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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Led by distinguished scholars, the seminars explore historical documents, literary texts, and images to demonstrate and support teaching with primary sources.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

2018–19 Webinar Schedule

Sessions have a limit of 200 participants—so sign up early!

View the schedule and register on the NHC website.

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

  • Instructions to access the online classroom
  • Assigned readings

On-Demand Humanities in Class Webinars

After each seminar, the audio recording and presentation are available for listening, viewing, and downloading. You can view the archive of more than 100 on-demand videos. Note: On-demand videos may not be submitted for credit.

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!