Teaching for Equity and Justice Summer Institute | Facing History & Ourselves
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Teaching for Equity and Justice Summer Institute

Join us to gain deeper understanding of the legacy of educational inequity in the US and get tools to help you adopt more equitable teaching practices.

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Multi-Session

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.

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Instructor-Led

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.

Awarded upon successful completion of the seminar for 15 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. If you are an educator based in New York, after taking this course you are eligible for 15 CTLE hours. If you are an educator based in Illinois, after taking this course you are eligible for up to 15 clock hours. If you are an educator based in Massachusetts, after taking this course you are eligible for up to 15 PDP hours. Please contact [email protected] to learn more about CTLE hours, clock hours, or PDP hours.

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Key Points

  1. Registration will close on June 15, 2023.

Across the country, educators and administrators are acknowledging that schools themselves—both the practice of schooling and the outcomes students are achieving—are not equitable across lines of race and class. Facing History & Ourselves has designed a professional development model to help educators address these troubling and historically rooted disparities.

Our vision is to support educators and school leaders both individually and collectively as they move to more equitable practices that enable all students to find their voice and civic agency, become critical thinkers, and be fully engaged in their education. During this three-day online experience, educators will examine moments in the history of American education and its current legacies of inequity, gaining in the process the tools necessary to mitigate against these barriers to equity.

During this online institute, participants will:

  • Explore the history of race, schooling, and academic identity to better understand the root causes of present-day educational inequities.
  • Engage with contemporary scholarship and gain tools to address these historical legacies in your school context. 

Taking place over three days, this institute offers a real-time, interactive online classroom where participants will connect in facilitated whole- and small-group sessions.

Institute At-a-Glance Details

Who should take this institute: Middle school and high school teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, social workers, school leaders, and school teams.

Cost: We charge a non-refundable processing fee of $25 when your application has been accepted. The full event cost of the seminar has been covered by generous funding from Facing History & Ourselves donors and partner organizations.

Duration: 3 days

Schedule: Tuesday, June 27 – Thursday, June 29, 2023 

Time Commitment: Approximately 4.5 hours per day (plus some breaks). There is a pre-work module to complete before the institute that is approximately 2 hours long. 

Format: Facilitated Zoom meetings with session materials in Canvas.

Accessibility: 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).

Certificate of Completion: Awarded upon successful completion of the institute for 15 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. If you are an educator based in New York, after taking this course you are eligible for 15 CTLE hours. If you are an educator based in Illinois, after taking this course you are eligible for up to 15 clock hours. Please contact support [at] facinghistory.org (support[at]facinghistory[dot]org) to learn more about CTLE or clock hours. 

This institute is supported with generous funding from the Allstate Foundation, CSAA Insurance Group and LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

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