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

February

  • 25
    Educator Workshop: Grappling with Stories of Violence
    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.

    Educator Workshop: Grappling with Stories of Violence from Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

    Learn how to help your students grapple with stories of violence in the classroom. This workshop will prepare educators to create a safe and reflective place for your students to process and understand the difficult—and often violent—history of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools.
    2.25.18
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto
    Room 312E, 3rd floor
    2 Sussex Avenue
    Toronto, ON M5S 1J5
  • 26
    The Nanjing Atrocities: 80 Years Later
    Workshop
    South Africa

    The Nanjing Atrocities: 80 Years Later

    This workshop introduces Facing History's new resource, The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War, which details the events unfolding in China and Japan in the years leading up to World War II in East Asia, and the Japanese occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937.
    Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre
    1 Duncombe Rd, Forest Town
    2193 Johannesburg
    2.26.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 27
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    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.

    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.

     

    2.27.18
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Cuyahoga Community College, East Campus
    The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center
    4250 Richmond Rd
    44122 Highland Hills

March

  • 3
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    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.

    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. We will explore the NEWLY REVISED guide (available in print and as a PDF) with a focus on how to use its many resources: maps, teaching strategies, as well as additional supplementary readings. 

    Participants should have read and be familiar with Night before the workshop.

     

    3.3.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    San Lorenzo High School
    50 E Lewelling Blvd
    San Lorenzo, CA 94580
  • 6
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    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.

    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night

    This workshop is at capacity. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist please apply to register.

    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.

    CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

    3.6.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Metropolitan College of New York
    60 West Street
    New York, NY 10006
  • 6
    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.
    3.6.18
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Montclair State University
    1 Normal Ave
    Montclair, NJ 07043
  • 7
    The Nanjing Atrocities: 80 Years Later
    Workshop
    South Africa

    The Nanjing Atrocities: 80 Years Later

    This workshop introduces Facing History's new resource, The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War, which details the events unfolding in China and Japan in the years leading up to World War II in East Asia, and the Japanese occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937.
    Cape Town Holocaust Centre
    88 Hatfield Street
    8001 Cape Town
    3.7.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 7
    Effective Discussion Strategies
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $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.

    Effective Discussion Strategies from Facing History

    Join us for a professional development session that will help you develop discussion techniques and craft quality questions to increase student participation. We will model discussion strategies that promote equity of voice, challenge students cognitively, and ask them to engage one another by both listening and responding to their peers when discussing complex topics.

     

    3.7.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • 8
    Choices in Little Rock
    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.

    Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    This workshop explores the desegregation of Central High School in 1957, a defining moment in the American civil rights movement.

     

    3.8.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Brookline Health Department
    11 Pierce Street
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 12
    The Nanjing Atrocities: 80 Years Later
    Workshop
    South Africa

    The Nanjing Atrocities: 80 Years Later

    This workshop introduces Facing History's new resource, The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War, which details the events unfolding in China and Japan in the years leading up to World War II in East Asia, and the Japanese occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937.
    Durban Holocaust Centre
    44 K. E. Masinga (Old Fort) Road
    4001 Durban
    3.12.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 13
    Close Reading, Speaking & Listening
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Strengthening Interdisciplinary Learning: Close Reading, Speaking, Listening

    In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Facing History and Ourselves presents two one-day workshops to prepare students for college, career, and civic life by building literacy skills needed for effective civic engagement in the 21st century as described in the newly updated California History-Social Science Framework.

    Los Angeles County Office of Education
    9300 Imperial Highway
    Room 281
    Downey, CA 90242
    3.13.18
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 14
    Writing Strategies
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Strengthening Interdisciplinary Literacy Skills through Writing Strategies

    In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Facing History and Ourselves presents two one-day workshops to prepare students for college, career, and civic life by building literacy skills needed for effective civic engagement in the 21st century as described in the newly updated California History-Social Science Framework.
    Los Angeles County Office of Education
    9300 Imperial Highway
    Room 281
    Downey, CA 90242
    3.14.18
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 17
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    Workshop
    Colorado
    $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.

