calendar icon 2019 History & Social Science Professional Learning Institute

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will partner with Facing History and Ourselves, Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Democratic Knowledge Project, and InquirED to present the 2019 History and Social Science Professional Learning Institute. The 2019 History & Social Science Professional Learning Institute is an opportunity for history and social science teachers and school and district curriculum leaders to participate in two to three in-depth workshops focused on high-quality, standards-aligned curricular materials supporting implementation of the 2018 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework.

The purpose of the Institute is to deepen educators’ understanding of the three pillars of 2018 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework through examination and exploration of particular topics and content areas. Each session will engage educators in experiential learning, review of specific curricular materials related to each topic, discussion of connection to the Framework, key strategies for implementation, and review of a facilitator’s guide to sustain new learning with district teams. Sessions will illustrate strategies for increasing student engagement through meaningful, relevant, and standards-aligned learning experiences. In addition, the Institute will provide an opportunity for educators to deepen both their content and pedagogical knowledge related to specific topics and areas in the Framework. Topics include civics life and government; news and media literacy; teaching diverse perspectives and people; teaching current events and critical issues; and inquiry-based learning in the elementary classroom.

Participants have the choice of attending on Thursday, June 13, 2019 or Friday, June 14, 2019 at Harvard Law School from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference agenda will repeat on June 14, 2019. FREE PARKING and lunch will be provided!

More details, including a final conference agenda and workshop descriptions, to follow.

Sessions:

Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Democratic Knowledge Project
Civic Identity, Values, and Agency
Developing Agency-Oriented Knowledge of Political Institutions

Facing History and Ourselves
Engaging with Diverse People and Perspectives (all grades)
Promoting News/Media Literacy and Teaching with Current Events
Choices in Little Rock (all grades)

InquirEd
History and Social Science Inquiry in the Elementary Classroom



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