Upcoming Workshops, Courses & Seminars

Upcoming Workshops

Our workshops are offered both in-person and online. In-person workshops last anywhere from 2 hours to 1-3 days, whereas online workshops typically last 3-5 days. Pricing can vary from workshop to workshop, with some events being free and others requiring registration fees. Look for these details within individual event listings.

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

2018

October

  • 23
    Empowering Student Voice and Agency
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $50.00

    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.

    Empowering Student Voice and Agency

    By exploring the choices made by individuals and groups, we will explore why many Americans risked their lives to earn and protect the right to vote. We will also address other ways that students can use their voice and agency to create positive change in their schools and communities.
    10.23.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    ACLU of Ohio
    4506 Chester Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44103
  • 24
    Building Partnerships for Educational Excellence
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $30.00

    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.

    Facing the Future Series: Building Partnerships for Educational Excellence

    Are you a seasoned Facing History teacher interested in digging deeper into Facing History case studies while also expanding your professional network? Join us for a three-part workshop series that is focused on doing just this.
    10.24.18
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Kean University
    1000 Morris Ave.
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 24
    Kristallnacht: 80 Years Later
    Workshop
    Ontario
    10.00 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.

    What Survivor Testimony and Primary accounts Reveal about Kristallnacht

    Join us as we explore multiple sources to uncover what happened on the night of Kristallnacht 80 years ago and the ways in which individuals, communities, and the world responded to the terror and violence.  This workshop will feature primary source texts, scholar videos, and Holocaust survivor Gerda Frieberg’s testimony.
    10.24.18
    4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Don Mills Collegiate Institute
    15 The Donway East
    Room 126
    North York, ON M3C 1X6

November

  • 7
    The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today
    Workshop
    New York

    Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today

    This session will use excerpts of the Bintel Brief to raise universal questions about integration, assimilation, and acculturation, themes as timely now as they were when it was written.

     

    Ramaz Middle School
    60 East 78 Street
    New York, NY 10075
    11.7.18
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 8
    Race and Membership
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $100.00

    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.

    Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

    Using Facing History’s resource book Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this workshop will explore how Americans defined citizenship and membership in the early part of the 20th century and the echoes and legacies of this movement today.

     

    11.8.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Ursuline College
    Daley Hall
    2550 Lander Rd
    Pepper Pike, OH 44124
  • 9
    Facing Today Forum: What Makes Democracy Work?
    Workshop
    New York
    $10.00

    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.

    Facing Today Forum: What Makes Democracy Work?

    Join us for a conference at Hunter College that will explore questions of the fragility, and promise, of democracy and how students can engage in this process.
    11.9.18
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Hunter College School of Education
    904 Lexington Ave
    New York, NY 10065
  • 19
    Facing History and the New Global History Regents Exam
    Workshop
    New York
    $15.00

    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.

    Primary Source Documents, Enduring Issues and the Global History Regents Exam

    Learn how to prepare students to use primary sources for the new Global History Regents exam.
    11.19.18
    4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves- New York
    150 Broadway
    Suite 2100
    New York, NY 10038

December

  • 5
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $125.00

    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.

    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night

    This workshop prepares teachers to interweave a literary analysis of Elie Wiesel’s powerful and poignant memoir with an exploration of the relevant historical context underlying Wiesel’s experience.
    12.5.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    IHRDC Clarendon Room Training Center
    535 Boylston St, 11th Floor
    Boston, MA 02116
  • 6
    Teaching The 57 Bus
    Workshop
    California-Northern
    $10.00

    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.

    An Evening with The 57 Bus Author Dashka Slater

    Join Facing History and award-winning journalist Dashka Slater, author of the YA nonfiction book The 57 Bus, for an evening discussion.

     

    12.6.18
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Berkeley High School
    1980 Allston Way
    Berkeley, CA 94704
  • 7
    Literature that Engages Students in Identity and Choices
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $100.00

    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.

    Literature that Engages Students in Identity and Choices

    Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Join us as we explore ways to use literature to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices, and reflecting on the impact of history on individuals.
    12.7.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Case Western Reserve University
    Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence
    11038 Bellflower Road, Suite 280
    Cleveland, OH 44106
  • 11
    Teaching Memoir: Red Scarf Girl
    Workshop
    New York
    $25.00

    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.

