From in-person seminars and workshops to synchronous online courses and webinars, our professional learning opportunities provide a fresh perspective.
We offer flexibility to fit your schedule.
Don’t have a lot of time? Our one-hour webinars introduced you to a timely issue, featured expert, or engaging teaching strategies. If you miss a live webinar, most are available for on-demand viewing.
For those with more time, we offer a wide-range of self-guided and facilitated workshops, courses, and seminars.
Explore professional development opportunities for educators.
Many of our offerings are free or low-cost. Payment assistance is also often available for fee-based professional learning. Applications for financial aid via grant or scholarship can be filled out as you are completing the registration application, as well.
After participating in professional development, we are here to support you with everything that you need to create effective and impactful classroom experiences. Educators who take professional learning with us will receive:
A Certificate of Completion: Awarded upon successful completion of the session you registered for. The number of creditable PD hours varies per offering. It is the educator's responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their state or district.
Continuing coaching and support—from our Program Associates, who can answer questions, problem-solve, and help you plan your unit; through our extensive online resource library; and at follow-up webinars and other events.
You will become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia.
“Love the energy and positivity of the facilitators. I also appreciate how, as always, you provide so many practical and tangible ideas and methods that we can bring back to our classrooms.”
Participant, Teaching Coming-of-Age Literature Workshop, March 2022
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How to Build an Affirming Classroom in the Face of Anti-Trans Legislation
In response to the rise of legislation targeting transgender people, Facing History provides resources for educators to build an affirming, welcoming class community for your students, especially trans and non-binary students.
A Brief History of Barbie: From Fashion Model to Ida B. Wells
The introduction of the Ida B. Wells Barbie as part of the Women Series of Barbies marks an opportunity to gain meaningful insight into changing conceptions of gender, race, and education through the emergence and evolution of Barbie.
The world of podcasting offers a platform for marginalized peoples to share their stories that would otherwise go unheard. Facing History provides five podcasts produced by Native American individuals dedicated to fostering healing within their own communities through the process of telling their stories and sharing their insights.
In order for educators to ensure that LGBTQIA+ histories get their due in the classroom all year long, Facing History provides five reads that reflect on evolving ways of narrating the past, while centering underacknowledged narratives and protagonists who may not have been considered appropriate historical subjects in prior eras.
In honor of LGTBQ History Month, Facing History provides a list of ten documentary films and television series for an opportunity to gain knowledge of LGBTQIA+ histories and for educators to ensure these histories are addressed in the classroom.
5 New Books on Native American History, Life, and Resistance
In honor of Native American Heritage Month this November, Facing History staff members selected five new books exploring significant thematic grounds of Native American history and identity to highlight the importance of engaging students in exploring the histories and contemporary realities of Native American peoples beyond this month.