Building Inclusive Communities: Starting Your Year with Facing History | Facing History & Ourselves
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Building Inclusive Communities: Starting Your Year with Facing History

Explore resources cultivate a community where identity and belonging are central to students' academic learning engaging in civil discourse. This event will be hosted in-person.

August 13, 2024 | 8:30 am to 3:00 pm CDT

Chicago, IL

Cost:  $25
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About this event:

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Our multi-session professional learning series are designed for in-depth exploration of themes and topics that help educators strengthen their skills and competencies. Session information is included in the event details.

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This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

This event qualifies for ISBE (Illinois).

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Advisory Civics & Citizenship English & Language Arts History Social Studies
Culture & Identity
Civic Education Equity Education Social-Emotional Learning

During the workshop, we will:

  1. Consider the values and concerns that inform back-to-school planning

  2. Explore Facing History and Ourselves’ back-to-school resources, including the Back to School Toolkit

  3. Share strategies, activities, and ideas for supporting student social-emotional needs

Join Facing History Chicago and fellow educators as we reconnect with one another and prepare for the start of a new school year. Together we will explore flexible resources designed to help you get to know your students as individuals, and to foster the process of creating an open, supportive, and reflective classroom community. 

In addition, we will model pedagogical strategies to support effective learning across content areas and meaningful engagement with contemporary issues and current events, in particular how to prepare to teach inclusive history. 

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

Cost: There is a non-refundable $25 registration fee due once your application has been accepted. The $300 fee for this seminar has been waived thanks to generous funding from Facing History and Ourselves donors and partner organizations.

This event will be hosted in-person at the Erickson Institute.
Address: 451 N La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60654

Certificate of Completion

This event qualifies for ISBE (Illinois).

Up to 5 clock hours (CPDU's) for Illinois-certified educators will be offered for full participation.

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