American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

Making Connections

Integrating Content, Pedagogy, and Technology in the Humanities Classroom

“The team from ASHP really made me feel they were invested in my professional development in terms of quality teaching, instructional strategy, and content knowledge. This felt directed toward us all, as a learning community.”
– Laura Garrity, High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology

The Making Connections program provides instructional and curricular support to high school and middle school teachers of English, social studies, English as a Second Language, art, and special education. Making Connections features innovative resources and classroom pedagogy that emphasize social history and multicultural education; use and analysis of primary documents; literacy building in reading, writing, and viewing; new media technology; and inquiry-based teaching and learning methods. The program consists of day-long seminars held across the school year, and weekly school-site mentoring by City University of New York faculty and New York City Department of Education retired teachers.