Teachers’ Program for Global Studies and Massachusetts Geographic Alliance

These workshops are open to current teachers, teachers in training and undergraduate education majors. The program 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

Immigration/Refugees: Historical to present-day issues in both the United States and abroad
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, Mary Dooley College Center, Elms College

Presenters include Damien Murray, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Elms College; Michael Butler, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at Clark University; and Michelle LeBlanc of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Museum, Boston Public Library. This seminar includes teacher resources and lessons and is open to teachers of all grade levels. Registration fee: $25.

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National Geographic Teacher Certification Program
Monday, August 14, 2017
9 a.m. to noon
Faculty Dining Room, Mary Dooley College Center, Elms College

Presenter is Kathy Babini, curriculum director of Plymouth Public Schools and a National Geographic Certification Program leaders. Teachers will be introduced to the certification program and start the process during the session. Open to all grade level teachers; refreshments provided. Registration fee: $15.

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Teacher Licensing Workshop
National Geographic Massachusetts Giant State Floor Map
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
9 a.m. to noon
Faculty Dining Room, Mary Dooley College Center, Elms College

This session will present the 16-ft x 20-ft National Geographic Massachusetts State Floor Map, with lessons for teachers to use in the classroom. Teachers who complete the session will be licensed to use it and have free use of the giant floor map for one full week in their school. This workshop is appropriate for K-5 teachers. Refreshments are provided; registration fee:  $15.

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Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, Mary Dooley College Center, Elms College

This introductory program is presented by Maureen Stephens of Brown University’s Choices Program. Two units will be provided per registrant (an $80 value): Westward Expansion: A New History and Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate. This workshop is appropriate for teachers of grades 7-12 and includes lunch. Registration fee: $145 (the first 10 teachers to register pay only $75). This seminar is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance.

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

 

For PDP information, please contact arlene.kowal@elms.edu

 

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.