Using Facing History to Cultivate Communities of Care in Your School | Facing History & Ourselves
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Professional Learning

Using Facing History to Cultivate Communities of Care in Your School

This workshop has been postponed, please check for new dates this Summer or email [email protected]. Designed to support school leaders working to improve school culture, deepen academic engagement, and build schools where every student and every teacher feel that they belong.

March 05, 2024 - March 07, 2024

Virtual

Applications Closed
Cost:  $200.00

About this event:

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.

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 ISBE (Illinois).

Professional Development Hours will be provided by the DuPage County Regional Office of Education

Advisory
Culture & Identity
Learning for School Leaders

After this workshop school leaders will have developed their capacity to:

  1. Deepen a Sense of Purpose: Educators will deepen their sense of purpose and their appreciation of the role of education in democratic and just societies.

  2. Nurture Relationships: Educators will understand that building positive, identity-affirming relationships with fellow educators, staff, and students is foundational to learning.

  3. Center Students: Leaders will learn approaches to creating student-centered classes that are relevant, reflective, and affirming.

  4. Embrace Continuous Learning: Educators will understand that the practice of good teaching involves lifelong learning and will feel empowered to create and sustain a culture of personal and professional growth in schools.

Join Facing History & Ourselves for a series of three-2 hour workshops to learn more about how the principles behind Facing History’s programs and our approach to SEL, equity, and civic education can help you meet your goals and transform your school. We will explore flexible resources designed to help you get to know your staff and students as individuals, and to foster the process of creating an open, supportive, and reflective classroom community. This learning experience will offer resources and strategies designed to support educational leaders working to improve school culture, deepen academic engagement, and build schools where every student and every teacher feel that they belong.

Session dates: 

  1. March 5th, 2024 4:00pm - 6:00pm CT
  2. March 6th, 2024 4:00pm - 6:00pm CT
  3. March 7th, 2024 4:00pm - 6:00pm CT
     

During this workshop school leaders will: 

  1. Create an agenda for leading conversations with their faculty or other group at their individual schools that focus on the importance of building relationships and creating safe and inclusive classrooms and schools
  2. Experience and learn how to apply strategies for staff meetings that can be applied by teachers in their classrooms as well. These will include: contracting, identity charts, whole group discussions, and exploring choice making in history to connect to today.
  3. Understand how a focus on identity, choice making and student voice and engagement contributes to safe and inclusive school communities
  4. Design an adult learning session that roots critical, challenging conversations in safe, brave, reflective learning spaces, and which also lead to more equitable practices and greater student outcomes as a result.

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