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 and 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 two-day online workshop, 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.
In this online workshop, 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 two days, this workshop offers a real-time, interactive online classroom where participants will connect in facilitated whole- and small-group sessions.
Workshop At-a-Glance Details
Who should take this workshop: Middle school and high school teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, social workers, school leaders, and school teams.
Cost: Free. The registration fee and event fee for this online course have been waived thanks to generous funding from Facing History and Ourselves donors and partner organizations.
Duration: 2 days
Wednesday, April 19, 2023: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET (see in your time zone)
Thursday April 20, 2023: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET (see in your time zone)
Time Commitment: Approximately 4.5 hours per day (plus some breaks)
Workshop Format: Facilitated Zoom meetings with workshop 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.
Certificate of Completion: Awarded upon successful completion of the workshop, for 9 professional development hours.
Thank you to the Allstate Foundation for helping to fund this online workshop.