Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Primary Source Global Action for Social Justice Series Webinar

From Primary Source: Happy New Year! I hope all of you enjoyed pleasant holidays with friends and family.  I want to let you know that we have a webinar series beginning on January 18 and we welcome more teachers to participate.  Our Global Action for Social Justice series will includes sessions on human trafficking, the UN's sustainable development goals, and sports and human rights.  All details are below — please share with your teachers — they can sign up directly using the link at the bottom of the descriptions.  New for this year:  with participation in all three sessions (plus an assignment), teachers can earn 10 PDPs.

Global Action for Social Justice
3-part webinar series

DATES: January 18, February 15, and TBD 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. EST
PDPs: 10 PDPs for participation in full series and completion of assignment

Our three-part webinar series will introduce educators to global issues unfolding on many continents. This year we explore social justice tools and approaches that include the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the international effort to eliminate human trafficking, and the global campaign to establish access to sports and play as a human right. Scholar experts will join the conversation to provide context for the issues. Classroom resources will also be shared.  Participants may register for one, two or all three sessions but PDPs are only provided for participation in all three.  Open to all K-12 educators.

Sports and the “Right to Play”: A Global Human Rights Issue
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Gender, disability, sexual identity, race and religion have each been used in various ways and places to exclude people from access to sports. Eli Wolff of Brown University will speak about sports and the “right to play” as a global human rights issue. 

Teaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Led by a Primary Source staff member and K-12 teacher, this webinar provides an introduction to the key components and targets set by the international community to combat some of the world's greatest social, political, and environmental challenges and offers teaching strategies and resources to incorporate these 17 goals into the K-12 classroom.

Human Trafficking
March-April Date TBD

Hear from advocates, students and teachers involved in the 21st century “abolition” campaign to end all forms of coerced unfree labor and the traffic in human lives. Learn about the many avenues for informed action that are open to young people and the critical role that teachers can play in their classrooms and beyond.

Registration is free and open.  Go tohttps://www.primarysource.org/our-services/course-registration-forms/16-online-seminars to sign up.


Abby Detweiler
Director of Outreach & Program Operations
(617) 923-9933 ext. 120
Educating global citizens
Learn why we’re opening new windows on the world for K-12 educators and their students.

Summer History Course for teachers!

Boston folks!  This is a great course for teachers in Grades 3-12.

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library is pleased to invite 3rd-12th grade teachers from around the country to apply to participate in our summer 2017 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture teacher workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England.

Information about this opportunity
Participants will explore the history and landscape of 1600s New England, with an emphasis on the role of geography and place. This is an opportunity to engage deeply with the region by visiting and learning at major historical landmarks such as the site of Plymouth colony, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and battlefields of the Pequot War, the city of Boston and its harbor islands with their deep connections to Native American history, and museums and libraries that together house collections and exhibitions that bring to life this complex story of land, power, identity, and community.

Teachers will engage with leading scholars and primary source materials, including period maps, letters, land deeds, and narratives that are grounded in their geographic location. These materials illuminate how the different ways and perspectives with which English settlers and multifaceted Native communities viewed the New England region shaped their relationships and interactions throughout the 1600s.

July 9 - 14, 2017 - National Participants

July 23 - 28, 2017 - Commuting Participants


Thursday, January 5, 2017

What Kind of Citizen: Educating Our Children for the Common Good with Joel Westheimer

 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education   
9th Annual Teacher Forum
What Kind of Citizen:
Educating Our Children for the Common Good 
with Joel Westheimer
Sunday, March 5, 2017
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Brandeis University 
Hassenfeld Conference Center
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

This event is free and open to the public but space is limited and registration is required. 

The Teacher Forum is co-sponsored by the Delet Alumni Network (DAN) and the Brandeis Education Program. 
  • How can our schools prepare students to become responsible, ethical and active citizens of a just, democratic society? 
  • How can teachers of all subjects teach young people to engage with the world around them and work to improve it?
In this interactive presentation and workshop 
Dr. Joel Westheimer details how teachers, principals, parents, students and school reformers can pursue meaningful ideals of democracy, 
social justice and civic community. 

Joel Westheimer
Joel Westheimer is University Research Chair in Democracy and Education at the Unive
rsity of Ottawa and education columnist for CBC Radio. He began his education career as a summer camp director and was a middle school teacher in the New York City Public School system. His newest book What Kind of Citizen: Educating Our Children for the Common Good was published in 2015.

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, Brandeis University, MS 049, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454-9110