2021-2022 Professional Development Program

The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (Mass Council) is now accepting proposals for teacher professional development workshops for the 2021-2022 school year. We are seeking high-quality professional development workshops for our upcoming virtual statewide conference (October 12-21, 2021) and throughout the 2021-2022 school year (between November 2021 and May 2022). Presenters may offer single or multiple workshops. 

Mass Council is an official Massachusetts PDP provider.

Fall 2021 Virtual Statewide Conference
via ZOOM video conference
October 12-14 & 18-21, 2021

Two virtual/online workshop sessions per day
Starting at 3:30 p.m. (60, 90 or 120 minutes) and 4:45 p.m. (60 minutes)

Key themes for this year’s virtual statewide conference include:

  • Preparing students to hold the “Office of Citizen”
  • Underrepresented voices in U.S. history from Revolution to present

All workshops in the virtual statewide conference will be virtual or online, conducted primarily through Mass Council’s ZOOM video conference platform. If a presenter prefers to use their own ZOOM account or other platform such as Cisco WebEx, please indicate in the proposal form.

Participation in the workshops are free for all attendees. Any teacher who is seeking to obtain professional development points for relicensure or salary increment credits shall register and pay the same rate that was offered from NERCVirtual through credit card or PayPal.

$30.00 for 10 PDPs, plus submitting a lesson plan using contents from the workshops.
$50.00 for 20 PDPs, plus submitting a lesson plan using contents from the workshops.

Are you interested in offering a teacher professional development workshop
this year
(November 2021 to May 2022)?

If you are interested in offering a teacher PD workshop this fall, winter, or spring 2022, feel free to submit a proposal and indicate your preferred time frame (dates and times) and theme or themes. Feel free to offer a series of workshop dates/sessions. 

Please also indicate if there is a cost associated to registration. We try to make as many PD offerings free for teachers, but we understand that there are necessary expenses and costs to run workshops. 


Under-represented voices of the American Revolution

Working with Revolution 250 and Massachusetts Historical Society, MCSS will coordinate a series of professional development workshops (to be offered throughout the 2021-2022 school year) focusing on underrepresented groups during the American Revolution, as part of commemorating the 250th anniversaries of events leading to the American Revolution in Massachusetts and New England.

If you are considering an in-person workshop at your site, please note that some school districts will not approve teachers to attend and participate in out-of-district professional development workshops.