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Professional Learning

Teaching the History of Disability and Building Inclusive Learning Communities

An educator panel about teaching the history of disability and creating the processes and practices essential to building inclusive communities.  



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About this event:

Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.


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.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants can download a certificate of completion for one PD credit hour. Certificates may be submitted for school's or district's approval. Requirements for professional development hours vary by state. It is the participant's responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their school, organization, and/or state.

Civics & Citizenship History Social Studies
Democracy & Civic Engagement Human & Civil Rights
Social-Emotional Learning

This panel was part of a series of events connected with Facing History & Ourselves’ Partner Schools Network and our All Community Read of Judith Heumann’s memoir, Being Heumann and its companion young adult adaptation, Rolling Warrior.

In this educator panel, two Partner School educators from Gann Academy, Yoni Kadden and Alex Green, spoke about their high school course on the history of disability and ableism in America and the project-based curriculum that culminated in students creating a nationally recognized public museum exhibit on the history of disability. We also heard from Jennifer Saber, a classroom educator in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Education Inclusion Coordinator at Shutaf Inclusion Programs, and the key developer of Shutaf Inclusion Guide, a powerful and accessible compilation of training videos and resources for educators.

Webinar participants received links pertaining to both the Gann Academy project on the history of disability and ableism in America and the Shutaf Inclusion Guide.


Alex Green

Yoni Kadden

Jennifer Saber


David Rhodes

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