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Deerfield Teachers' Center

"The [professional development] by the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association is the best professional development program that I have experienced as both a teacher and administrator."--School Principal

Professional Development

The Deerfield Teachers' Center offers a wide variety of professional development programming in history and related humanities. Teachers' Center programs meet the needs of all teachers charged with developing their Kindergarten through Grade 12 students' Common Core literacy skills. This is achieved through content-driven, interactive, literacy-building techniques. The Deerfield Teachers' Center is an authorized PDP provider which offers cutting-edge professional development designed and delivered by our experienced staff of humanists and historians, museum educators, and master classroom teachers.



Living on the Edge of Empire: Alliance, Conflict and Captivity in Colonial New England
An NEH Landmarks Workshop in Deerfield, Massachusetts

Presented by the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, the Living on the Edge of Empire workshop places the Deerfield Raid of 1704 in the broader context of the history of colonial New England. To learn more see Living on the Edge of Empire

The workshop was held during the summer of 2013. Thanks for your participation.

All programs provided by the Deerfield Teachers' Center:

*Meet Common Core standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History / Social Studies

*Provide effecive hands-on, engaging classroom strategies

*Integrate literacy building, 21st century learning skills

*Encourage the integration into classroom teaching of high quality websites (many of which deliver primary sources to the classroom) including Memorial Hall's American Centuries, the Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704, and Shays' Rebellion and the Making of a Nation. These sites feature web-based lessons and activities by and for teachers.

Funding for the Deerfield Teachers' Center is provided in part by grants from:

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The United States Department of Education
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The Massachusetts Cultural Council
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The Institute of Museum and Library Services