    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.
    3.17.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    University of Northern Colorado
    501 20th St
    Greeley, CO 80631
  • 19
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    New York
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This two-day workshop introduces educators to Facing History's new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    3.19.18 - 3.20.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Metropolitan College
    60 West Street
    New York, NY 10006
  • 20
    Memphis 1968
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $110.00

    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.

    King's Legacy 50 Years Later: Memphis 1968

    As the 50th anniversary of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination approaches, his life and legacy are as relevant as ever. What can be learned from exploring the events that brought King to Memphis in the spring of 1968? 
    3.20.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602

April

  • 5
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.

    4.5.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    First Parish Church Brookline
    382 Walnut Street
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 10
    Change Makers and Upstanders
    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.

    Changemakers and Upstanders: Striving for Social Justice in our Times

    Social justice requires a understanding of history and its legacies. Those legacies shape our response to injustice today. Join us and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics as we explore ways to deepen our understanding of civic action for ourselves and our students.

    Join us for a day of workshops and conversations with Professor Danielle Allen a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought and Dr. Terrence James Roberts who was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

    4.10.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Gutman Library Harvard University
    6 Appian Way
    Cambridge, MA 02138
  • 10
    Safe and ​I​nclusive ​S​paces for LGBTQ ​St​udents
    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.

    Safe and ​I​nclusive ​S​paces for LGBTQ ​St​udents

    Join Facing History for a series of workshops throughout the school year that provide classroom strategies and resources educators can use to help students recognize that their choices can contribute to a thriving democracy.  

     

    4.10.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Urban Community School
    The Gathering Space
    4909 Lorain Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44102
  • 10
    Refugees Past and Present: Like Water on Stone
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Refugees Past and Present: Like Water on Stone with Dana Walrath

    Join us at The Last Bookstore for a book reading and conversation with Dana Walrath, the Armenian-American author of the award-winning verse novel, Like Water on Stone.
    The Last Bookstore
    453 S Spring St
    Los Angeles, CA 90013
    4.10.18
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 24
    Creating and Implementing Meaningful Advisories
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $20.00

    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.

    Creating and Implementing Meaningful Advisories

    In this workshop, participants will learn about many of the Facing History resources on themes of identity, membership, community, and Choosing to Participate that can be used to develop an advisory program that meets the needs of their school community.
    4.24.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Magnificat High School
    20770 Hilliard Blvd
    44116 Rocky River

May

  • 12
    Middle School Educator Symposium
    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.

    Breaking Isolation: A Middle School Educator Symposium

    If you are a middle school educator passionate about social justice, critical thinking, and community building, we invite you to attend Facing History’s Middle School Teacher Symposium on May 12th. This is a great way for those curious about how to use Facing History at the middle school level—whether it is in an English, history, or advisory class— to learn firsthand about specific content and teaching strategies that meet the developmental and academic needs of pre teens.

    Keynote speaker Sonia Nazario - An award-winning journalist most famous for her book Enrique's Journey

    5.12.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Oakstop
    1721 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94612

July

  • 9
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

    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 U.S. History: From Segregation to Civil Rights

    In this seminar, we will consider how ideas of race and racism developed during the years of Jim Crow segregation and the Progressive Era.
    7.9.18 - 7.13.18
    8:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Announcement Coming Soon!
    MA

August

  • 2
    Integrating LGBTQ Voices into the Humanities
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $110.00

    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 for Safe and Inclusive Classrooms: Integrating LGBTQ Voices into the Humanities

    In this interactive workshop, we will focus on Facing History and Ourselves’ core themes of identity and membership and share best practices for integrating LGBTQ topics into classroom curriculum. We will explore connections between stereotypes, fear, and homophobia and model strategies for creating classroom environments that respect students’ unique identities and help foster equity of voice.

    8.2.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Weinberg/Newton Gallery
    300 W Superior #203
    Chicago, IL 60654

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