A teacher and two students in a library talking and looking at a paper and laptop
Professional Learning

Coming of Age: Student Perspectives on Reading, Writing, and Finding their Voice

Join Facing History, The New York Times Learning Network editor Katherine Schulten, and winners of the NYT student Coming of Age contest for a lively panel discussion.

April 27, 2023 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT


Cost:  Free
Sign Up or learn more about the benefits of signing up it's fast, easy, and free!

About this event:

Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.


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 Certificate of Completion.

At the conclusion of viewing the webinar, participants can download a Certificate of Completion for one hour of attendance. Certificates may be submitted for a school’s or district’s approval towards professional development credits. Requirements for professional development credits vary by state. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their school, organization, and/or state. 

English & Language Arts

In this online panel discussion, we’re joined by Katherine Schulten of The New York Times Learning Network and a group of students to explore questions about identity and belonging, discuss the power of storytelling during the process of coming of age, and provide resources for educators on deepening student voice in their classrooms. Drawing on the prompts and submissions made to the Learning Network’s “Coming of Age contest,” this lively conversation will center adolescent experiences of the last few years and help deepen educators’ understanding of how they can empower students to express their ideas, perspectives, and visions for the future. 

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-Demand.

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 or district in advance to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted for this event.


Katherine Schulten

Editor, The New York Times Learning Network

Katherine Schulten

Karen Scher

Senior Program Associate and English Arts Lead, Facing History and Ourselves

Photograph of Karen Scher