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

June

  • 26
    Race and Membership in Education
    Seminar
    Illinois
    $330.00

    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 Education: History and Today

    Where do we see educational inequity in our schools today, and what are its historical underpinnings? Where do misunderstandings about achievement, intelligence, and fitness come from? What are the roots of intelligence testing and how do they impact us today? And, how do we as educators grapple with what this history means for our work in schools?

     

    6.26.18 - 6.28.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602

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 am - 3:30 pm
    Babson Executive Conference Center
    One Snyder Drive
    Babson Park, MA 02457
  • 17
    Choices in Little Rock
    Workshop
    Mississippi
    $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.

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

    In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs when they attempted to enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The desegregation of Central High following Brown v. Board of Education ignited a crisis historian Taylor Branch describes as “the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War.” Facing History’s unit explores civic choices—the decisions people, including young people, make as citizens in a democracy. Those decisions, both then and now, reveal  that democracy is not a product but a work in progress, a work that is shaped by the choices that we make about ourselves and others.
    7.17.18 - 7.19.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Rankin County School District
    200 School Rd
    Brandon, MS 39042
  • 19
    Fostering Civil and Civic Discourse
    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.

    Fostering Civil and Civic Discourse: Discussing Current and Controversial Issues

    This workshop provides tools and strategies to help prepare your classroom, school community and students to practice civil discourse, an essential skill for effective civic participation.
    7.19.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Weinberg/Newton Gallery
    300 W Superior #203
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • 24
    History and Immigration
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $330.00

    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.

    History and Immigration: Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging in a Changing World

    What does it mean to be an American? Who may live among us? Participants will explore these questions as they consider the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States. We will consider how the choices and actions of immigrants have shaped ideas about freedom and democracy and influenced what it means to be American.
    7.24.18 - 7.26.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Weinberg/Newton Gallery
    300 W Superior #203
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • 24
    Belonging in the Classroom
    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.

    Creating A Sense of Belonging in Your Classroom

    How can educators create inclusive, student-centered spaces of belonging for adolescents who struggle with issues of trust, freedom, and responsibility?  Join us to explore lessons, strategies,and relationship-building opportunities using Facing History’s new resource, “My Part of the Story,” that can help you do just that.

    This workshop is intended for middle and high school administrators, counselors, social studies, US History, English/Language Arts and humanities teachers.

     

    7.24.18
    9:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Alameda County Office of Education
    313 West Winton Ave
    Hayward, CA 94544
  • 31
    Teaching in Turbulent Times
    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.

    Teaching in Turbulent Times

    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 educator-led workshop sessions that use Facing History pedagogical strategies for fostering civil discourse in turbulent times.

     

    7.31.18
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Mark Day School
    39 Trellis Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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
  • 14
    News Literacy: Current and Controversial Issues
    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.

    News Literacy: Facing Ferguson, Current and Controversial Issues

    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.

     

    8.14.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Weinberg/Newton Gallery
    300 W Superior #203
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • 28
    My Part of the Story
    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.

    My Part of the Story: Exploring Identity in the United States

    This workshop will introduce you to My Part of the Story, a FacingHistory resource that provides a fresh and engaging way to begin a course in United States history, literature, or civic life. This six-lesson unit arrives at a moment in American politics and society when it is more important than ever for all students—regardless of who they are or where they come from—to understand the value of their individual voices in the story of the United States.  

     

    8.28.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    First Parish Brookline
    382 Walnut Street
    Brookline, MA 02445

September

  • 25
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Workshop
    Missouri
    $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

    This workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    9.25.18 - 9.26.18
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
    7400 Grant Rd
    St. Louis, MO 63123

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