Teaching for Equity and Justice in the Context of Jewish Education

Teaching for Equity and Justice in Jewish Education
Course Type:
Self-paced Workshop

Teaching for Equity and Justice in the Context of Jewish Education

This self-paced online workshop has been tailored specifically for educators in Jewish settings 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. 

In this workshop, educators will examine moments in American history that have shaped racial and Jewish identities today, the current legacies of inequity within and outside of our Jewish communities, and the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

In this self-guided workshop, you will:

  • Experience Facing History and Ourselves’ framework and approach to teaching for equity and justice in Jewish Education.
  • Engage with contemporary scholarship and gain tools to address historical legacies in your school context.

Workshop Structure

  • Welcome Module
  • Module 1: Establishing a Brave Space
  • Module 2: Developing a Critical Consciousness
  • Module 3: Race as a Social Construct
  • Module 4: Understanding and Mitigating Bias
  • Module 5: Building Educator Efficacy and Student Agency

Workshop At-a-Glance Details

Time Commitment: We estimate that it will take about one hour to complete each of the content modules. The modules are designed to be self-guided, and you can work at your own pace through the workshop. 

Cost: Free. The registration fee and event fee for this online workshop have been waived, thanks to generous funding from Facing History and Ourselves donors and partner organizations.

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].

Workshop Access: After registering, you will receive an email with self-enrollment instructions to access the workshop on the Facing History Canvas site. Check your spam folder if you don’t receive the email with self-enrollment instructions within 15 minutes after registering. Once you log in, you will have access to the workshop for three months. 

Certificate of Completion: Awarded upon successful completion of the workshop for five professional development hours. Requirements for professional development hours vary by state. It is the educator’s responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their state. 

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