Upcoming Workshops, Courses & Seminars

Our workshops, courses and seminars provide deep engagement with Facing History content, pedagogy, and teaching strategies. Throughout the year we have online and self-paced opportunities as well as in-person events that provide an opportunity to engage with peers and Facing History staff. We also offer webinars, providing a great way to try us out and get introduced to a theme, practice, or particular historical moment.

Pricing can vary from event to event, with some events being free and others requiring registration fees. Look for these details within individual event listings.

Sign up for professional development today to get introduced to new content and teaching strategies, and to engage with other educators and Facing History staff.

2021

September

  • 28
    Explorations Workshop: Introducing Facing History
    Online
    Workshop
    $0.00

    This two-day workshop takes place on Zoom.
    September 28—29, 2021
    2 pm – 7 pm (ET)
    1 pm – 6 pm (CT)
    12 pm – 5 pm (MT)
    11 am – 4 pm (PT)

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    This two-day online introductory “Explorations” workshop is designed for schools and districts interested in learning more about how Facing History can support them in achieving their goals. It introduces Facing History’s programs and approach to social-emotional learning (SEL), equity, and civic education, exploring how understanding ourselves, understanding students, understanding history, and understanding learning can empower educators as change agents.

    September 28, 2021 - September 29, 2021
    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 30
    Teaching the Residential Schools
    Online
    Online Course
    150.00 CAD

    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 the History and Legacies of Canada’s Residential Schools

    In this online course, we will explore the history of Canada’s Residential Schools through primary source texts and survivors’ personal testimonies to better understand the devastating history and long-lasting impact on former students, their families, and entire Indigenous communities.

    September 30, 2021 - November 10, 2021

October

  • 5
    Exploring Current Events in Jewish Settings
    Online
    Workshop

    October 5, 7-8pm ET
    October 12, 7-8pm ET

    Tools for Exploring Current Events: Workshop Series for Educators in Jewish Settings

    Engaging students with current events is a crucial part of their development as informed and humane citizens in a democracy. It can also pose challenges. The news cycle moves quickly, stories are complex, and the issues can spark strong emotions.  How can we prepare students to have reflective and respectful discussion of current events, especially those that may be controversial or divisive? How can we use these discussions as a means to develop students' capacity to be aware of bias and injustice, to make meaningful connections to their own communities and relationships, and to begin to feel their own agency and voice?
    Online
    October 5, 2021 - October 12, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 6
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    October 6-7, 2021
    10:30 am – 3:30 pm (ET)
    9:30 am – 2:30 pm (CT)
    8:30 am – 1:30 pm (MT)
    7:30 am – 12:30 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    October 6, 2021 - October 7, 2021
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Online
  • 14
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This course features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators.

    Online
    October 14, 2021 - November 24, 2021
  • 19
    Learning Lessons from Empire
    Online
    Workshop

    Reexamining History: How can we engage with the stories we're told?

    In this session, we will explore the impact of stories we hear, focusing on those centred around the UK's colonial past, and will reflect on the lessons we can learn from critically reexamining this history.

    This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

    Online
    October 19, 2021
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 20
    Brooklyn Resists: Education as Activism
    New York
    Workshop
    4:00-5:30 PM ET
    3:00-4:30 PM CT
    2:00-3:30 PM MT
    1:00-2:30 PM PT

    Brooklyn Resists: Education as Activism

    Join Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History and Facing History and Ourselves for Brooklyn Resists: A History of Abolition and Protest in Brooklyn where historian Brian Purnell will explore how education spurred action throughout Brooklyn’s history. Then, Facing History and Ourselves will lead a discussion on how educators today can create inclusive classrooms that elevate marginalized voices and question dominant narratives.

    This event is for teachers in the New York City area.

    Online
    October 20, 2021
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 25
    CPS: The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy
    Illinois
    Online Workshop
    $0.00

    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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy for Chicago Public Schools

    This workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. Registration is limited to high school US History teachers from Chicago Public Schools.

    October 25, 2021 - October 26, 2021
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Online

November

  • 1
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    November 1–2, 2021
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (ET)
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm (CT)
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm (MT)
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    November 1, 2021 - November 2, 2021
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online
  • 3
    Discussing Race in the Classroom
    Online
    Workshop

    Discussing Race in the Classroom

    Join us for a session in which we explore how to support your students engaging with the topic of race in a safe and constructive way.

    This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

    Online
    November 3, 2021
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2022

January

  • 12
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    January 12–13, 2022
    2:00 pm – 7:00 pm (ET)
    1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (CT)
    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (MT)
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    January 12, 2022 - January 13, 2022
    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Online

March

  • 3
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    March 3–4, 2022
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (ET)
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm (CT)
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm (MT)
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    March 3, 2022 - March 4, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online

April

  • 11
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    April 11–12, 2022
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (ET)
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm (CT)
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm (MT)
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    April 11, 2022 - April 12, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online

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