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Upcoming Webinars

Immigrant Storytelling in the American Narrative

Wednesday, September 22, 3-4 pm Eastern time 

Learn how to tell immigrant stories as part of, not something separate from, the American narrative in program that is part of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Launching from the examination of immigration in the memoir of NPR veteran journalist Maria Hinojosa, Once I Was You, this webinar will address

  • The the history of immigrant narratives and how they have shaped today’s discourse and policies
  • The experiences of people telling immigrant stories in multiple mediums
  • Tested and replicable strategies for both the U.S.-born and foreign-born to change the conversation

Sponsored by Emerging America and the Immigrant Learning Center. Register for the Immigrant Storytelling webinar.

 

Meaningfully Engaging Students with Disabilities

Plan and implement civics projects that are meaningful and accessible. Sponsored by Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

 


Recordings & Materials from Past Presentations 

Inquiry as a Primary Mode of Learning 

  • Webinar for AP Teachers on the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap. Emerging America's Rich Cairn joined the panel to speak about Disability History and access strategies. 
    Link to the AP webinar recording. (54 minutes). 

 

Inclusion for Civic Learning - Spring 2021 Webinar Series

• Strategies to Engage All Students in Asking Their Own Questions

 

• Thinkport Inquiry Kits – Teaching Tools from Maryland Humanities and Maryland Public Television

  • May 4, 2021 -  Lia Atanat, Maryland Humanities - 190 Thinkport kits examine social studies/history themes for use in classroom activities, or as starter kits for History Day projects! Lia showcases Thinkport kits on Disability History and Immigration History. Visit the Thinkport site: https://thinkport.org/tps/ 

 

• Inclusion in Civics and History - Easterseals #TeachDisabilityHistory Campaign 

 

Other Recordings from 2021

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

  • March 25, 2021 - Learn about Educating for American Democracy (EAD), 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. Moderated by Learning Disabilities Association of America President, Cindy Cipoletti. With Ace Parsi - EAD and former Director of Innovation at the National Center for Learning Disabilities, Kim Eckert - 2018 Louisiana Teacher of the Year, and Rich Cairn - Director of Emerging America.

 

Rethinking Immigration History for ALL Learners

  • February 24, 2021 - Keynote presentation as part of Teacher Librarian Day (TLD). In 2021, the TLD ran from February 22 to 26 with the theme of New Directions. Sponsored by Metropolitan State University of Denver and Western Region TPS. 

 

2020

June 3, 2020 - Library of Congress TPS Summer Series - Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners: https://www.loc.gov/programs/teachers/professional-development/webinar/ 

  • December 2, 2020 - WGBH webinar: Teach Diverse Stories with Primary Sources and ArtifactsRecording. (60 minutes). 
  • September 23-24, 2020 - Massachusetts Civic Literacy Coalition (MCLC): Engage Students with Disabilities in Inquiry and Civic Action. Materials included available through the MCLC site for the 2020 Civic Literacy Conference: https://www.macivicsforall.org/clcstudentled 

 

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

 

Upcoming Workshops


Join the Immigrant Learning Center and Emerging America for a free webinar on telling immigrant stories as part of, not something separate from, the American na…
Fully online. Five modules delving into the techniques that makes History's Mysteries students' favorite part of the school day.   "It was so fun to see each…
Course runs Nov-Dec 2021, and introduces exemplars of best practice pedagogy for English Learners in History and Social Studies classrooms. It demonstrates dual…