In the weeks since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, teachers from around the country have shared their sadness, their fear, and their frustration that school shootings remain such a persistent scourge. They've voiced their admiration for the Parkland survivors and other young people who are speaking out to demand safer schools. Many are closely following students' attempts to organize protests and build a movement for change.
In this webinar we will address the questions facing many educators in the wake of the events in Parkland:
How do I help my students reflect not only on Parkland but also on violence in their own community that may not have generated as much media attention?
With student activism making headlines, should I talk about protests and walkouts in class?
Do I dare address controversial topics like gun control and the Second Amendment?
What is my role when students ask for advice or support around their own civic actions?