Starting the School Year With Connection and Community

August 3, 2022
Starting the School Year With Connection and Community
Course Type:

4:00–5:00 PM ET
3:00–4:00 PM CT
2:00–3:00 PM MT
1:00–2:00 PM PT


Starting the School Year With Connection and Community

Join us to prepare for the coming school year as we explore teaching strategies and flexible resources designed to help you begin getting to know your students as individuals and facilitating the process of creating an open, supportive, and reflective classroom community. In addition, we model classroom routines that teachers can implement from day one to support effective learning and meaningful engagement with contemporary issues and concerns in your homeroom, advisory, or academic courses.

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

During the webinar, 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

Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 4–5 PM ET/3–4 PM CT/ 2–3 PM MT/1–2 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 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: 

Frank Stebbins, Senior Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves, New York 

Frank Stebbins is a Senior Program Associate for New Jersey growth and strategy at Facing History. Before taking this role, he was a New Jersey educator for 17 years. During that time, he started a full year Holocaust and Genocides elective that heavily used Facing History resources and pedagogy. He was recognized as the 2018 Gina Lanceter Power of One Award by the New Jersey Holocaust Commission, the 2019 Dr. Hank Kaplowitz Outstanding Human Rights Educator of the Year by the Human Rights Institute at Kean University, the 2019 Unity Award for Achievement by an Educator by the Union County Human Relations Commission, and as a 2019 Exemplary Educator by the New Jersey Department of Education. 

Jasmine Wong, Senior Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves, Toronto

Jasmine Wong is a Senior Program Associate 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.  

August 3, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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