Teacher Workshop

Western Mass Science for the People with Arise for Social Justice Presents:

Science and Social Justice:
A Workshop for K-8 Educators

A two-part workshop on integrating science and social justice in elementary and middle school classrooms. (DRAFT SCHEDULE AVAILABLE HERE.) This series features presentations and facilitation by community organizers, K-12 teachers, scientists and historians of science on themes including:

  • Environmental Justice
  • Working with Community Experts
  • Integrating Social Studies and Language Arts into Science Curricula
  • Trauma-Informed Youth Leadership Development

Participants will be provided with concrete examples and resources, guidance on fulfilling Next Gen Science Standards, and time to develop and workshop individual plans for innovative curriculum units.

Saturday, April 13 and 20, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA
Breakfast and Lunch Provided!

Space is limited to 30 participants and registration is required! Register Here!

PDPs and Graduate Credit
Participants who complete both sessions will receive 15 Professional Development Points OR 1 graduate credit in education from the UMass Amherst School of Education. Participants seeking graduate credit will submit a written draft following the conclusion of the workshop, which will be assessed by Brian Schultz (professor of ecology at Hampshire College) and Sigrid Schmalzer (professor of history at UMass Amherst). PDPs are FREE. There is an additional fee of $147 to receive graduate credit.

Suggested Donation
We request that all participants able to do so contribute $100 to defray costs, including meals, and to supply modest honoraria for presenters who are volunteering their labor. Sliding scale donations ($0-100) welcome; no one turned away for lack of funds. An additional fee of $147 applies to receive graduate credit.

About Us
This workshop is presented by the Western Massachusetts chapter of Science for the People in collaboration with Arise for Social Justice of Springfield. Co-sponsors: UMass Amherst Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum; UMass History Department Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series; UMass Social Thought & Political Economy Program; UMass Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

More Information
Contact Sigrid Schmalzer at sigrid@history.umass.edu.

Download the poster here!