EDC is creating a series of online professional development course for teachers of American History. The courses will assist teachers in building their skills as historians, using primary source documents in the classroom, and making use of local historical sites and museums. Each course includes online readings, interactive activities, online discussions, assessments, and other Web-based resources. Additionally, EDC will train and support facilitators to deliver each of the courses to teachers from school districts participating in the project. The project employs a learning community approach where educators participate in a course as a cohort, completing readings and assignments, and engage in facilitated discussions and collaborative activities with other participants.
EDC Project Director: Barbara Treacy
Funder: U.S. Department of Education
(EDC is a subcontractor on this project to Newton (Massachusetts) Public Schools.)