Teachers’ Program for Global Studies

These workshops are open to current teachers, teachers in training and undergraduate education majors. It is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Consortium for Global Education at Framingham State University and is hosted by Elms College.

Seminars and Workshops

Understanding Islam for the Classroom
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Faculty Dining Room, Mary Dooley College Center, Elms College

This seminar will provide a brief history of Islam, a review of its teachings, current politics, and a list of local resources for teachers. PDPs are available (email arlene.kowal@elms.edu for specifics) and Elms students are welcome. Materials and resources provided, and lunch is included is the $25 registration fee.

Presenters are Todd Lewis, professor of world religions at College of the Holy Cross; Martin Pion, professor of religious studies at Elms College; and Michael Butler, associate professor, Department of Political Science, Clark University. This seminar is geared toward middle and high school teachers.

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Teacher Licensing Workshop
National Geographic Massachusetts Giant State Floor Map
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

4:30-6 p.m. Faculty Dining Room, Mary Dooley College Center, Elms College

This workshop is geared toward K-8 teachers who would like to have free use of the new 16-ft x 20-ft National Geographic Massachusetts Giant State Floor Map in their schools. Participating teachers get licensed to use the map and receive a free week to host the map in their schools. Refreshments are provided; registration fee is $15.

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Funding for the workshops and seminars is provided by a grant from the Massachusetts Consortium for Global Education at Framingham State University and hosted by Elms College.

 

About the Program

Offered in partnership with the Elms College Division of Education since 2014.

MGA is one of 50 state geography alliances affiliated with the National Geographic Society.

MGA strives to improve geo-literacy among teachers as well as students.

Elms College is an MGA regional geographic center.