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.

Our Summer Seminars Are Now Full

For other professional learning opportunities, we encourage you to check our Calendar page frequently for new upcoming events and our On-Demand Learning Center for many free on-demand webinars to watch at your convenience.

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 one week 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

There are no events scheduled at this time. Check back soon to see upcoming events.

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

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