Community Matters: Facing History's Approach to Advisory

January 30, 2020
Facing History's Approach to Advisory
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Community Matters: Facing History's Approach to Advisory

Adolescence is a time when two tasks take on special importance: determining our own individual identity and figuring out where and how we belong. These themes of identity, membership, belonging, and participation are the cornerstones of Facing History’s new advisory curriculum, Community Matters. Our curriculum is designed to help you build student-centered spaces where honest questioning, discussion, and social and academic growth can occur. Participating students build understanding and empathy, break down stereotypes, find and build their voices, and develop the skills necessary for academic and community success.

Community Matters supports and challenges young people who are beginning to see themselves as unique individuals with a desire to belong.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Explore how to help define your school’s vision of advisory programmatically — What is its function or purpose, and what does or will it look like in practice?

  • Become familiar with Facing History’s new advisory materials and teaching methodology for a student-centered classroom

  • Consider how advisory helps to build community within the classroom setting and school at large


Live captioning will be provided during this webinar taking place from 3 - 4 PM EST. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center


You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development credit for participation if you actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from the webinar console. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.


About the Presenters: 


Daniel Braunfeld

Associate Program Director, Special Projects

Facing History and Ourselves


Daniel Braunfeld is the Associate Program Director for Special Projects at Facing History and Ourselves, with a focus on partnerships, strategic thinking, and program delivery. Prior to joining Facing History, Daniel taught high school history and humanities and served as an advisor and teacher-leader for eight years in New York City, Santa Monica and Boston. Daniel has written and consulted on curriculum projects for the GRAMMY Museum, ITVS, and PBS and his work was profiled in Pathways to Teacher Leadership: Emerging Models, Changing Roles. Daniel received his M.S.Ed in Leadership for Educational Change from the Bank Street College of Education and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University with a major in history and a minor in education.


Erika Henderson

Associate Program Director, Regional Growth

Facing History and Ourselves


Dr. Erika Henderson joined the Memphis office of Facing History and Ourselves in 2016. Over the last 20 years of her career, she has coached teachers, led schools as principal, taught students, and served communities. She believes that high-quality education is the next civil rights movement, and it is our responsibility as educators to embrace and challenge others to always seek what is right for ALL students. Her love of literacy is contagious, but her passion for social justice has always led her to the Social Sciences (ethics, history, geography, sociology, psychology), child advocacy, and continuous growth for a more just and humane society.

For at least two decades, Erika has worked with youth groups that teach character education, leadership, tolerance, nonviolence, and service. She has led rural and urban school transformation in Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, and Memphis. Erika received a B.A. in English at LeMoyne-Owen College and a C.A.S. from National-Louis University in Educational Leadership. She earned her Doctor of Education, Master of Education, and Education Specialist degrees from Union University.

January 30, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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