How can educators create equitable and anti-racist teaching practices and learning environments so that students have the safety to learn in the comfort of their own skin? Join us for a conversation with educator and antiracist Dr. Dena Simmons to explore the power and purpose of education for social change.
During this webinar, we will:
- Explore how educators can empower students to work towards healing and social change
- Learn how Facing History engages educators in a critical examination of social-emotional learning with an equity and justice lens
Captioning will be available during this webinar, which takes place from 7–8pm ET/6–7pm CT/4–5pm PT. This is a live-only event and will not be available for on-demand viewing.
At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from the webinar console showing one hour of participation. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.
About the Presenters
Dena Simmons, Ed.D., is an activist, educator, and student of life from the Bronx, New York. She is the Assistant Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale Child Study Center. She writes and speaks nationally about social justice and culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy as well as creating emotionally intelligent and safe classrooms within the context of equity and liberation. She is the author of the forthcoming book, White Rules for Black People (St. Martin’s Press, 2021).
Pamela Donaldson is the Program Director for the Cleveland office of Facing History and Ourselves. As a longtime professional development provider and educator, she is experienced in designing and facilitating curriculum and implementation in the humanities, as well as topics touching on youth empowerment, equity, and justice.