In schools, adolescents have the opportunity to practice participation in a democratic society. To meet the needs of adolescents as they develop, educators must provide the environment and tools for self reflection and authentic engagement and encourage students to ask difficult questions about ethics, fairness, and justice in their world.
For the past 45 years, Facing History has recognized that an Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD) approach to education provides an effective framework for teaching and learning. In this webinar, we will share how Facing History works at the intersection of social emotional learning and academics, informed by civic engagement and equity and justice. We will provide resources and strategies for you to consider integrating these four elements in your school or classroom.
Facing History’s approach to SEAD enables teachers to promote students’ historical understanding, critical thinking, empathy and other social-emotional competencies, and to facilitate transformative dialogue in their classrooms. In Facing History classrooms, teachers:
- Promote a climate of respect;
- Model a culture of questioning;
- Nurture student voice; create space for diverse identities, viewpoints, and lived experience;
- Deepen reflection through thoughtful silence; and
- Honor different learning styles.
Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 7–8 PM ET/6–7 PM CT/ 5–6 PM MT/4–5 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.