History Course Designed for Teachers in Alternative Settings

Teachers in Alternative Settings

The Collaborative for Educational Services announces a new content-rich, wholly online course designed especially for history educators in alternative settings. (See our website for more information and registration form.)

http://emergingamerica.org/for-teachers/professional-development/teaching-in-alternative-settings

Since 2006, as part of a Federally funded Teaching American History grant, CES has provided professional development in history education to the  Department of Youth Services (DYS) teachers of incarcerated youth statewide. In 2012, we developed the first of a series of topical online courses (Immigration in America) specifically for those teachers. We can now offer that course to a larger audience. (PDPs or graduate credits from Fitchburg State University available.)The course, Immigration in America provides teachers with content, strategies for effective teaching of students in alternative settings. Content and strategies are geared to the particular literacy, emotional, and academic needs of these students.

The course instructor, Kelley Brown is an outstanding classroom teacher (including 2010 Mass History Teacher of the Year) and has taught content to DYS teachers since 2006.  Participating teachers responded quite enthusiastically.

Please feel free to contact me with questions.
Rich Cairn, Director, Emerging America
rcairn@collaborative.org  413 586-4900 x166