We offer a wide variety of professional development opportunities for educators. Our workshops range in length from two hours to week-long seminars. Everything we do for educators is free of charge and enables them to earn PDPs.
Our Professional Development expands educators views of the ways in which they can use maps.
They are more than a means to teach geography but a way to approach all subject areas as well as big ideas such as perspective and choice. As one workshop participant noted, “maps can be a starting point for so many lessons, not just something we ‘need’ to teach.”
Because of the wide variety of maps in our collection, one teacher’s observation that “maps to me are now dynamic, vibrant, alive and worth engaging” has become our motto.
July 9 & 10, 2014: Teaching Immigration: Past and Present
In collaboration with the National Archives in Waltham, MA, this workshop will use historic and modern maps and census data to look at past and present immigration trends and help you find new approaches to teaching.