    Teaching Memoir: Red Scarf Girl and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

    What are different reasons people join revolutions and movements for social change? How do memoirs help us to examine the relationship between identity, society, and history?

     

    12.11.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The China Institute
    40 Rector St
    2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10006
2019

January

  • 15
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $250.00

    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.

    Democracy at Risk: 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. 

     

    1.15.19 - 1.16.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Babson Executive Conference Center
    One Snyder Drive
    Babson Park (Wellesley), MA 02457
  • 16
    Teaching a Facing History Elective Class
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $50.00

    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.

    Teaching a Facing History Elective Class

    A Facing History elective class  creates a space for students to delve deeply into facing history’s case studies and explore choices in historical moments. Students in Facing History and Ourselves elective classes engage in constructive dialogue to foster understanding and that students can understand their role in a democratic society today.   

    1.16.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Urban Community School
    4909 Lorain Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44102
  • 17
    The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today
    Workshop
    Tennessee

    Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today

    This session will use excerpts of the Bintel Brief to raise universal questions about integration, assimilation, and acculturation, themes as timely now as they were when it was written.

     

    TBD
    Memphis, TN
    1.17.19
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 23
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $220.00

    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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This workshop introduces educators to Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.

    1.23.19 - 1.24.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    IL
  • 29
    Teaching Current Events
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $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.

    Navigating Critical Conversations: Teaching with Current Events

    This workshop will focus on Facing History’s approach to bringing current events into the classroom.

    1.29.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    TBD
    Chicago, IL
  • 31
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $25.00

    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.

    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    The shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that followed became a flashpoint for the discussion about race, policing, and justice. Using the information aftermath of Ferguson and a new unit co-created by Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project, this workshop will examine how implicit biases shape our understanding of the world, and how news literacy skills and concepts can help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and become effective civic participants in today’s complex information landscape.
    1.31.19
    9:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Princeton University
    Lewis Library
    Princeton, NJ 08544

February

  • 6
    Teaching Holocaust Literature
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $220.00

    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.

    Teaching Holocaust Through Literature in Middle and High School

    We will examine ways to integrate primary source documents with different Holocaust memoirs appropriate for both middle and high school as we dig into fundamental questions of human behavior.

     

    2.6.19 - 2.7.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    Chicago, IL
  • 27
    Implementing Restorative Practices
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $50.00

    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.

    Implementing Restorative Practices

    This workshop will explore ways to implement restorative practices and integrate these with Facing History pedagogy and your school community’s inclusive school culture.

     

    2.27.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    St. Martin de Porres
    6202 St Clair Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44103

Upcoming Courses and Seminars

Our courses and seminars provide deep engagement with Facing History content, pedagogy, and teaching strategies. Seminars are in-person and provide an opportunity to engage with peers and Facing History staff. Upon completion, participants receive access to the lending library, as well as access to a Facing History Program Associate for coaching and support.

2018

October

  • 25
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators, Jewish Settings
    Online Course
    Online
    $50.00

    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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Settings

    In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy. This online course features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators in a Jewish setting.

    10.25.18 - 12.5.18
    Online

November

  • 1
    Stolen Lives Online Course
    Online Course
    Online
    50.00 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.

    Stolen Lives: Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools

    In this online course, we will explore the history of Canada’s Indian 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.
    11.1.18 - 12.6.18
    Online
  • 26
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    11.26.18 - 11.27.18
    10:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • 26
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    11.26.18 - 11.27.18
    10:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • 28
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    11.28.18 - 11.29.18
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 28
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    11.28.18 - 11.29.18
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
2019

January

  • 17
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course, Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird, which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.
    1.17.19 - 2.20.19
    Online
  • 17
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy.
    1.17.19 - 2.20.19
    Online

February

  • 11
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text. 
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    2.11.19 - 2.12.19
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 11
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text. 
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    2.11.19 - 2.12.19
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

March

  • 7
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This interactive online course for middle- and high-school teachers explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. It includes Facing History’s free teaching resource: The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy.
    3.7.19 - 4.10.19
    Online
  • 26
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.19 - 3.27.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 26
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.19 - 3.27.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

April

  • 16
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    4.16.19 - 4.17.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 16
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    4.16.19 - 4.17.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

June

  • 17
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    6.17.19 - 6.18.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 17
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    6.17.19 - 6.18.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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