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Teaching for Equity and Justice Workshop

Registration is now closed. The Teaching for Equity and Justice workshop will take place again on April 16 to 17, 2024.

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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 Certificate of Completion.

Awarded upon successful completion of the workshop for 9 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 9 CTLE hours. If you are an educator based in Illinois, after taking this course you are eligible for up to 9 clock hours. If you are an educator based in Massachusetts, after taking this course you are eligible for up to 9 PDP hours. Please contact [email protected] to learn more about CTLE hours, clock hours, or PDP hours.

Culture & Identity Equity & Inclusion Racism
Equity Education

Key Points

  1. Registration is now closed. Register for the Teaching for Equity and Justice workshop being offered on April 16 to 17, 2024. 

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: There is a non-refundable $25 registration fee due once your application has been accepted. The event fee for this institute has been waived thanks to generous funding from Facing History and Ourselves donors and partner organizations.

Duration: 2 days

Workshop Schedule: 

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 (support[at]facinghistory[dot]org). If possible, requests should be made at least two weeks in advance. Please note: we will make every effort to secure services, but all are subject to availability.

Certificate of Completion: Awarded upon successful completion of the workshop, for 9 professional development hours.

Thank you to LexisNexis Risk Solutions for helping to fund this online workshop.

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