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 CTLE (New York).
This event qualifies for CTLE (New York). Participants receive 2 CTLE hours for attending this event.
English & Language Arts
Culture & Identity
This in-person professional learning workshop will introduce educators to Facing History’s approach to teaching Coming of Age literature in secondary English Language Arts (ELA), which can be used to support common instructional formats: text sets, whole-class reads, and book clubs. We will explore our modular collection that invites students to explore the complexity of identity and develop a sense of agency as they reflect on what it means to grow up in the world today.
During the session, we will:
Introduce Facing History’s approach to the ELA classroom
Showcase our expansive new collection, Coming of Age in a Complex World
Share sample texts, essential questions, and student learning experiences that promote deeper learning about self and society
Explore how to use our Unit Planning Toolkit to craft effective curriculum for your own classroom
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.