Come to the National Archives in Waltham, MA, for your professional development or in-service training. The education staff will work with you to identify specific areas of need and interest. For large groups, we are available to come to your location for in-service programs.
Attend the monthly free Thursday-night professional development programs on Teaching with Documents. Teachers can earn 10 PD points by attending 5 programs, one of which must be a Research Applications topic.
Teaching with documents enables you to create experiential lessons, meaningful assessments, and it's fun. You'll explore treasures of the National Archives, how to access them in person and online, and how to use them in teaching and learning.
Sample Teaching with Documents workshop topics include:
- Meet the National Archives: Introduction to Teaching with Documents
- Teach the Constitution: It's the Law!
- The Golden Door: American Migration and Immigration
- Exploring Civil Rights
- Prequel to Independence: Who Fired the Shot Heard Round the World?
First Thursdays*, 6 - 8 p.m. (*and some others, too)