This self-paced online workshop is an introduction to Facing History’s approach to teaching with current events. It is designed to encourage reflection on your current teaching practices (Starting with Yourself), emphasize the pedagogical importance of teaching with current events (Building Your Classroom Community), and introduce new tools and strategies to organize classroom discussions on current events (Applying Teaching Strategies). The workshop is structured as a learning experience in which you engage with the materials you need most.
In this self-paced workshop, you will:
- Engage in self-reflection about your identity and teaching practice
- Explore ways to incorporate current events into your teaching routine
- Learn tools and strategies for organizing classroom discussion around divisive or emotionally challenging current events
- Starting with Yourself
- Building your Classroom Community
- Applying Teaching Strategies
Workshop At-a-Glance Details
Who should take this self-paced workshop:
This workshop is designed for 6th through 12th grade world history, U.S. history, humanities, or English language arts teachers and curriculum specialists.
We estimate that it will take about two hours to complete each of the three content modules. The modules are designed to be self-guided, and you can work at your own pace through the workshop.
Free. The registration and event fees for this online workshop have been waived, thanks to generous funding from Facing History and Ourselves donors and partner organizations.
Facing History is committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive educational environment for educators of all abilities. If you have an accessibility need, please contact us at support [at] facinghistory.org (support[at]facinghistory[dot]org).
After registering, you will receive an email with self-enrollment instructions to access the workshop on the Facing History Canvas site. Check your spam folder if you don’t receive the email with self-enrollment instructions within 15 minutes after registering. Once you log in, you will have access to the workshop for three months.
Certificate of Completion
Awarded upon successful completion of the workshop for up to seven professional development hours. Requirements for professional development hours vary by state. It is the educator’s responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their state.
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