Introducing Friends of the Institute

As a tribute to Senator Kennedy's 47-year career, gifts of $47 and up recognize you as a Friend of the Institute.

Educational Experiences

Professional Development

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Current professional development opportunities at and through the Institute in 2019 include:

Who Should Vote?: A Professional Development Workshop for Social Studies Teachers


A full-day, no-cost professional development workshop to explore the history of voting rights, current issues about voting, and teaching strategies for these topics. In partnership with the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education, this workshop is eligible for 10 Hours of Professional Development Points (PDPs).

Dates & Locations (all sessions from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

  • Millbury, MA – Thursday, May 16: Asa Waters Mansion, 123 Elm Street, Millbury, MA 01527
  • Hyannis, MA – Friday, May 17: John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, 397 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02664
  • Easthampton, MA – Monday, May 20: Easthampton High School, 70 Williston Ave, Easthampton, MA 01027

The Ethics of Public Memory: Professional Development for Educators


A half-day professional development workshop where attendees will explore a unique way to teach about the Civil War, racism, and slavery while considering how perception and public memory evolves over time. Participants will learn from teachers who have used the curriculum and plan a student-centered civic project to reimagine a memorial or monument.

  • Boston, MA – Thursday, June 27: Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.