Join Us Online for Your Summer Professional Development
This summer Facing History and Ourselves is offering an array of virtual professional development sessions including a mix of both real-time and self-paced online offerings. Registration is now open for all of our summer offerings.
Who Should Attend?
Our summer offerings are open to educators looking to use or integrate Facing History materials and approaches in your classroom or school. We have seminars and courses designed to help you implement specific units into your curriculum, as well as workshops designed for educators and educational design teams looking to adopt more equitable and inclusive practices.
Costs vary depending on the program. Click the event listings below to get detailed information.
Online Seminars & Workshops
Each of our seminar or workshop offerings 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.
Sessions range from 2-day to 4-day commitments and will take place between Monday and Thursday over one calendar week. We estimate a time commitment of up to four to five hours a day for synchronous and asynchronous sessions, with most live sessions taking place between 11 AM - 4 PM EST. The timing of each live session is subject to vary across offerings. A detailed schedule will be provided one week before the seminar or workshop start date.
- Teaching for Equity and Justice seminar — June 29–30 (seminar full; registration is now closed)
- Teaching Coming of Age in a Complex World seminar — July 12–14 (seminar full; registration is now closed)
- Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior seminar — July 18–21
- US History: A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era seminar — July 25–28
- Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education workshop — August 2–3
Our six-week online Holocaust & Human Behavior and Teaching Reconstruction courses are primarily self-paced and asynchronous with facilitated online discussions and optional synchronous live learning sessions. We estimate these courses are a commitment of 3 to 4 hours per week for six weeks.
Our self-paced online workshops are entirely self-guided and self-paced. Each workshop features five distinct learning modules which take about an hour to complete.
- Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior — July 7–August 17
- A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era — July 7–August 17
- Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement — self-paced
- Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior — self-paced
Our dynamic series of keynote webinars are cost-free and open to all who want to participate. They feature educational leaders, scholars, and historians from across a spectrum of disciplines and areas of expertise.
- From Surviving to Thriving: Creating Equitable Environments Through Emotional Intelligence and Culturally Relevant Practices — June 29
- Exploring ELA Text Selection with Julia Torres — July 13
- Perpetrator Behavior in Nazi Germany: A Conversation with Dr. Edward Westermann — July 19
- Make Good the Promises of Reconstruction: A Conversation and Virtual Exhibition Tour with Candra Flanagan — July 27
- Teaching Reconstruction: A Conversation with Dr. Kidada Williams — July 28
- Starting the School Year With Connection and Community — August 3
After Participants Attend
- You will receive a Certificate of Completion: Awarded upon successful completion of the session you registered for. Number of creditable PD hours varies per offering. It is the educator's responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their state.
- 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.
- 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.