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Outstanding professional development for educators. Thought-provoking community events. Explore our complete calendar to find events near you or online.

Upcoming Events

Ongoing
  • 1
    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This interactive self-paced workshop will support you in teaching a short unit of study of Holocaust and Human Behavior.

    Online
  • 1
    Teaching Red Scarf Girl
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Teaching Red Scarf Girl

    This interactive self-paced workshop helps teachers develop a customized plan for teaching Red Scarf Girl informed by Facing History’s approach.

    Online
  • 1
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

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

    This self-paced online workshop will introduce you to the Choices in Little Rock unit and help prepare you to teach this unit in your classroom.

    Online
2021

October

  • 26
    CPS: The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy
    Illinois
    Online Workshop
    $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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy for Chicago Public Schools

    This workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. Registration is limited to high school US History teachers from Chicago Public Schools.

    October 26, 2021
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Online
  • 27
    Coming of Age in a Complex World
    Online
    Webinar
    5–6 PM ET
    4–5 PM CT
    3–4 PM MT
    2–3 PM PT

    Introducing “Coming of Age in a Complex World”: A New Resource Collection for Literature Teachers

    In this webinar, we will introduce Coming of Age in a Complex World, a new collection of resources for English and language arts classrooms. Join us to learn about innovative resources and flexible approaches that integrate the study of literature with culturally responsive practices, social-emotional learning, and civic development.

    Online
    October 27, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 27
    Re-engaging with Institutional Missions for School Leaders
    Online
    Online Workshop

    Re-engaging with Our Institutional Missions: A Conversation for School Leaders in Jewish Settings

    Due to near-instantaneous pivots to online learning, hybrid educational models and constantly changing initiatives for health and safety, many schools have needed to pause efforts that, while central to the school’s mission, were less urgent in this unprecedented time. Please join Facing History staff and fellow Jewish day school leaders as we learn strategies and evaluative tools that will help benchmark and track how we re-engage with our unique institutional missions and reconnect with longstanding goals.

    This workshop is intended for educational leadership and administration team members, including principals and heads of school.

    October 27, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 28
    Borders and Belonging: Exploring Identity and Membership
    Massachusetts
    Workshop
    $25.00

    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.

    Borders and Belonging: Exploring Identity and Membership through Stories, with Pádraig Ó Tuama

    Join Facing History and Ó Tuama for a reflective workshop to explore the resonance of the biblical story of Ruth for our time. Space is limited for this interactive workshop. All workshop participants as well as members of the community are invited to join a reading immediately following the workshop, in which Ó Tuama will share his acclaimed poetry.

    This event is directed towards educators in the New England region, but everyone is welcome to apply.

    October 28, 2021
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Online via Zoom

November

  • 1
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    November 1–2, 2021
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (ET)
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm (CT)
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm (MT)
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    November 1, 2021 - November 2, 2021
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online
  • 3
    Discussing Race in the Classroom
    Online
    Workshop

    Discussing Race in the Classroom

    Join us for a session in which we explore how to support your students engaging with the topic of race in a safe and constructive way.

    This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

    Online
    November 3, 2021
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 8
    Holocaust and Human Behaviour Mini Course
    Online
    Online Mini-Course
    50.00 CAD

    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.

    Mini Course: Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour

    In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement - all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy.

    Priority acceptance will be given to Canadian classroom educators teaching 7th - 12th grade Canadian and World History, Civics, Humanities, and English Language Arts.

    November 8, 2021 - December 6, 2021
    Online
  • 10
    The Fragility of Democracy: Teaching Reconstruction
    New York
    Workshop
    $0.00

    The Fragility of Democracy and Importance of Teaching Reconstruction

    In this workshop we will introduce Facing History’s “case study” approach to teaching the era of Reconstruction in the United States and the construction of American identity.

    This workshop is intended for middle and high school teachers in the New York/New Jersey area.

    November 10, 2021
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Online
  • 18
    In Conversation: Descendent Stories as Historical Testimony
    New York
    Workshop

    6:00 - 7:00 PM ET
    5:00 - 6:00 PM CT
    4:00 - 5:00 PM MT
    3:00 - 4:00 PM PT

    In Conversation: Descendent Stories as Historical Testimony

    Join Facing History and Ourselves and the New-York Historical Society in conversation with Caren Osten Gerszberg, daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, and Spirit Trickey Tawfiq, daughter of Minnie Jean Brown Trickey, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” as we discuss the unique and valuable perspective descendent stories can add to the classroom.

