Professional Development

Opportunities for teachers to learn how to teach with maps, geography, and history

“Maps to me are now dynamic, vibrant, alive and worth engaging” –Teacher Workshop Participant

The Leventhal Map & Education Center offers a variety of professional development opportunities for educators. From one-day workshops to summer-long fellowships, Map Center professional development is designed to support educators in using geographic approaches and materials in various subject areas and for various purposes.

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Workshops and Courses

Educator's Open House: Building Blocks: Boston Stories from Urban Atlases

Educator's Open House: Building Blocks: Boston Stories from Urban Atlases

Thursday, February 2, 3:30-4:30 pm
A drop-in, K-12 education focused look at the new Building Blocks exhibition with a focus on maps and the history of Black Bostonians. We’ll also have classroom-ready maps you can take away!
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Small Bites 2022-2023: Map Learning for Elementary Students: What Is a Map?

Small Bites 2022-2023: Map Learning for Elementary Students: What Is a Map?

Thursday, March 9, 3:30-4:30 pm
Join Map Center K-12 educators to learn how we introduce young learners to maps and how to think about them. Take away a lesson you can teach right away in your classroom.
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Maps in the Classroom: The American Revolution

Maps in the Classroom: The American Revolution

Thursday, April 6, 3:30-4:30 pm
Join Map Center K-12 educators to learn how we introduce young learners to maps and how to think about them. Take away a lesson you can teach right away in your classroom.
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Online Professional Development Opportunity
Empowering Maptivists: Using Maps & Data to Teach Social Justice Topics

Maps are instruments of power and can affect our understanding of issues and data depending on who is telling the story. It is our job as map consumers and educators to think critically about what maps are showing us (and what they aren’t). In Empowering Maptivists, course participants will explore the unique power of maps to make sense of the world around us. The course will provide clear pathways for helping students explore issues in their own communities and use spatial understanding to advocate for change.

Join us for this self-paced online professional development course hosted by the National Humanities Center. It’s all virtual and you will earn 35 professional development hours. There are two six-week windows.

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Past Workshops

See a list of past workshops here, with links to workshop materials.