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Professional Development Workshops for Educators

History Professional DevelopmentProfessional development workshops at the Connecticut Historical Society provide teachers with practical information, materials, and classroom strategies for integrating hands-on social studies teaching in their schools. Workshops take advantage of our award-winning exhibitions, knowledgeable staff, and extensive collection and focus on the skills outlined in the Connecticut Framework and Common Core State Standards.

Workshops for Individuals

Contact us at (860) 236-5621 x232 or at education_assistant@chs.org for more information or to register for one of the following workshops at the Connecticut Historical Society.

Maps in the Classroom

Start your school year off right with a rare opportunity to view some of the unique maps in the CHS collection. Learn techniques for incorporating maps into your teaching, try out sample activities, and get an overview of the digital map resources available to you and your students.

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Price: $15/person, $10/CHS members
Register and pay online at chs.org/store.

Using Primary Sources with Elementary Students

Are you unsure how to integrate primary sources in your classroom? Come to the CHS to learn about different types of primary source materials available for use in your classroom including historic photographs, maps, documents, and artifacts. Discover where to find age-appropriate primary sources (both originals and reproductions) and practice teaching techniques for using original materials in your classroom, including close document reading, Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), and the SOAPS technique for reading and analyzing a document.


March 19, 2014

Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Price: $15/person, $10/CHS members
Register and pay online at chs.org/store.

Workshops for Groups

Let us customize a professional development workshop to meet the needs of your group. Programs can take place at your school or at the Connecticut Historical Society. Popular topics include:

  • Using primary sources to strengthen literacy
  • Visual literacy and artifact analysis for the classroom
  • Connecticut and the American Revolution
  • Slavery, abolition, and civil rights in Connecticut
  • Teaching change over time
  • Integrating history across the curriculm

Program lengths are flexible. For more information on pricing and details please call (860) 236-5621 x233 or email the Head of Education Programs.


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