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Online Professional Development Seminars for California Teachers!

Through a partnership with the California Department of Education, the National Humanities Center (NHC) is pleased to offer California educators free registration in a series of live, online professional development seminars for history, literature, and humanities teachers. These interactive programs offer educators:

  • Increased content knowledge
  • New teaching resources
  • Fresh instructional approaches

Led by distinguished scholars, the seminars explore historical documents, literary texts, and images to demonstrate and support teaching with primary sources. Seminar materials are free, online, and available on-demand.  

NHC online seminars, Toolbox Library, and TeacherServe® resources align with Partnership for 21st Century Skills to improve student learning. Educators using primary sources help students:

  • develop critical thinking and improve problem solving skills
  • analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs
  • synthesize and make connections between information and arguments

Spring 2018 Webinar Schedule

Black Lives Matter in Historical Context (encore)

Thursday, January 11, 2018  |  4:00–5:30 pm PST  |  Register

Suckers and Swindlers: Business Fraud in the History of American Capitalism

Thursday, January 18, 2018  |  4:00–5:30 pm PST  |  Register

Environmental History: Eating the City

Tuesday, January 23, 2018  |  4:00–5:30 pm PST  |  Register

Religious Literacy and Democratic Citizenship

Thursday, February 8, 2018  |  4:00–5:30 pm PST  |  Register

Listening to Literature, Hearing History

Tuesday, February 20, 2018  |  4:00–5:30 pm PST  |  Register

Can A President Do That?: The Secret White House Tapes and Presidential Power

Thursday, February 22, 2018  |  4:00–5:30 pm PST  |  Register

Confederate Monuments and Contested Civic Space in the United States, 1865 to the 21st Century

Wednesday, February 28, 2018  |  4:00–5:30 pm PST  |  Register

Mass Incarceration in America

Thursday, March 8, 2018  |  4:00–5:30 pm PST  |  Register

Secrecy and Democracy: The History of the FBI and CIA

Thursday, March 15, 2018  |  4:00–5:30 pm PDT  |  Register

The Rise of the White House Spin Machine

Thursday, March 22, 2018  |  4:00–5:30 pm PDT  |  Register

From Democracy to Authoritarianism: The Death of the Roman Republic

Thursday, March 29, 2018  |  4:00–5:30 pm PDT  |  Register

Cuba in Revolution

Tuesday, April 17, 2018  |  4:00–5:30 pm PDT  |  Register

Orwell’s 1984: The Art of Political Writing

Thursday, April 26, 2018  |  4:00–5:30 pm PDT  |  Register

You can also view their archive of more than 100 on-demand videos.

Prior to the webinar, you will receive a link to a web page which includes:

  • Instructions to access the online classroom
  • Assigned readings

After the seminar, the audio recording and presentation are available for listening, viewing, and downloading.

Earn Credits for National Humanities Center Seminars!

Each National Humanities Center seminar provides three hours of professional development.

National Humanities Center seminars have been vetted and pre-approved by Trinity County Office of Education as meeting the requirements for university credit. Completion of five National Humanities Center seminars—or a variety of seminars and other programs—will provide one credit.

If you are interested in receiving credits from CSU, Chico, just follow a few easy steps!