April 13, 2023 | 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm EDT
About this event:
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.
Review Facing History and Ourselves’ approach to teaching difficult content through our Scope & Sequence
Explore what to include and what to avoid when teaching difficult histories
Model and share strategies to scaffold and support students and ourselves after difficult content
Discuss ideas that inform educator preparation and mindsets that can be generally applied
How do we prepare classroom spaces for courageous and difficult content such as Holocaust survivor testimony, or other testimonies from survivors of trauma? Join us for a free educator workshop where we will explore how we structure learning and prepare ourselves and the students we teach to move safely in and safely out of difficult histories to ensure that learning is effective, meaningful and trauma-aware.
This workshop will better equip educators who want to dig deeper with their students and are looking for ready-to-use approaches and resources to lead their students through a learning journey that is both thought-provoking and safe.
In this session we we will:
- Review Facing History and Ourselves’ approach to teaching difficult content through our Scope & Sequence
- Explore what to include and what to avoid when sharing Holocaust testimony or other difficult testimonies
- Model and share strategies to scaffold and support students and ourselves after testimony sharing
- Discuss ideas that inform educator preparation and mindsets that can be generally applied
This is the fourth workshop in the Facing History Foundations Series, which intends to invite interaction with Facing History and Ourselves’ Holocaust and Human Behaviour resource and small group educator conversations. Through sharing practices and dialogue, each workshop will hone specific teaching topics and practices, and prepare participants to engage students more effectively with the Holocaust or other histories of identity-based violence.
The prior sessions introduced ways to discuss identity in the classroom, teach about the long history of antisemitism leading to the Holocaust and foster students’ capacity to examine the choices and events leading up to the Holocaust through a critical and ethical lens.
Who should attend this webinar:
- This online workshop is intended for middle and secondary school teachers who are interested in learning Facing History’s transformative approach to creating a brave, courageous and reflective classroom space.
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