National Humanities Center Professional Development

About the National Humanities Center:

Since 1978, the National Humanities Center [] has operated as the world’s only independent non-profit research center in the humanities.   The Education Programs strengthen teaching on the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels. Model programs developed at the Center provide teachers and faculty with new materials and instructional strategies to make then more effective in the classroom and rekindle their enthusiasm for the subjects they teach.

The Humanities in Class Webinar Series [] addresses classic and contemporary issues in the humanities as a 90-minute discussion between educators and a lead scholar.  Each session includes readings and sources, a powerpoint, and a recording is provided after the live event.

The Humanities in Class Online Course [] portfolio invites educators to focus more deeply on a compelling topic in the humanities.  Participants in each five-module course actively engage with course materials and colleagues, expand their own knowledge, skills, and dispositions, and develop customized educational resources.

The Humanities in Class Digital Library [], an Open Education Resource (OER)-based repository that collects and combines the best in humanities scholarship and education for use in the K-12 and collegiate classroom.  Scholars share their research, and educators publish instructional resources.   The HICDL connects seamlessly with Google Classroom and most Learning Management Systems.

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Contact Information

Andy Mink,

Event Details
Target Group K - 2, 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Delivery Method In-Person, Online
Available PL Durations(s) Varies depending on the course
Renewal Units/Credit 1 renewal unit per hour

A Library Card to the Digital Library and all Humanities in Class webinars are free. The Humanities in Class Online Courses have a tuition.