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Upcoming 2021 Emerging America Presentations and Events with Partners

July 29, 7:30pm - Rich Cairn: Empowering Learners through History & Civics of People with Disabilities.

  • How can we teach inclusive, transformative histories? That's the theme of National Council for History Education (NCHE) Critical Conversations 2021, Thursdays in July. Register here
  • The series culminates in the Aug. 3-4 NCHE Equity Summit.  

Recordings & Materials from Past Presentations 

 

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 Events in 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


July 29, 7:30pm - Rich Cairn: Empowering Learners through History & Civics of People with Disabilities. How can we teach inclusive, transformative histor…
Join us August 11 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm for an Introduction to Elementary Inquiry using History’s Mysteries. Register.  Description History’s Mysteries is a rea…
Course runs Nov-Dec 2021, and introduces exemplars of best practice pedagogy for English Learners in History and Social Studies classrooms. It demonstrates dual…