Upcoming Professional Development

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Ongoing
  • 1
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

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

    This self-paced online workshop will introduce you to the Choices in Little Rock unit and help prepare you to teach this unit in your classroom. 

    Online
  • 1
    Teaching Red Scarf Girl
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Teaching Red Scarf Girl

    This interactive self-paced workshop helps teachers develop a customized plan for teaching Red Scarf Girl informed by Facing History’s approach.

    Online
  • 1
    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This interactive self-paced workshop will support you in teaching a short unit of study of Holocaust and Human Behavior.

    Online
2021

May

  • 12
    How to Teach Middle School Students to Argue Better
    Online
    Webinar

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    4:00–5:00 PM ET
    3:00–4:00 PM CT
    2:00–3:00 PM MT
    1:00–2:00 PM PT

    How to Teach Middle School Students to Argue Better

    Join us and our partners at The Better Arguments Project for an engaging discussion about how the new Better Arguments Middle School Curriculum can help students understand how to navigate conversations, relationships, and discussion across differences.

    Online
    May 12, 2021
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 13
    Teaching with and through Women’s Calls for Justice
    Online
    Workshop

    Never Forgotten: Teaching with and through Women’s Calls for Justice

    Join Facing History and Ourselves, along with the Royal Ontario Museum, to explore the activist and advocacy work of Indigenous women and two-spirited people as an approach to teaching, honouring, and raising awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two spirited people.  

    Online
    May 13, 2021
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 19
    Explorations Workshop: Introducing Facing History
    Online
    Workshop
    $0.00

    This two-day workshop takes place on Zoom.
    May 19 - 20, 2021
    11 am – 4 pm (ET)
    10 am – 3 pm (CT)
    9 am – 2 pm (MT)
    8 am – 1 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.

    May 19, 2021 - May 20, 2021
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online

June

  • 15
    Teaching Race and Membership
    California-Northern
    Workshop
    $40.00

    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.

    This workshop will be held via Zoom.
    It takes place over two consecutive days with both synchronous and asychronous work. 

     

    For West Coast Educators: Teaching Race and Membership in American History

    For U.S. west coast educators, we invite you to join us for an online workshop Teaching Race and Membership in American History. Drawing from Facing History and Ourselves’ case study Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement along with new resources and approaches developed over the past two years, we will explore how ideas about race became institutionalized in economic and social policies.

    June 15, 2021 - June 16, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
    CA
  • 15
    The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
    Online
    Webinar

    7–8 PM ET
    6–7 PM CT
    5–6 PM MT
    4–5 PM PT

    Commemorating the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre with Dr. Karlos K. Hill

    One hundred years after one of the worst incidents of racial violence, join us for a conversation with Dr. Karlos K. Hill on the Tulsa Race Massacre’s enduring legacy of resiliency.

    Online
    June 15, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 28
    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Schedule: 
    Monday, June 28: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Tuesday, June 29: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Wednesday, June 30: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Thursday, July 1: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
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    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Help students wrestle with the profound moral questions raised by the study of the Holocaust and foster their skills in civic engagement, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and empathy — all of which are necessary for sustaining democracy.

    This online seminar features Facing History’s seminal resource Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for 6-12th grade world history, U.S. history, humanities, or English language arts educators.

    June 28, 2021 - July 1, 2021
    Online
  • 29
    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Online
    Online Seminar
    £250.00

    Schedule:

    • Tuesday 29th June: 10am - 4pm BST  
    • Wednesday 30th June: 10am - 4pm BST  

    An Introduction to Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour UK

    Explore Facing History’s new UK unit 'Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour' and learn how to help your students wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this catastrophic period of history.
    June 29, 2021 - June 30, 2021
    Online

July

  • 1
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

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

    Online
    July 1, 2021 - August 11, 2021
  • 1
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

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

    Online
    July 1, 2021 - August 11, 2021
  • 1
    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
    July 1, 2021 - August 11, 2021
  • 8
    Teaching the Residential Schools
    Online
    Online Course
    150.00 CAD

    Find details here on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development including payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the 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.  We will also look at their historical roots and the legacies that followed while examining the apologies given by government and churches, the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the charge of genocide.  This course is designed principally for Canadian educators.

