Professional Development

Complementing our curriculum development efforts, the Democratic Knowledge Project offers professional development opportunities for Massachussetts educators. 

Civic Ed Summer Workshop at Harvard University


[Educators at the Civic Ed Summer Workshop.]

In July 2019,  educational professionals from across Massachussetts joined the DKP for a two-day deep dive into a brand-new Grade 8 Civics curriculum. Educators were presented with a year-long six-unit open-source curriculum, analyzed how the DKP units align with the core competencies of content standards, practiced standards in the 2018 MA History and Social Science Frameworks, and workshopped ways to adapt DKP resources to meet the needs of their students and context.  

With workshops led by Danielle Allen, the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University and Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, as well as additional lecturers with research and teaching appointments at Harvard, Civic Educators earned up to 10.5 professional development points (PDPs).