2022-23 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. 

General Registration: Complete the form on each of the course pages.

Registration for Educators in Partnership Districts: Contact your district liaison, who will put you on a registration list shared with Primary Source. District liaisons are always listed on our website under “School and District Partnership.”

3-Part Seminar Series

Voices and Movements: The Ongoing Struggle for Black Liberation

Especially for educators of grades 8-12

3-Part Seminar Series

Dates

Tuesday October 25, 2022 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday November 15, 2022 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday December 13, 2022 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location

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: $750 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Reimagining a Region: A Cultural History of the Middle East

Especially for grades 6-12

3-Part Seminar Series

Dates

Tuesday January 24, 2023 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday February 14, 2023 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday March 7, 2023 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location

Waltham, MA

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)

Trade & Cultural Exchange in Early Asia

Especially for grade 7 and world history educators

3-Part Seminar Series

Dates

Thursday February 9, 2023 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Auburndale, MA

March, 2023 (Asynchronous)
Location: Virtual

Thursday March 30, 2023 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Auburndale, MA

Location

Hybrid: 2 in-person sessions and one asynchronous

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)

Engaging with Experts

Reproductive Justice in the US: Understanding the Past to Teach in the Present

with Kimberly Mutcherson, Rutgers Law School

Especially for grades 8-12

Engaging with Experts

Date

Wednesday February 8, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location

Virtual

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: No Cost
Non-partnership educators: $200

Our Shared Origin Story: From Human Origins to the Neolithic Revolutions

with Adam van Arsdale, Wellesley College

Especially for grade 6, open to all

Engaging with Experts

Date

Tuesday April 11, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location

Virtual

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

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

One-Day Programs

Teaching “Hard History” to Elementary Learners

Especially for educators of grades K-5

One-Day Programs

Date

Thursday December 15, 2022 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location

Belmont, MA

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

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

Asian American Voices and Narratives Across the K-12 Curriculum

For all grades K-12

One-Day Programs

Date

Wednesday March 1, 2023 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location

Milton, MA

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

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

Centering Marginalized Voices in ELA for Young Adults

Especially for grades 6-12

One-Day Programs

Date

Wednesday March 22, 2023 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location

Cambridge, MA

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

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

A Green Revolution: A Civic History of Environmental Justice

Especially for grades 6-12

One-Day Programs

Date

Friday March 24, 2023 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location

Waltham, MA

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

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

Book Groups

Boston Area Book Group: Family Stories, Family Secrets

*registration closed*

For all grades K-12

Book Groups

Dates

Thursday November 3, 2022 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: In-person

Thursday December 8, 2022 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday February 9, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday March 2, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday April 6, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: In-person

Location

Brighton, MA & Virtual

PDPs/Credits

15 PDPs

Fee

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

Virtual Book Group: Native American Narratives

For all grades K-12

Book Groups

Dates

Tuesday December 6, 2022 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Monday January 9, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Tuesday February 28, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Tuesday March 28, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location

Virtual

PDPs/Credits

10 PDPs

Fee

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

4-Week Online Courses

**NEW** Worldly Republic: The U.S. and the World in the Nineteenth Century

*registration closed*

Especially for grades 9-12

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday October 19 – Tuesday November 15, 2022

Location

Online Course

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 Secondary Schools

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

Dates

Wednesday October 19 – Tuesday November 15, 2022

Wednesday March 8 – Tuesday April 4, 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)

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.

Especially for teachers and administrations of grades K-5

4-Week Online Courses

Dates

Wednesday October 19 – Tuesday November 15, 2022

Wednesday March 8 – Tuesday April 4, 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)

Global Understanding in Action

*registration closed*

Open to all K-12 educators.

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday October 19 – Tuesday November 15, 2022

Location

Online

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)

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

Open to all educators of grades K-12

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday January 25 – Tuesday February 28, 2023

Location

Online

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)

Dynamic Societies of Ancient & Medieval Africa

Especially for educators of grades 6-12.

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday January 25 – Tuesday February 28, 2023

Location

Online

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)

Preparing Students for Global Citizenship

Open to all educators of grades K-12

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday March 8 – Tuesday April 4, 2023

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: $400 (plus fee for graduate credit)

Windows to the Islamic World: Art, Architecture and Music

Open to all K-12 educators.

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday March 8 – Tuesday April 4, 2023

Location

Online

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)

8-Week Online Courses

Changing China: History & Culture Since 1644

Especially for grades 6-12

8-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday January 25 – Tuesday March 28, 2023

Location

Online

PDPs/Credits

45 PDPs (Optional- 2 graduate credit, $320 registration fee)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 2 graduate credita)
Non-partnership educators: $600 (plus fee for 2 graduate credits)

Roundtables

Roundtable: Understanding the Genocide Education Law in Massachusetts

*registration closed*

Especially for 6-12 administrators and Social Studies/ELA leads

Roundtables

Date

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

Location

Watertown, MA

PDPs/Credits

none

Fee

Free

Free Webinars

Shining A Light On Massachusetts History: Teaching Legacy of Courage Documentary & Classroom Resources

Especially for grades 5-12

Free Webinars

Date

Tuesday January 10, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location

Virtual

PDPs/Credits

none

Fee

Free

A Revolutionary History of the Middle East

In collaboration with the National Humanities Center

For all grades K-12

Free Webinars

Date

Tuesday May 2, 2023 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location

Virtual – Register on the National Humanities Website: https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/education-programs/webinars/

PDPs/Credits

None

Fee

Free