The Vermont Historical Society offers professional development workshops for educators. These workshops focus on teaching Vermont history, using primary sources in the classroom, and guiding students through National History Day projects.
Focus on Primary Sources: Strategies for analyzing historical texts and visual information
A workshop for teachers of grades 5-12 and librarians focusing on primary sources and the Common Core
Offered in three locations:
- Thursday, March 20, at Lyndon State College, Lyndonville
- Thursday, April 24, at Castleton State College, Castleton
- Tuesday, May 6, at Southeast Vermont Learning Collaborative, Dummerston
All workshops are scheduled from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
With a special presentation by UVM Professor Harvey Amani Whitfield, author of The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810: Essay and Primary Sources
This workshop is supported by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation.
Old Documents, New Technology: Integrating Primary Sources, Tech Tools and the Common Core
Updated for 2014: A weeklong workshop for teachers & librarians
July 14 - 18, 2014 • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vermont History Center, Barre
$1,000 with 3 graduate credits from St. Michael's College
($950 for Vermont Historical Society members)
Teachers planning lessons are welcome to do research for free at the Leahy Library, located at the Vermont History Center in Barre. The library contains thousands of photographs, books, posters, maps, and other documents that tell the stories of Vermont.