Five College Partnership Programs


program announcements

The highly successful Native Americans of New England: A Historical Overview, a three-week NEH Summer Institute for Teachers, will be offered again July 6-24, 2015, at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Application deadline is March 2, 2015, with a notification date of March 30, 2015.  Accepted applicants receive a $2,700 stipend at the time of program participation.

To learn about the Institute, click here. Please direct further inquiries to

What can we do locally about equity in our schools? 
An Education Dialogue

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4-8 pm, UMass Springfield Center

articles by Dr. sahlberg available in pdf format below.

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We warmly invite educators from western Massachusetts to participate in a conversation circle and working groups focused on local efforts and ideas on equity in our schools. Come share ideas, learn from each other, and work toward local action with global inspiration.

The dialogue will be co-facilitated by Pasi Sahlberg, author of Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? and Visiting Professor of Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Maria José Botelho, Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture in the College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst. A light dinner will be served.

The purpose of the event is to create a space to:

  • foster new thinking about identity, culture, power and social change
  • reconsider our individual, community, and institutional spheres of influence
  • strengthen alliances and organize across equity issues in our schools

This dialogue celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Five College Schools Partnership and inaugurates an Education Dialogue series that the Partnership will sponsor in cooperation with other partners. For more information, email Marla Solomon. To register, click here.

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Math plcs Now forming for Spring 2015!

Since 2011, the Western Massachusetts Mathematics Partnership (WMMP) has been deepening the mathematical knowledge of K-12 math educators and strengthening their ability to teach the Common Core State Standards of Mathematical Content and Practice, through a network of K-12 schools and institutions of higher education. The K-16 educators in this network come together for institutes and workshops focused on algebraic thinking and teaching mathematical practices to a range of grade levels and student needs. Spring 2015 PLCs are forming now! Locations: Springfield and Northampton. For more information, click here. To register, click here

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