Breaking Isolation: A Middle School Educator Symposium

Middle School Educator Symposium

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Breaking Isolation: A Middle School Educator Symposium

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How do we encourage young people to explore their identity and membership through history and literature within a middle school setting? If you are a middle school educator passionate about social justice, critical thinking, and community building, we invite you to attend Facing History’s Middle School Teacher Symposium on May 12th. This is a great way for those curious about how to use Facing History at the middle school level—whether  it is in an English, history, or advisory class—to learn first-hand about specific content and teaching strategies that meet the developmental and academic needs of pre teens. In addition to walking away with a variety of implementable resources, you will connect with other like-minded middle school educators, all eager to share and collaborate on curriculum

In this workshop you will:

  1. Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies

  2. Receive a free copy of a Facing History resource

  3. Explore themes of identity and membership through memoirs and historical case studies

  4. Hear from Facing History middle school teacher leaders about unit design and whole-school work

  5. Learn more about joining Facing History’s Middle School Consortium, a Bay Area professional learning community designed for middle school teacher

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

Keynote speaker Sonia Nazario - An award-winning journalist most famous for her book Enrique's Journey.  Her stories have tackled some of this country’s most intractable problems -- hunger, drug addiction, immigration -- and have won some of the most prestigious journalism and book awards. Ms Nazario will be discussing how educators can best take on polarizing issues in the classroom and prepare all students to thrive in middle school.

1721 Broadway, #201
Oakland, CA 94612
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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