School Year 2023-2024 Programs

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.”

For information about Primary Source’s Investigating History PD, click here.

3-Part Seminar Series

Teaching the Ultimate Crime: Genocide and Human Rights History

*registration closed*

This course addresses genocide education requirements introduced in the 2021 Genocide Education Bill.

Especially for grades 8-12

3-Part Seminar Series

Dates

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

November, 2023 (Asynchronous)

Tuesday December 5, 2023 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location

Framingham, MA; 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: $1,000 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Engaging with Experts

From Reform to Equal Rights: Disability and Agency in U.S. History

*registration closed*

With Rich Cairn, a History and Civics Inclusion Specialist with the Collaborative for Educational Services

Especially for educators of grades 8-12

Engaging with Experts

Date

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

Location

Online

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

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

Lavender Scare: Centering LGBTQ Experiences in Cold War History

*registration closed*

With Michael Bronski, Professor of the Practice in Media and Activism in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University and author of A Queer History of the United States

Especially for educators of grades 9-12

Engaging with Experts

Date

Thursday November 16, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location

Online

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

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

Migration Nation: Culturally Affirming Approaches for Teaching about Migration

*registration closed*

With Adam Strom, founder and executive director of Re-Imagining Migration

Especially for educators of grades 8-12

Engaging with Experts

Date

Tuesday January 23, 2024 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location

Online

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

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

One-Day Programs

Teaching Hard History to Elementary Learners

*registration closed*

Especially for grades K-5

One-Day Programs

Date

Tuesday December 12, 2023 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location

LaCava Center at Bentley University

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $400

Muslim Empires in the Age of Steam & Print

*registration closed*

Partnering with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Especially for grades 9-12

One-Day Programs

Date

Saturday March 2, 2024 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

PDPs/Credits

9 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $400

Making Freedom: Resistance, Agency, and Joy in African American History

*registration closed*

Rescheduled to March 21

Especially for grades 6-12

One-Day Programs

Date

Thursday March 21, 2024 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $400

Data Literacy and Maps in the Classroom

*registration closed*

Especially for grades 8-12

One-Day Programs

Date

Thursday April 4, 2024 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $400

Indigenous Expressions: Literature and Visual Arts in the Secondary Classroom

*registration closed*

Especially for grades 6-12

One-Day Programs

Date

Wednesday April 10, 2024 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

PDPs/Credits

5 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $400

Book Groups

Reading As Resistance: Honoring Banned and Challenged Authors

*registration closed*

Boston Area Hybrid Book Group: 5 sessions: 2 in person, 3 virtual

For all grades K-12

Book Groups

Dates

Thursday November 9, 2023 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday December 14, 2023 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday January 11, 2024 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday February 8, 2024 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday March 21, 2024 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location

Hybrid: Virtual sessions as well as in-person

PDPs/Credits

15 PDPs

Fee

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

Family Stories, Family Secrets

*registration closed*

Virtual Book Group

For all grades K-12

Book Groups

Dates

Tuesday December 5, 2023 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday January 9, 2024 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday February 27, 2024 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday March 26, 2024 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday January 1, 1970 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location

100% Virtual

PDPs/Credits

15 PDPs

Fee

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

4-Week Online Courses

Africans in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

*registration closed*

Especially for teachers and administrators of grades 8-12

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Tuesday October 17 – Wednesday November 15, 2023

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)

Preparing Students for Global Citizenship

*registration closed*

Especially for grades K-12

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Tuesday October 17 – Wednesday November 15, 2023

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)

FALL COHORT: 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 administrators of grades K-5

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Tuesday October 17 – Wednesday November 15, 2023

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)

FALL COHORT: 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

Tuesday October 17 – Wednesday November 15, 2023

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)

Dynamic Societies of Ancient and Medieval Africa

*registration closed*

Especially for grades 6-12

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Tuesday January 23 – Wednesday February 21, 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)

Thinking Like a Historian

*registration closed*

Especially for grades K-6

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Tuesday January 23 – Wednesday February 21, 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)

SPRING COHORT: 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 administrators of grades K-5

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Tuesday March 19 – Wednesday April 17, 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)

SPRING COHORT: 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

Tuesday March 19 – Wednesday April 17, 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)

Multicultural History of Colonial & Revolutionary America

*registration closed*

Especially for grades 4-12

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Tuesday March 19 – Wednesday April 17, 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)

Free Webinars

The Great Crime Against Armenians

In collaboration with the National Humanities Center; this course addresses genocide education requirements introduced in the 2021 Genocide Education Bill.

Especially for educators of grades 9-12

Engaging with Experts

Date

Tuesday April 23, 2024 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location

Online

Fee

Free