Current Events in Your Classroom: Fostering Dialogue in Divisive Times

October 5, 2021
Current Events in Your Classroom
Course Type:

5–5:30 PM ET
4–4:30 PM CT
3–3:30 PM MT
2–2:30 PM PT

Current Events in Your Classroom: Fostering Dialogue in Divisive Times

Engaging with current events is an essential part of educating young people to be informed and humane participants in a democracy. This 30-minute webinar will introduce you to Facing History’s current events resources including our newly updated Educator Guide, Teaching Ideas on specific topics, and adaptable strategies. These resources are designed to foster thoughtful classroom conversations and build your students’ capacities for critical thinking, emotional engagement, ethical reflection, and civic agency.

During this webinar, we’ll discuss how to make meaningful connections between current events and your curriculum in an exploration of strategies for navigating tough topics, partisan politics, and breaking news with ready-to-use teaching resources.

In this webinar, we will share:

  • Tips for making meaningful connections between current events and your curriculum
  • Strategies for navigating challenging/difficult conversations in diverse classrooms
  • Resources for getting started with using the Facing History approach to teaching with current events

American Sign Language interpretation and closed captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 5–5:30 PM ET/4–4:30 PM CT/ 3–3:30 PM MT/2–2:30 PM PT. 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 30-minutes 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 Presenter

Jasmine Wong
Associate Program Director
Facing History and Ourselves, Toronto

Jasmine Wong is Associate Program Director for Facing History and Ourselves. She lives in Toronto and works with educators to provide professional learning, curriculum resources, and support. Prior to her work with Facing History and Ourselves, Jasmine worked as a classroom teacher, adult education facilitator and research assistant in cancer epidemiology. She earned her M.A. in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies at Stanford University, and her B.Ed. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.  

October 5, 2021
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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