Creating A Sense of Belonging in Your Classroom

Belonging in the Classroom

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Creating A Sense of Belonging in Your Classroom

This event is at full capacity. If you would like to be on our waiting list, please submit your application below.

How can educators create inclusive, student-centered spaces of belonging for adolescents who struggle with issues of independence, trust, freedom, and responsibility? Join us to explore lessons, strategies, and relationship-building opportunities  using Facing History’s new resource, “My Part of the Story,” to help you do just that.

The materials in “My Part of the Story” support and challenge students in their efforts to define their own identity and their relationship to society as a whole. This unit arrives at a moment in American life when it is more important than ever for all students—regardless of who they are or where they come from—to understand the value of their individual voices in the story of the United States.


This workshop is intended for middle and high school administrators, counselors, social studies, US History, English/Language Arts and humanities teachers.


In this workshop you will:


1. Learn about a powerful framework for engaging

students in a study of American history, literature,

or civic life.


2. Experience teaching

strategies that build community in the classroom,

support discussion of difficult content, sharpen

students’ critical thinking, and develop their voices.


3. Acquire new primary and secondary sources—

including the voices of many teenagers reflecting

on their individual and collective identities—to

forge connections between the past and our present.


After this workshop you will:


1. Receive coaching and support as you implement Facing History into your classroom


2. Gain access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and online tools


3. Be able to borrow class sets of books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost


Breakfast and Lunch will be served. Please indicate any dietary needs when filling out the registration form.

Alameda County Office of Education
313 West Winton Ave
Hayward, CA 94544
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

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