Join Us Online for Your Summer Professional Development

As part of our response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Facing History and Ourselves will offer facilitated online seminars this summer for educators looking to develop and implement our curriculum and methodology with their students.

What To Expect From Our Online Seminars

During the summer of 2020 Facing History and Ourselves will offer professional development seminars online on topics including: the Holocaust, the Reconstruction Era, Civics, and Teaching for Equity and Justice. Each offering is a real-time, interactive online classroom that incorporates our methodology.

You will experience what our approach looks and feels like and connect with educators across the globe in whole and small group sessions facilitated by Facing History experts.

Who Should Attend?

Seminars are open to any educator who is looking to use or integrate a Facing History unit in their curriculum, and will be particularly relevant to 6th–12th grade US history, humanities, and English language arts teachers and curriculum specialists. Each summer seminar will take place between Monday and Thursday over one calendar week.

We estimate a time commitment of up to four hours a day for synchronous and asynchronous sessions, with live sessions taking place between 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST, but timing of each live session is subject to vary across offerings. A detailed schedule will be provided three weeks before the seminar start date.

To successfully create a purposeful learning opportunity, we''ll ask for your participation in all seminar activities. At the same time, we understand that life is challenging right now, and all of us are juggling work and home commitments. We look forward to being in community together, and know that the more often we gather, the richer the experience will be.

When applicable, each cohort will be invited to a regional virtual meeting with a local Facing History coach during or after the experience. Districts can purchase additional coaching time with a Facing History expert for their educators.

Cost: Registration fee is $50.

After Participants Attend a Seminar:

  1. You will receive a Certificate of Completion: Awarded upon successful completion of the seminar for 16 professional development hours. If you are an educator based in New York, after taking this seminar you are eligible for CTLE hours. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

  2. We offer continuing coaching and support—from our Program Associates, who can answer questions, problem solve, and help you plan your unit; through our extensive online resource library; and at follow-up webinars and other events.

  3. Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia.

Register for an Upcoming Seminar

2020

June

  • 22
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    U.S. History: A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? Join us as we examine this significant period in US history and learn to teach about the Reconstruction era using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.

    June 22, 2020 - June 25, 2020
    Online

July

  • 13
    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s world, questions of how to build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Using Facing History’s approach to study the Holocaust, and the fragile democracy that gave rise to the Nazi party, will enable students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in civic engagement, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and empathy — all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This online seminar features Facing History’s resource Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for 6-12th grade world history, U.S. history, humanities, or English language arts educators.

    July 13, 2020 - July 16, 2020
    Online
  • 20
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Teaching for Equity and Justice: An Online Equity Summit

    Educators today have a tremendous responsibility: teaching students content, cultivating social-emotional skills, and preparing informed and active global citizens to create a more equitable and inclusive society. Through interactive and critically conscious pedagogy, join us as we examine the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide you with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    July 20, 2020 - July 23, 2020
    Online
  • 27
    Teaching Civics: Identity, History, and Action
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Teaching Civics: Identity, History, and Action

    Join Facing History and Ourselves to explore our interdisciplinary approach to civic education. We will learn how to nurture reflective, student-centered classrooms that value student identities and model democratic principles of inclusion, civility and the common good.

    July 27, 2020 - July 30, 2020
    Online
  • 27
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    U.S. History: A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? Join us as we examine this significant period in US history and learn to teach about the Reconstruction era using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.

    July 27, 2020 - July 30, 2020
    Online

To learn more about coaching and support opportunities available for your district or region, contact [email protected]

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