Introductory Workshop

Bringing All Voices to the U.S. History Classroom: An Introduction to the Choices Program’s U.S. History Series

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Renton WA

How can you bring African-American, Native, and Latinx voices and perspectives into the “story” of U.S. History?  Join us as we examine the lesson plans, student readings, and videos found in the Choices Programs U.S. History Series. We’ll explore two units in detail—Westward Expansion: A New History and The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty—as well as lessons from selected other units.

Our workshops are completely interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!

NOTE: This workshop will begin at 8:30 am PT. It will take place at the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) office at 800 Oakesdale Ave. SW, Renton, WA.

Register $145Per Person

Registration fee: $145. All participants will receive a print copy of the Westward Expansion unit and the Civil War unit, as well as a one-year Digital Editions license for both units. Coffee, lunch, and a certificate of completion will also be provided.

If you would like to pay for this workshop with a Purchase Order, please contact our office at 401-863-3155 or


Any middle or high school U.S. History teacher interested in exploring the Choices Program’s U.S. History series and our approach for bringing all voices into the curriculum is welcome to attend.

Student teachers, pre-service teachers, and classroom teachers in their first year of teaching history or a social studies elective may be able to attend the session for free. Please email for details.


Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of Professional Development for the Choices Program. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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