Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Secondary Schools

4-Week Online Courses

Focal Skills and Dispositions

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


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


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

Especially for educators of grades 6-12.

Approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide 15 PDPs addressing the needs of English language learners (RETELL requirement as of 2016).

Diverse Students

This online course provides a theoretical and practical foundation for culturally responsive teaching of English language learners in the secondary school setting. We will examine immigrant teenagers and their experience of schooling; the demographic and diversity profile of Massachusetts districts; cross‐cultural communication and its implications for teaching and learning; and effective strategies for secondary 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 instructor.

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.


Contact Sara Clamage at sara@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.


* Registration is closed *