Teaching for Equity and Justice (Canada)

August 16, 2022 to August 17, 2022
Teaching for Equity and Justice (Canada)

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Teaching for Equity and Justice (Canada)

Across Canada, educators and administrators are acknowledging that schools themselves—both the practice of schooling and the outcomes students are achieving—are not equitable across lines of race and class. Facing History and Ourselves has designed a professional development model to help educators address these troubling and historically rooted disparities.

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 experience, educators will examine moments in the history of Canadian education and its current legacies of inequity, gaining in the process the tools necessary to mitigate against these barriers to equity.

In this online seminar, participants will:

  1. Collaborate to create a reflective, courageous and brave space for adult learning
  2. Explore Canada’s history of race, schooling, and academic identity to better understand the root causes of present-day educational inequities.
  3. Engage with contemporary scholarship and gain tools to address these historical legacies in your school context.
  4. Increase your ability to facilitate respectful classroom discussions on difficult issues such as racism and other forms of exclusion in a way that invites personal reflection, critical analysis and agency.
  5. Discover new teaching strategies that help students interrogate texts, write and think critically, as well as discussing controversial issues respectfully.
  6. Hear from District/Board leaders who will share promising practices that place students at the centre of systems.

Taking place over two days, this seminar offers a real-time, interactive online classroom where participants will connect in facilitated whole- and small-group sessions.

Seminar At-a-Glance Details

Who should take this seminar: Classroom educators, administrators, guidance counselors, district / board staff in Canada.

Cost: $50 Registration Fee

Duration: 2 days

Schedule: August 16th 11:00am – 4:00pm ET / August 17th 11:00am – 4:00pm ET

Time Commitment: Approximately 4.5 hours per day (plus some breaks). There is pre-work to complete before the seminar (2 hours to a half-day self-paced). Through this pre-work you will explore important foundational topics to prepare for our time together.

Format: The facilitated portion of this seminar will be held via Zoom. Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event. This seminar also includes self-paced and collaborative digital materials. Seminar sessions will not be recorded.

Accessibility: Facing History is committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive educational environment for educators of all abilities. If you have an accessibility need, please contact us at [email protected].

Online via Zoom
August 16, 2022 - August 17, 2022

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