    Online
    November 18, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 23
    Discussing Violence Against Women in the Classroom
    United Kingdom
    Workshop
    4:30 PM- 5:30 PM GMT

    Responding to Violence Against Women and Gender Inequality in the UK

    Support your students in discussions about violence against women and gender inequality in a safe and sensitive way.

    Online via Zoom
    November 23, 2021
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

December

  • 2
    Teaching Brown Girl Dreaming
    Online
    Workshop
    $0.00

    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM MT
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

    Teaching Brown Girl Dreaming

    Join us for a workshop on teaching Brown Girl Dreaming by New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson. Using the text as a lens to explore identity and belonging, participants will examine factors such as individual choices, society, family, place, education, opportunity, and faith in shaping identity. Teachers may explore the ways in which their classrooms contribute to the identities of their students and how their own identity is shaped by their teaching and their students.

    December 2, 2021
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Zoom
  • 9
    In Conversation: Identity, Memoir, and Storytelling
    New York
    Workshop

    6:00 - 7:00 PM ET
    5:00 - 6:00 PM CT
    4:00 - 5:00 PM MT
    3:00 - 4:00 PM PT

    In Conversation: Identity, Memoir, and Storytelling

    Please join The New-York Historical Society and Facing History and Ourselves for a conversation with Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know, a memoir of growing up as a transracial adoptee and of Chung's search for the truth about herself and her Korean birth parents. Chung will explore how we construct our identities through the stories we are told and that we tell ourselves, as we seek an answer to the question, “Who am I?”

    Online
    December 9, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2022

January

  • 6
    Brave Classrooms: Taking on Antisemitism in Schools
    Online
    Online Mini-Course
    $0.00

    The live sessions for this mini-course take place on Zoom.
    January 13, 20, 27, and February 3. 
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (ET)
    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (CT)
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (MT)
    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (PT)

    Brave Classrooms: Taking on Antisemitism in Schools

    Join Facing History and Ourselves for an online mini-course. Our four sessions professional learning series will help you explore antisemitism from its ancient roots to contemporary manifestations. It will also offer classroom ready resources and teaching strategies to help your students recognize and stand up against hatred and bigotry.

    January 6, 2022 - February 3, 2022
    Online
  • 12
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    January 12–13, 2022
    2:00 pm – 7:00 pm (ET)
    1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (CT)
    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (MT)
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    January 12, 2022 - January 13, 2022
    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Online
  • 25
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    January 25, 2022 - January 26, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 27
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Help students wrestle with the profound moral questions raised by the study of the Holocaust and foster their skills in civic engagement, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and empathy — all of which are necessary for sustaining democracy.

    Online
    January 27, 2022 - March 9, 2022
  • 27
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This course introduces educators to Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.

    Online
    January 27, 2022 - March 9, 2022
  • 27
    Teaching for Equity and Justice in Jewish Settings
    Online
    Online Workshop
    $0.00

    Sessions for this workshop will take place on Zoom:

    January 27 11:30am-4:30pm ET
    January 28 10am-1pm ET
     

    Teaching for Equity and Justice in the Jewish Educational Setting

    Our vision is to support educators and school leaders both individually and collectively as they move to more equitable practices that enable all students to find their voice and civic agency, become critical thinkers, and be fully engaged in their education. During this two-day online workshop, educators will examine the connection between identity and bias, gaining in the process the tools necessary to mitigate against these barriers to equity in our Jewish communities and beyond.

    January 27, 2022 - January 28, 2022
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

February

  • 16
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    February 16, 2022 - February 17, 2022
    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

March

  • 3
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    March 3–4, 2022
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (ET)
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm (CT)
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm (MT)
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    March 3, 2022 - March 4, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online

April

  • 7
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    April 7, 2022 - April 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 11
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    April 11–12, 2022
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (ET)
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm (CT)
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm (MT)
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    April 11, 2022 - April 12, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online

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