Cleveland

Established in 1999, the Cleveland office has provided more than 2,799 educators with programs and resources. These teachers reach over 180,700 middle and high school students in 305 public, independent, and religious schools across Ohio.

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Facing History has deepened its relationships with Cleveland area school districts, including the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), and expanded its partner schools network to include Facing History New Tech High School, Laurel School, Citizens Leadership Academy, Magnificat High School, Hawken Middle School and John Marshall School of Information Technology. Facing History has also been integrated into an ongoing program within CMSD -- Facing History New Tech High School.

The Northeast Ohio School Network

This network of schools is dedicated to building safe and inclusive school culture, teaching Facing History curriculum, and growing student engagement. On October 7, 2016, teachers, students, parents, and school administrators from ten schools in the Cleveland area, came together to discuss school culture. Learn more about this inaugural summit.

News and Announcements

September 20, 2017

Read this piece from CMSD News Bureau to discover how Facing History is helping students at John Marshall School of Information Technology explore their identities in a number of their classes.

February 2, 2017

Cleveland.com put together this profile on Cleveland's Facing History New Tech High School.

August 14, 2017

Resources to help educators manage the difficult conversations around the bigotry and hatred demonstrated by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA.

February 28, 2017

Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation, in partnership with The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, present a Youth Lead Community Conversation featuring award winning and Emmy nominated photojournalist, Ron Haviv, on Wednesday, March 1 at The Maltz Museum.

 

Events in Cleveland

2018

January

  • 18
    Whole School Reads
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $20.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Planning and Implementing Whole School Reads

    Learn the important elements of implementing a whole school read in your school. Join us to discuss how to choose books, set goals, plan activities and involve the entire school—both faculty and students—in your whole school read.

    This event is free for NEO School Network educators.

    $20 for non-network educators.     

     
    1.18.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    John Marshall High School of Information Technology
    3952 W 140th St
    44111 Cleveland

February

  • 13
    Why Reconstruction Matters: The Fragility of Democracy
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $100.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Why Reconstruction Matters: The Fragility of Democracy

    This workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    2.13.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Ursuline College
    2550 Lander Rd
    Pepper Pike, OH 44124
  • 27
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $100.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    The shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that followed became a flashpoint for the discussion about race, policing, and justice. Using the information aftermath of Ferguson and a new unit co-created by Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project, this workshop will examine how implicit biases shape our understanding of the world, and how news literacy skills and concepts can help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and become effective civic participants in today’s complex information landscape.

     

    2.27.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Cuyahoga Community College, East Campus
    The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center
    4250 Richmond Rd
    44122 Highland Hills

April

  • 10
    Safe and ​I​nclusive ​S​paces for LGBTQ ​St​udents
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $50.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Safe and ​I​nclusive ​S​paces for LGBTQ ​St​udents

    Join Facing History for a series of workshops throughout the school year that provide classroom strategies and resources educators can use to help students recognize that their choices can contribute to a thriving democracy.  

     

    4.10.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Urban Community School
    The Gathering Space
    4909 Lorain Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44102

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Videos

Get to know our work through stories told by teachers, students, scholars, and partnering organizations.

Facing History in 60 Seconds

There are many classes that teach science, math, and English. There’s only one that teaches us to be more human.

Facing History's Northeast Ohio School Network Inaugural Summit

Learn how this network of schools is dedicated to building safe and inclusive school culture, teaching Facing History curriculum, and growing student engagement.

Kimberley Butler at the 2012 Cleveland Benefit Dinner

English teacher Kimberley Butler describes Facing History's impact

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Facing History, Cleveland Advisory Board

Anne Conway Juster, Chair

Carolyn Arnold
Susan G. Block
Barbara Baker
Holly Brooks*
Amy K. Carlson
Daniel Cohn
Joaquin Dos Reis
Howard Freedman*
Joyce Glickman*
James A. Goldsmith
Eduardo Kim
Garet Libbey
Jay Masurekar
Jonida Preka Morelli
Amy G. Rogat*
Shelly Saltzman
Sonni Senkfor
Koyen Shah
Marcy Levy Shankman
Marjorie Simon
David L. Stashower
Cynthia Tancer
Loung Ung*
Lisa Vahey
Mary Ann Vogel
Marcia Wexberg
Sally Wertheim*
Trudy Wiesenberger
Khalilah Worley

* Emeritus

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