Professional Development

85,000 Pathé Films - Free on YouTube

The British documentary company, Pathé collected documentary footage which played before movies in theaters during much of the 20th century. Those films have now been released for free use (what a social studies boon!) on YouTube. If you have been angling ...

Civics Day Judging

Generation Citizen had a nice article in the Boston Globe HERE . There was also a sidebar about Generation Citizen action projects  HERE .  

Common Core Harms History Instruction

Study: Common Core ELA Standards Will Further Harm U.S. History Instruction States and schools should offer separate standards and classes for English and U.S. History rather than follow Common Core approach of merging academic disciplines. BOSTON  ...

Continuing Education Credit - Travel to China

We are the Chinese American Cultural Bridge Center, a non-profit organization that organizes Educational trips for teachers that are interested in traveling to China.  Since 1992 we have brought countless teachers to China, offering American educators ...

Disney DVDs

I (Anna Sorrentino) just wanted to share with you information about our newest release at Disney Educational Productions, They Spoke Out . We are offering this title to you at a special price of just $9.99 . Please click here for a full program description. Whether...

Facing History Summer Seminars

Facing History will be offering five 5-day seminars at its Brookline office and 2 online courses this summer on topics such as Holocaust and Human Behavior, Immigration in a Changing World, and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. For a complete schedule...

Global Literacy Institute

2014-2015 Boston University School of Education 3-Day / 20-PDP Global Literacy Institute During the academic year, the School of Education offers three-day, 20-PDP Global Literacy Institutes that address current global issues and Common Core State...

Inside the White House Situation Room

Dear Fellow Educator, Given the news in the Middle East, WarningSignsofGenocide.org  is happy to pass along the following lessons about the American response to ISIS and the Syrian Refugee crisis. Written by teachers, for teachers, all materials a...

Massachusetts Historical Society - Workshops

Join us at the Massachusetts Historical Society this fall as we explore post-Revolution life in Framingham; Massachusetts and the First World War; and Stories of the American Revolution. All K-12 teachers and history enthusiasts are welcome to join us! Questions?...

Mastering the Common Core

Mastering the Common Core: A Four-day Training for District Leaders April 30-May 3, 2014 Brown University, Providence, RI The Choices Program is excited to offer a new professional development opportunity to district-level social studies leaders....

National Honor Society for Social Studies

The National Council for the Social Studies has created an honor society for high school juniors and seniors.

Personal Genetics Education Project (Summer Training)

Harvard Medical School Professional Development for High School Teachers Personal Genetics Education Project July 29-30, 2014; 9:00 – 3:30 Boston, MA Earn 18 PDPs for the three-day session Cost: $50 (scholarships available) Personal G...

Programs at Edward M Kennedy Institute

Professional Development for Teachers at Edward M Kennedy Institute for the Senate Take a Seat in the Senate Chamber  Saturday, February 28, 2015 The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate at Columbia Point, Boston Join us...

Sons of the American Revolution History Programs

Introducing the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution History Programs Since its founding in 1889, the Sons of the American Revolution has promoted historic preservation, education, and patriotism across the nation. Through...

SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER - Student Video Contest

SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER STUDENT  VIDEO  CONTEST LOOKING FOR A WAY TO HELP YOUR STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT HOW TO CREATE CHANGE? Consider our Speak Truth To Power Video Contest that gives middle and high school students the opportunity to embrace t...

Teaching about Japanese American Internment and Fred Korematsu

Fred Korematsu is remembered for his courageous fight against the Japanese American Internment which led to the 1944 Supreme Court case, Korematsu v. United States. Fred Korematsu was exonerated almost 40 years later and was eventually awarded the Presidential...

The Beatles Institute

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Presents The Beatles Institute Dynamic workshops based of the Beatles in the 1960s. *Registration deadline is Thursday, July 3rd Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:30 a.m.—6:00 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014 8:30 a.m.— 3:0...

Transformative Teachers Workshop

Choose from four available sessions: Thursday 7/10, Saturday 7/12, Thursday 8/7 or Saturday 8/9. The session cost is $150 per person. The workshop is co-sponsored by WGBH and the Massachusetts DESE. Full information is available by downloading...

What is the C3 Framework?

Find out more by reading the flier.

PIER Summer Institute 2012

(EXAMPLE of the kind of announcements we are pleased to include here. Contact the Executive Secretary,  June Coutu if you have an event you think MCSS should promote )   The 2012 PIER Summer Institute for Educators explores how the human ...

MCSS Award Recipients

2013 MCSS Award Recipients William Spratt Award for Excellence in Teaching Secondary June Murray , Hudson HS Nominated by Todd Wallingford William Spratt Award for Excellence in Teaching Middle School Eric Mendoza , Saint Columbkille...

Licensure & Recertification

By law, all Massachusetts public school educators (teachers and administrators) must be licensed through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE ). The MA DESE issues three kinds of Educator Licenses (Preliminary,...