NERCVirtual 2020: Update on History and Social Science Curriculum Framework, Assessment and Student-Led Civics Projects

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:

  • Reuben Henriques, History/Social Science Content Support Lead
  • Cecelia Spencer, History/Social Science Content Support Specialist
  • Ann Marie Gleeson, History/Social Science Test Development Coordinator

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The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will present an update on implementation of the History and Social Science Curriculum Framework, including newly available resources to support educators; state assessments; and student-led civics projects, particularly within the context of  COVID-19. 

Reuben Henriques is History/Social Science Content Support Lead at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Originally from Madison, WI, Reuben taught middle and high school history in the Boston area for six years. Through his work as a department chair and instructional coach, he led a push to integrate more source work and historical thinking, supporting increased alignment, collaboration, and rigor across history classes. He has also written curriculum and delivered professional development for the KIPP Foundation as part of their effort to expand access to AP history courses. Reuben has a Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a focus on instructional leadership. 

Ann Marie Gleeson is the History/Social Science Test Development Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Ann Marie has spent her career working closely with history and social science educators through her work creating and implementing professional development programs and as a teacher educator and researcher. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College with an emphasis on authentic social studies teaching and learning.

 

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