SUMMER COHORT: Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Elementary Schools

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

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday July 3 – Tuesday July 30, 2024

Location

Asynchronous, Online

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit ($160)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $750 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Especially for teachers and administrators of grades K-5

This online course provides a theoretical and practical foundation for culturally responsive teaching of English language learners in the elementary school setting. We will examine how young immigrant students experience school; the demographic and diversity profile of Massachusetts districts; cross-cultural communication and its implications for teaching and learning; and effective strategies for schools to engage immigrant and refugee families. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your own teaching practice, apply course skills and strategies, and receive feedback from peers and the instructor.

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


Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.

Questions?

Contact Olivia Maduro at olivia@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.

Registration

Registration is closed

SUMMER COHORT: Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Secondary Schools

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

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday July 3 – Tuesday July 30, 2024

Location

Asynchronous, Online

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit ($160)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $750 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Especially for teachers and administrators of grades K-5

This online course provides a theoretical and practical foundation for culturally responsive teaching of English language learners in the elementary school setting. We will examine how young immigrant students experience school; the demographic and diversity profile of Massachusetts districts; cross-cultural communication and its implications for teaching and learning; and effective strategies for schools to engage immigrant and refugee families. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your own teaching practice, apply course skills and strategies, and receive feedback from peers and the instructor.

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


Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.

Questions?

Contact Olivia Maduro at olivia@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.

Registration

Registration is closed

Preparing Students for Global Citizenship

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

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday July 3 – Tuesday July 30, 2024

Location

Asynchronous, Online

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit ($160)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $750 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Especially for teachers and administrators of grades K-5

In an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, teachers & students must understand and wrestle with topics of global significance in order to successfully learn, collaborate, and lead in the future. This 4-week asynchronous online course offers an introduction to issues that affect the lives and experiences of people living around the world. You will learn about globalization, the environment, and international health as well as the organizations and people who work together to find fair and sustainable solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. Using online resources and readings, scholar videos, and interactive discussion forums, you will collaborate to expand your thinking about global issues and to explore ways to integrate the study of global topics into your teaching. Course highlights include “Featured Teacher” ideas for K-12 classroom application, integration of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and weekly “web highlight” resources for classroom use.

Standards:
[PS.1] Demonstrate civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions
[PS.3] Organize information and date from multiple primary and secondary sources
[PS.7] Determine next steps and take informed action as appropriate
[WHII.T6] The era of globalization, 1991-present
[WHII.T7] The politics of difference among people: conflicts, genocide, and terrorism
[NML.T1] Freedom of the press and news/media literacy
[NML.T5] Gathering and reporting information using digital media

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.

Questions?

Contact Olivia Maduro at olivia@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.

Registration

Registration is closed

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

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday July 3 – Tuesday July 30, 2024

Location

Online

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: $750 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Open to all educators of grades K-12

Understanding the dynamism and challenges of Latin America today requires a grasp of key historical events and cultural shifts over the past few centuries. This online course is designed to introduce important events and legacies through multimedia approaches that make history and the arts vivid and explain what is distinctive about the region. We will explore the periods of colonialism, independence and the abolition of the slavery, revolution (with examples from Mexico and Cuba), and the Cold War, making use of case studies from different countries and bilingual primary sources. Sessions include readings, videos, scholar podcasts, classroom- friendly primary sources, featured web resources, and discussion forums for reflection. As part of the course, you will curate a Latin American resource collection for your classroom using a tool of your choosing.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.

Questions?

Contact Olivia Maduro at olivia@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.

Registration

Registration is closed

Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Elementary Schools

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

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday July 5 – Tuesday August 1, 2023

Location

Online

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)

Especially for teachers and administrations of grades K-5

This online course provides a theoretical and practical foundation for culturally responsive teaching of English language learners in the elementary school setting. We will examine how young immigrant students experience school; the demographic and diversity profile of Massachusetts districts; cross-cultural communication and its implications for teaching and learning; and effective strategies for elementary schools to engage immigrant and refugee families. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your own teaching practice, apply course skills and strategies, and receive feedback from peers and the instructor. 

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

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.

Questions?

Contact Sara Clamage at sara@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.

Registration

Registration is closed