Centering Community: Back to School with Facing History

August 11, 2022
Centering Community: Back to School with Facing History

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Centering Community: Back to School with Facing History

Centering relationships with students and colleagues, and continuing to care for ourselves, is more important than ever after three disrupted school years.  Join Facing History~Chicago and fellow educators as we reconnect with one another and prepare for the start of a new school year. Together we will explore flexible resources designed to help you get to know your students as individuals, and to foster the process of creating an open, supportive, and reflective classroom community. In addition, we will model pedagogical strategies to support effective learning across content areas and meaningful engagement with contemporary issues and current events. 

Materials and resources are designed for middle school and high school level students.

During the workshop, we will:  

  • Consider the values and concerns that inform back-to-school planning
  • Explore Facing History and Ourselves’ back-to-school resources, including the Back to School Toolkit
  • Share strategies, activities, and ideas for supporting student social-emotional needs

Educators will be eligible to receive two Clock Hours for full participation.

UPDATE: This professional development will now be held virtually

On COVID: This professional development is scheduled to be in person. Please note that Facing History may transition to virtual delivery based on the COVID-19 Community Levels for Chicago developed by the Chicago Department of Public Health

  • With low community spread and limited impact on the healthcare system, this event will be held in person, and all attendees and staff will be required to wear a face mask (covers the nose and mouth) in the indoor space, common areas and meeting rooms at all times. 
  • For medium or high community spread and/or some impact on the healthcare system, professional development may be shifted to virtual or rescheduled. Our team will reach out to confirm your continued interest in participation. Please expect to hear from us in advance of the workshop.
August 11, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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