English Dutch French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish


Short Events

Share This Page

Upcoming and Recorded Short Presentations by Emerging America


Strategies for Teaching Inquiry with English Learners through Primary Sources

March 3-30, 2021

Six-hour asynchronous workshop in partnership between Emerging America and Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Western Region TPS. Free. 

Info and Registration


Learning Disabilities Association of America Panel Discussion - Creating an Inclusive Civic and History Education for All

Educating young people to take active, constructive roles in our democracy is important for all learners. It is particularly so for young people with learning and attention issues and other disabilities who often find themselves marginalized in decisions that affect them. This is why the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) and Emerging America are proud partners of the Educating for American Democracy (EAD) initiative, an important new movement to reprioritize the importance of history and civics learning within K-12 education. Come learn about this initiative, the changes it represents for all learners, the ways it can be leveraged to develop student self-advocacy and self-determination, and how you can join this ground-breaking effort.

The event will be moderated by LDA President and CEO, Cindy Cipoletti and feature the following panelists:

Ace Parsi, formerly Director of Innovation at the National Center for Learning Disabilities and presently the outreach and dissemination lead for the EAD initiative
Kimberly Eckert, 2018 Louisiana Teacher of the Year
Rich Cairn, Director of Emerging America

Info and Registration


2021 National Council for History Education Conference

"Empowerment: Disability Rights through Primary Sources"

April 8-11 - Emerging America poster at National Council for History Education annual conference. Posters open for viewing at date TBD. Conference info and conference registration


2021 Teaching History Conference - The History Project at UC Davis 

"Strategies to Engage Students with Disabilities in Inquiry through Primary Sources"

May 7-8 - Emerging America workshop times TBD. Conference Info and Registration


Recent Recorded Presentations & Posters


Contact Rich Cairn to schedule Accessing Inquiry and other professional development workshops remotely in your school district, state, or region in 2021. 


Upcoming Workshops

Course runs April-May 2021, and introduces exemplars of best practice pedagogy for English Learners in History and Social Studies classrooms. It demonstrates du…
ONLINE: (PDPs available) Are you looking for K-5 History curriculum that meets content and skill standards, engages students in inquiry remote or in-person, and…
This 3-credit graduate course, taught by master teacher Kelley Brown with constitutional scholar David Hudson, will look at privacy through the exploration of t…