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.
You will be eligible to receive two-hours of professional development credit for participation. Check with your school district in advance of the workshop to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.
Civics & Citizenship
English & Language Arts
Culture & Identity
Together we will:
Utilize Facing History’s resources and lessons on fostering identity and belonging
Learn visual storytelling tools and create a sample photo essay
Explore publishing opportunities through KQED’s Youth Media Challenges that can connect students to an audience beyond the classroom
Understanding identity is a key developmental task of adolescence that deepens their relationships with each other, breaks down stereotypes they may have of their peers, and nurtures a sense of community and belonging. It is important for educators to support adolescents’ exploration of who they are and how they fit into the world around them. How can educators support young people in sharing a powerful message, memory, story, value or life lesson about themselves or their community?
In this interactive virtual workshop, participants will explore Facing History’s classroom ready materials and KQED’s First Person Youth Media Challenge project. Educators will use project planning resources and web-based media creation tools to create a multimedia personal narrative and learn how students can publish their work on KQED’s Youth Media Showcase to share their stories beyond the classroom.
This workshop is most applicable for middle and high school educators. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
This event will be hosted online via Zoom. Captioning will be provided during this workshop. Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event. This event will not be recorded.
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.