Denver / Rocky Mountain States

Our Denver/Rocky Mountain States service center provides professional development resources to more than 2,452 area educators in 320 public, religious, and independent schools.

Office
Facing History and Ourselves has been building a presence in Denver since 1991. We provide more than 2,452 area educators with programs and resources. These teachers reach over 155,500 middle and high school students each year, in 320 public, religious, and independent schools throughout the region.

Address

PO Box 473042
Aurora, CO 80047​
United States

Denver Office to Transition to Service Center Model

Please be aware that the Denver office is transitioning to a service center model after June 30, 2016. Senior Program Associate Heather Frazier will continue her work with educators in and around Denver, while the other members of the Denver staff will transition to new opportunities on or before June 30. This page will be updated with a P.O. Box and other contact information for the Denver Service Center in late June when the current office at the Posner Center for International Development closes. With ongoing support from Facing History headquarters, we are confident that this model will enable us to maintain our presence in Denver-area schools.

We will continue our core work of supporting the teachers in our network and will continue to offer workshops and seminars. In fact, Facing History will be releasing a much-anticipated set of resources on teaching the Holocaust next fall that Heather will be sharing with teachers. And we are excited to continue our partnership with Denver Public Schools, where over 6,000 students will receive Facing History units on civil rights and the Reconstruction Era beginning next year.

We believe as strongly today as ever in the power of the Facing History approach and resources to transform classrooms. The shape of our office will be changing, but not our commitment to this work.

Events

Upcoming Events

2016

October

  • 5
    Fostering Civil Discourse
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse: A Webinar for Educators

    In this webinar, Senior Associate for Program Staff Development Jocelyn Stanton will model strategies designed to help you navigate these challenging times and support your students to develop effective skills for civic participation.
    10.5.16
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 6
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This online course introduces Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education into ELA curricula through the exploration of themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward other members of their communities.

    10.6.16 - 11.9.16
  • 6
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? This online course explores the Reconstruction Era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    10.6.16 - 11.16.16
  • 13
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial? How is it shaped by caring, compassion, and responsibility? In this online course, we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the complexities of human behavior, judgment, memory, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.
    10.13.16 - 12.7.16
  • 13
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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.

    Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    In 1957, nine black teenagers faced angry mobs in their attempt to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In this online course we will examine this pivotal moment in the U.S. history and explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by the American civil rights movement and their implications today.
    10.13.16 - 11.30.16
  • 13
    Holocaust and Human Behavior in Jewish Settings
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in a Jewish Setting

    Grounded in the study of Jewish ethics and values, this online course examines the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the connection between Jewish history and identity, the moral questions inherent in everyday life, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.
    10.13.16 - 12.7.16
  • 19
    Fostering Civil Discourse
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse: A Webinar for Educators

    In this webinar, Emily Weisberg, Program Associate, Jewish Education will model strategies designed to help you navigate these challenging times and support your students to develop effective skills for civic participation.

    10.19.16
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event

November

  • 2
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    Colorado
    $0.00

    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.
    11.2.16
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    ​George Washington High School
    655 S Monaco Pkwy
    Denver, CO 80224​
  • 13
    Face the Future
    Community Event
    Online

    Face the Future: A Game About the Future of Empathy

    Facing History and Institute for the Future will pioneer an online game for social change that will convene students, educators, and community members from around the world to imagine what a better future might look like in 2026. The game will take place November 13–14, 2016.

    11.13.16 - 11.14.16
    6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
    Event

December

  • 5
    Resistance During the Holocaust
    Online Workshop
    Online
    JPEF/“A Partisan’s Memoir,” Second Story Press, p.139

    Resistance During the Holocaust: An Exploration of the Jewish Partisans

    Join us for a three-day online workshop to explore our new unit, “Resistance During the Holocaust: An Exploration of the Jewish Partisans.”  This resource, created in partnership with Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, helps counter the portrayal that Jews were helpless victims, lacking the courage or means to fight back. 
    12.5.16 - 12.7.16
    Event
2017

January

  • 23
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Online Workshop
    Online

    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.

    1.23.17 - 1.25.17
    Event

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