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.

2017

December

  • 13
    A New Vision for Teaching the Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $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 Vision for Teaching the Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This workshop features the 2017 edition of Facing History's groundbreaking resource book, Holocaust and Human Behavior, fully revised with new scholarship, primary documents, and rich illustrations. We will model the use of these interactive resources toward the creation of an engaging Holocaust and Human Behavior unit or course of study. 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.  

    Teachers new to Facing History and those who have previously taught Holocaust and Human Behavior will benefit from exploring this new resource with us.  

     

    12.13.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University
    1000 Morris Ave
    Nancy Thompson Library 2nd Fl
    Union, NJ 07083
2018

January

  • 6
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    New Mexico
    $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.

    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. This workshop features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school humanities, social studies, and English/language arts educators

    1.6.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Amy Biehl High School
    123 4th St SW
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
  • 11
    Planning Your Facing History Unit
    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.

    Planning Your Facing History Unit

    Please join us for a collaborative work session to plan your Facing History unit for second semester. You will have the opportunity to work with both Facing History staff members and fellow teachers.
    1.11.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • 12
    Facing History During a Turbulent Present
    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 History During a Turbulent Present

    Monuments. Nationalism. Immigration. Prejudice. Voting. Every day our students are bombarded with tragic headlines, contentious news coverage, and divisive rhetoric—and then they come to school. How do we prepare our students to actively engage with the world outside—and inside—the schoolhouse walls? Join us for this full-day forum to engage with fellow educators on how and when to bring important current events and issues into your classroom. Participants will choose from multiple workshop sessions that feature Facing History pedagogical strategies for fostering civil discourse in turbulent times. Forum will also include a keynote presentation and lunch.  

     

    1.12.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Hunter College School of Education
    904 Lexington Ave
    West Building
    New York, NY 10065
  • 18
    Chicago: The House We Live In
    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.

    Chicago: The House We Live In - A Facing History Look at Belonging in Our City

    Chicago's people and neighborhoods have a wide range of complex identities. This provides opportunities for engaging interaction, but can also lead to misunderstanding and conflict. How can we better understand the roles identity and belonging have played in Chicago's rich history, including the dynamics of "us" and "them"?

    1.18.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 18
    Whole School Reads
    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.

    Planning and Implementing Whole School Reads

    Learn the important elements of implementing a whole school read in your school. Join us to discuss how to choose books, set goals, plan activities and involve the entire school—both faculty and students—in your whole school read.

    This event is free for NEO School Network educators.

    $20 for non-network educators.     

     
    1.18.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    John Marshall High School of Information Technology
    3952 W 140th St
    44111 Cleveland
  • 19
    The Nanjing Atrocities: 80 Years Later
    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.

    The Nanjing Atrocities: 80 Years Later

    This workshop introduces our 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.

    CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

    1.19.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The China Institute
    40 Rector St
    New York, NY 10006
  • 20
    Memphis 1968
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $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.

    Memphis 1968

    Join us for a four-hour workshop that examines Memphis in 1968. Learn about the political, economic, and legal conditions that brought Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr to Memphis . Explore the challenges of poverty, unemployment, lack of education, and the strike of the sanitation workers that propelled Memphis to front of the Civil Rights Movement. We’ll use multimedia resources to explore the impact King had on civil and human rights in the United States and what work still needs to be done to realize his “dream.”

    1.20.18
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Clayborn Temple
    TN
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    California-Southern
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    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. This one-day workshop features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for History and English/Language Arts teachers, middle and high school.

    San Diego County Office Of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    Comm Labs 2-4
    San Diego, CA 92111
    1.24.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 26
    Reclaiming the Identity of Youth
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $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.

    Reclaiming the Identity of Youth Lost During the Holocaust

    How do we understand and honor children's lives taken during the Holocaust?

     

    1.26.18
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Ronald Reagan Library
    40 Presidential Dr
    Simi Valley, CA 93065

February

  • 1
    A New Conversation About "Race?"
    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 New Conversation About "Race?"

    How have ideas about “Race” defined the United States? How do notions of we and they still persist in our society and in our schools? Join us for a day of conversation featuring Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum as she revisits the question in her groundbreaking book “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" And Other Conversations About Race,. A revised 20th anniversary edition was released in September.

    2.1.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Emerson College - Bill Bordy Theater
    216 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116
  • 7
    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. This workshop features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature and humanities

    2.7.18 - 2.8.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline
    40 Webster Street
    Coolidge Corner Brookline, MA 02446
  • 7
    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 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

    2.7.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Metropolitan College of New York
    60 West Street
    New York, NY 10006
  • 13
    Why Reconstruction Matters: The Fragility of Democracy
    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.

    Why Reconstruction Matters: The Fragility of Democracy

    This workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    2.13.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Ursuline College
    2550 Lander Rd
    Pepper Pike, OH 44124
  • 13
    Teaching the Holocaust Through Literature
    Workshop
    Illinois

    Teaching the Holocaust Through Literature

    How can literature be a window into how an individual’s life circumstances shape his or her identity? How do tragedy and trauma influence an individual’s identity and choices? In this workshop we will explore how Elie Wiesel and author, Danny Cohen, explore these questions through the particular lens of Night and Train.

    Bernard Zell Anshe Emet
    3751 N Broadway Street 60613
    60613 Chicago
    2.13.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 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 - 4:00 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.

     

    3.3.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    TBD
    CA
  • 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
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 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

April

  • 5
    The Armenian Genocide and International Justice
    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 Armenian Genocide and International Justice

    This workshop examines the events leading up to the systematic murder of over one million Armenians in 1915, and the role of justice and judgment in the aftermath of such atrocity.

    4.5.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    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. Featuring Danielle Allen, Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University. Professor Allen will engage us in understanding participation and civic action with her framework “10 Questions for Change Makers.”
    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

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