Doors to the World: Global Children's Literature for Critical Multiliteracies offers professional development and accessible resources that PreK to grade 3 educators can use to promote global literacy through critical engagement with culture as represented in children's picture books The Doors to the World website is live! The website features a list of carefully chosen published picture books coming from and/or relating to a wide range of countries and cultures, each book presented with curricular, visual and informational materials that richly contextualize the story and enable teachers to readily integrate lessons using the book into their classrooms. Check it out, use it, and send us your feedback.
Native Americans of New England 2015 was a three-week NEH Summer Institute for twenty-three participating educators from around the U.S. and American Samoa. The 2015 Institute examined the history of Native American peoples in New England through a rigorous, interdisciplinary humanities program that included primary source analysis, museum visits, conversations with Native and non-Native guest presenters, and development of curriculum plans for their home schools. View photos of the Institute on the Five Colleges Facebook page. Stay tuned for announcements about our next Native American history professional development opportunity: Teaching Native American Histories, a two-week NEH Summer Institute for Teachers, July 2017.
The Western Massachusetts Math Partnership (WMMP), established in 2010, is dedicated to supporting mathematics education from kindergarten through college in western Massachusetts. Through the WMMP, faculty from more than ten school districts and ten colleges and universities collaborate in professional learning communities and institutes on math and math teaching. View the event gallery on Flickr.