Professional Development

Choices offers a range of professional development opportunities designed to support teachers and district leaders as they implement our resources in their classrooms. Our professional development is teacher-centered and brings together the best scholarship and pedagogy available.

Introductory Workshops

One-day introductory workshops are offered nationwide. Led by local Teaching Fellows, these sessions are designed to introduce teachers to Choices curriculum units and approach.

Summer Programs

Join the Choices Program this summer for interactive presentations, discussions and content sessions on the Choices Program’s materials and approach for teaching about contested international and public policy issues.

Leadership Institutes

Leadership Institutes engage participants in scholarship on a specific topic while also providing an opportunity to explore ways to incorporate the Choices Program’s resources and approach to international and public policy issues.

The Summer Leadership Institute is the cornerstone of the Choices Teaching Fellows Program. Hear what some of the Teaching Fellows are saying about the Choices Program by visiting Teacher Conversations.

Online Learning Module

Social Studies Excellence: The Choices Approach introduces educators to the Choices approach and resources for teaching contested international and public policy issues. This free, self-paced learning module can be used by social studies supervisors, Methods professors, and individual teachers.

Bring Choices to Your District

Choices staff or a local Choices Teaching Fellow look forward to tailoring a program in your district to meet your specific professional development goals. Programs introduce teachers to Choices resources and approach to addressing contested current and historical international and public policy issues. There is a fee for our services.


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