Let the Choices Program help you bring an introductory workshop to your school or district!

What does a typical Choices workshop look like?

Site-based introductory workshops introduce one or two curriculum units to educators and provide concrete strategies for implementing the units in an engaging and interactive format. Workshops also provide an overview of the Choices approach and philosophy to teaching about contested current issues and historical turning points. 

Introductory Workshop Rates

Contact Mimi Stephens, Director of Professional Development, at Mimi_Stephens@brown.edu to discuss your options.

Full Day | $3,100 plus curriculum units and travel

Half Day (3 hours)  | $1,700 plus materials and travel
Please note that the half day option is only available at locations that require less than two hours of travel.

Full travel days are billed at $400/day, plus expenses.

60-Minute Introductory Webinar | $300 |  Curriculum unit(s) must be purchased for all webinar attendees in advance of the webinar.

Digital Editions Onboarding Webinar | FREE | Any school or district with a site license can schedule a free 30-minute Digital Editions onboarding Zoom webinar to get all teachers up and running on Digital Editions. Schedule a webinar here or email choices_digital@brown.edu with your request and potential times. We look forward to working with your team to get the most out of Digital Editions!

Teachers are invited to join any of our monthly Chatting with Choices sessions at no charge. Registration is required.

Curriculum Units

Workshops are built around curriculum units and how to implement them in the classroom.

Full-day workshops require each participant to have two units in either Digital Editions or print format. The purchase price of the units will be included in your quote. 

Half-day workshops require each participant to have at least one unit in either Digital Editions or print format. The purchase price of the unit(s) will be included in your quote. 

Pricing for units can be found here.


Travel costs may include mileage, airfare, hotel, meals, and local ground transport. An estimate of travel costs will be included in your quote. The contracting site will be billed for the exact travel costs after the program.

Cancellation Fee

If a program is canceled after travel expenses have been incurred, the host is responsible for these expenses.  

Please contact Mimi Stephens, Professional Development Director, at Mimi_Stephens@brown.edu to discuss possible dates and topics or to request a formal quote.

Sample Workshop Topics

Bringing All Voices Into the U.S. History Curriculum: An Introduction to the Choices Program’s U.S. History Series
Curriculum Units: Various, select from
American Revolution: Experiences of Rebellion; The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty; We the People: A New Nation; and Imperial America: U.S. Global Expansion, 1890-1915

Contested Current Issues: Using Deliberative Dialogue to Explore Multiple Perspectives
Curriculum Units: Various, select from The U.S. Role in a Changing World; Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy; and Climate Change and Questions of Justice

Teaching about the Centrality of the Haitian Revolution in World History Curriculum
Units: The Haitian Revolution and Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies

Addressing Genocide and Human Rights in the Classroom to Meet State Standards
Curriculum Units: Confronting Genocide: Never Again? and Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy

U.S. Foreign Policy and Asia
Curriculum Units: Various, select from the The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy; China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response; The United States in Afghanistan; Russia’s Transformation: Challenges for U.S. Policy; and The Syrian Civil War

Settler Colonialism in U.S. History
Curriculum Units: Westward Expansion: A New History and Imperial America: U.S. Global Expansion, 1890-1915

Latin American Studies in the High School Classroom
Curriculum Units: Various, select from The Haitian Revolution; History, Revolution, and Reform: New Directions for Cuba; and Brazil: A History of Change 

Teaching about Historical and Contemporary Africa
Curriculum Units: Colonization and Independence in Africa and Nigeria: History, Identity, and Change

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