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.
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).
Up to 4 clock hours (CPDU's) for Illinois-certified educators will be offered for full participation.
Civics & Citizenship
English & Language Arts
Consider the values and concerns that inform back-to-school planning
Explore Facing History and Ourselves’ back-to-school resources, including the Back to School Toolkit
Share strategies, activities, and ideas for supporting student social-emotional needs
This workshop is full, applications are now closed.
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.
This event will be hosted in person at Latham & Watkins.
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