Five College Consortium

Five College Partnership Programs

Current Programs

Doors to the World: Global Children's Literature for Critical Multiliteracies offers professional development and accessible web-based 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. Doors to the World 2017 Summer Institute: East Asia! invites the public to join us for two special cultural events in July.

Teaching Native American Histories, a two-week NEH Summer Institute for Teachers to take place July 16-28, 2017, on Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod, is our newest offering within a long history of professional development on Native American cultures and histories. Application deadline: March 1, 2017. Notification date: March 31, 2017. A $2,100 stipend will be provided for travel and lodging expenses. For more information on the program and how to apply, visit

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.

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.