Professional Development Workshops

We hear from many educators that they'd like to incorporate more women's perspectives into their curriculum, but simply don't know where to start! And the reality is that women's stories are still not well integrated into our traditional textbooks...But don't worry as we've got you covered!

Our seasoned educators will work with you and your colleagues at the organization/department/team level, whole school level, or district level to help you jumpstart the conversation about bringing women's history into your curriculum and to give you important tools necessary to make these ideas a reality. We'll tailor our workshop to your subject area(s), preferred workshop format, and time schedule (generally a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 3 hours). 

Our professional development workshops begin with a discussion of why it's important to include women's perspectives, and how this component ties into Common Core and the CT Social Studies Frameworks. We'll also explore ways in which women's history cuts across disciplines, offering a great way for teachers to work together. The bulk of the workshop will be spent on your choice of Using the DIY History Modules, Using the "We Fight For Roses, Too" Banner Exhibit, or Including Women's History. Each workshop will provide an opportunity to try out these resources. Finally, we also want attendees to have the opportunity to brainstorm together and share ways that the materials and ideas can be useful in the context of their specific curriculum/units.

All professional development workshops are available year-round for a fee of $500. Custom workshops can also be developed upon request.


Interested in learning more or in scheduling a workshop? Please contact Tina Carlson, Programs Coordinator, at (203)392-9008 or via e-mail at


Recent workshop hosts include:

  • CREC English/Language Arts Council
  • CREC Social Studies Council
  • Girls Inc. of Southwestern Connecticut
  • Grace Academy
  • Hartford Public Library Youth Services
  • Jumoke Academy
  • New Haven Public Schools
  • Stratford Public Schools Career & Technology Education Department