Schedule a 4QM workshop at your school, or come see us present at an upcoming conference. We’ll explain how to use 4QM thinking to plan units that are clear and coherent, and that teach students to really think about the history they’re learning. We’ll give you some materials and ideas that you can use right away — but more importantly, we’ll get you started using the 4QM framework to unlock your creativity in a way that enables you to both cover your content and engage students in meaningful historical inquiry. We specialize in custom workshops designed to fit the needs of particular schools and districts, and have particular expertise in curriculum implementation and revision. Below is a list of upcoming workshops:

UP Education Network

August 19, 2019

5/22/19 9:00 am-5/22/19 3:00 pm

Boston, MA

On-Site Workshop for Middle School Teachers

UP Education Network specializes in turning around low-performing district schools in urban areas. They currently operate several middle schools in…

Past Workshops

At Bedford (MA) Public Schools

May 29-May 29, 2019

3/21/19 1:20 pm-3/21/19 3:20 pm

Bedford High School

4QM For Planning and Assessment

Two Bedford High history teachers saw one of our summer workshops, and brought the ideas back to their colleagues. They liked it so much they’ve invited us to work with the whole department on a professional half day. We’re going…

U.S. & World History Course Design, Hudson Public Schools

May 28-May 28, 2019

4/21/19 11:00 am-4/21/19 2:00 pm

Hudson High School, Hudson MA

On-Site Workshop for Hudson Teachers

Hudson teaches an integrated U.S. and World History course in high school. 4QMTeaching is helping them to redesign units with coherent stories and clear questions.

Virtual Workshop for Bishop Kelly High School, Boise ID

April 16, 2019

1/10/19 9:00 am

Virtual Workshop

Virtual 4QM Introduction & Unit Planning

It’s a long way to fly from Boston to Boise, so we’re doing a remote video workshop for the social studies department at Bishop Kelly High School. The workshop will introduce them to the Four Question Method and get them…

At Uncommon Schools

April 5-May 1, 2019

2/14/19 10:00 am-2/14/19 4:00 pm

Newark, NJ

On-Site Workshop for Curriculum Planners

Uncommon Schools, one of the country’s leading charter networks, has engaged us to help them re-envision their history curriculum in grades 5 – 12. Their current curriculum is built around “essential questions” that don’t actually resonate in the classroom, and…

At the 49th Annual New England Regional Social Studies Conference

March 18-March 19, 2019

2/14/19 8:00 am-2/14/19 4:00 pm

Framingham State University, Framingham MA


We’ll be at the NERC conference again in spring 2019. We’ll be there all day on Tuesday March 19, at our table in the exhibition hall in the morning and presenting two workshops that afternoon: a 4QM overview/introduction, and a…

This was pretty @#%-ing awesome.

2017 Workshop Participant

Fantastic inquiry method, engaging program.

2017 Workshop Participant