Professional Development and Training for CPS Educators

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High School World Studies: Holocaust & Human Behavior

In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy.

Options for Educators

Self-Paced Workshop

In a self-paced workshop, participants work at their own pace and participate in online discussions. Participants can set their own pace and there are no time limits for completion. There are five content modules and it is estimated that it will take two hours to complete each module.  To register for our self-paced workshop, please email [email protected]

Online Course

An online course runs for six weeks. Each week, new content is shared and online facilitators support learning. There is a new session each week. Sessions begin on Thursday and end on the following Wednesday. The time commitment will be approximately one hour for week 1 and approximately three to four hours per week for weeks 2 through 6.

Register for an Upcoming Holocaust and Human Behavior Online Course

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High School US History: Teaching Reconstruction

How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? The Reconstruction era, most commonly viewed as the period from 1865 to 1877, was a monumental struggle for freedom and democracy in the face of violent backlash. The study of the Reconstruction era in American history is essential to an understanding of citizenship and democracy in the United States today. You will learn to teach about the Reconstruction era using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.

Options for Educators

Online Course

An online course runs for six weeks. Each week, new content is shared and online facilitators support learning. There is a new session each week. Sessions begin on Thursday and end on the following Wednesday. The time commitment will be approximately one hour for week 1 and approximately three to four hours per week for weeks 2 through 6.

Register for an Upcoming Reconstruction Online Course

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Online Synchronous Workshop Sessions

A workshop will be between one and three synchronous sessions and is an instructional, interactive zoom meeting that includes content and pedagogy. An online workshop will be facilitated by the Chicago program team and will include some pre-reading outside of the scheduled time. Attendance at all of the synchronous workshop sessions is required.

Register for an Upcoming Synchronous Workshop Series on Teaching Reconstruction

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NEW: High School US History: The Red Summer in Chicago

Join Facing History and Chicago Public Schools Social Science facilitators virtually to learn about Facing History and Ourselves’ new unit The Red Summer in Chicago, which sheds light on a defining moment in Chicago’s history: a week-long episode of racial violence in 1919 that claimed the lives of thirty-eight people.

Options for Educators

Online Synchronous Workshop Sessions

A workshop will be between one and three synchronous sessions and is an instructional, interactive zoom meeting that includes content and pedagogy. An online workshop will be facilitated by the Chicago program team and will include some pre-reading outside of the scheduled time. Attendance at all of the synchronous workshop sessions is required.

Register for an Upcoming Synchronous Workshop Series on Red Summer

There are no events scheduled at this time. Check back soon to see upcoming events.

8th Grade Humanities: Choices in Little Rock

This workshop and accompanying unit explore the civic choices—the decisions people made as citizens in a democracy - around the desegregation of Central High School in 1957, a defining moment in the American civil rights movement. 

Options for Educators

Self-Paced Workshop

In a self-paced workshop, participants work at their own pace and participate in online discussions. Participants can set their own pace and there are no time limits for completion. There are five content modules and it is estimated that it will take two hours to complete each module.  To register for our self-paced workshop, please email [email protected]

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