 – Tuesday November 16, 2021

Location

Online

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Collaboration; Empowering informed action; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Critical thinking

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit ($160)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Elementary Schools

*registration closed*

This course has been approved by the MA DESE to provide 15 PDPs addressing the needs of English language learners.

Especially for teachers and administrations of grades K-5

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday October 20 – Tuesday November 16, 2021

Location

Online

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Collaboration; Empowering informed action; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Critical thinking

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit ($160)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Preparing Students for Global Citizenship

Open to all educators of grades K-12

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday January 26 – Tuesday March 1, 2022

Location

Online

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Empowering informed action; Analyzing point of view and purpose; Inquiry; Communication

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit available ($160 fee for credit)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $400 (plus fee for graduate credit)

Multicultural History of Colonial and Revolutionary America

Especially for educators of grades 3-12.

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday January 26 – Tuesday March 1, 2022

Location

Online

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual analysis and interpretation; Evaluating visual evidence; Research skills

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Dynamic Societies of Ancient & Medieval Africa

Especially for educators of grades 6-12.

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday January 26 – Tuesday March 1, 2022

Location

Online

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Inquiry; Evaluating Visual Evidence; ICT Literacy; Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

India’s Century of Change: Diversity, Democracy & Social Dynamics

Open to all educators of grades K-12

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday March 2 – Tuesday April 5, 2022

Location

Online

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Evaluating visual evidence; Media literacy; Research skills; Analyzing point of view & purpose

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit available ($160 fee for credit)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Global Understanding in Action: Human Rights, Educational Access & Gender Equity

Open to all K-12 educators.

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday March 2 – Tuesday April 5, 2022

Location

Online

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Empowering informed action; Evaluating quantitative data; Fostering creativity & innovation; Media literacy; Collaboration

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)