    July 8, 2021 - August 19, 2021
  • 13
    Teaching for Equity and Justice Summit
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Schedule: 
    Tuesday, July 13, 2021: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Thursday, July 15, 2021: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
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    Teaching for Equity and Justice Summit

    Schooling is one of the many systems in the US that has been and continues to be shaped by the historic legacies of racism and inequity. Educators and school leaders, join us for a dynamic 3-day workshop designed to equip you with the context, tools, and strategies you need to address these troubling and historically rooted disparities in your school.

    July 13, 2021 - July 15, 2021
    Online
  • 15
    A Conversation with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad
    Online
    Webinar

     

    Timezones:
    12:00–1:15 PM ET
    11:00 AM–12:15 PM CT
    10:00–11:15 AM MT
    9:00–10:15 AM PT

    Cultivating Genius: Learning about Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

    Join us for a conversation with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad on culturally and historically responsive literacy.

    Online
    July 15, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
  • 19
    US History: A New Approach to Teaching Reconstruction
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Schedule: 
    Monday, July 19, 2021: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Tuesday, July 20, 2021: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Thursday, July 22: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
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    US History: A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? Join us as we examine the Reconstruction era and learn to teach about this significant period in US history using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.

    July 19, 2021 - July 22, 2021
    Online
  • 20
    Teaching Coming-of-Age Literature
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $0.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Schedule:
    Tuesday, July 20: 11:30 AM–4:30 PM ET
    Wednesday, July 21: 11:30 AM–4:30 PM ET
    Thursday, July 22: 11:30 AM–4:30 PM ET
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    Teaching Coming of Age in a Complex World

    Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Experience our approach to teaching coming-of-age literature, designed to increase student agency, empathy, critical thinking and literacy skills, and belief they can make a difference in the world..

    July 20, 2021 - July 22, 2021
    Online
    Event is full. Registration has closed.
  • 21
    A Conversation with Dr. Kimberly Parker
    Online
    Webinar

    2–3 PM ET
    1–2 PM CT
    12–1 PM MT
    11 AM–12 PM PT

    Teaching Coming of Age: Exploring Literature and Agency with #DisruptTexts Co-founder Dr. Kimberly Parker

    Join us in conversation with award-winning literacy & equity expert Dr. Kimberly Parker about her approaches to teaching Coming-of-Age literature.

    Online
    July 21, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • 27
    Identity, Membership and Belonging: Teaching Immigration
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Schedule: 
    Tuesday, July 27, 2021: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Wednesday, July 28, 2021: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Thursday, July 29, 2021: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
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    Identity, Membership and Belonging: A Summit on Teaching Immigration

    In this summit, we’ll explore the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States. We’ll consider how the choices and actions of immigrants have shaped ideas about freedom and democracy and influenced what it means to be American.

    July 27, 2021 - July 29, 2021
    Online
  • 28
    A Conversation with Dr. Erika Lee
    Online
    Webinar
    1:30–2:30 PM ET
    12:30-1:30 CT
    11:30 AM–12:30 PM MT
    10:30–11:30 AM PT

    Historical Perspectives on Immigration with Dr. Erika Lee

    Join us in conversation with Dr. Erika Lee to explore the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States.

    Online
    July 28, 2021
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • 29
    A Conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas
    Online
    Webinar

    11:30 AM–12:30 PM EDT
    10:30–11:30 AM CDT
    9:30–10:30 AM MDT
    8:30–9:30 AM PDT

    Defining “American”: Examining Immigration & Identity with Jose Antonio Vargas

    Join us for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Tony-nominated producer, Jose Antonio Vargas about his experience growing up undocumented in the United States and how the experiences of immigrants have shaped ideas about freedom and democracy and influenced what it means to be American.

    July 29, 2021
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

August

  • 2
    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Schedule: 
    Monday, August 2: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Tuesday, August 3: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Wednesday, August 4: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Thursday, August 5: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    See in your time zone

    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Help students wrestle with the profound moral questions raised by the study of the Holocaust and foster their skills in civic engagement, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and empathy — all of which are necessary for sustaining democracy.

    This online seminar features Facing History’s seminal resource Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for 6-12th grade world history, U.S. history, humanities, or English language arts educators.

    August 2, 2021 - August 5, 2021
    Online
  • 9
    US History: A New Approach to Teaching Reconstruction
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Schedule: 
    Monday, August 9: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Tuesday, August 10: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Wednesday, August 11: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    Thursday, August 12: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
    See in your time zone

    US History: A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? Join us as we examine the Reconstruction era and learn to teach about this significant period in US history using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.

    August 9, 2021 - August 12, 2021
    Online
  • 12
    A Conversation with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries
    Online
    Webinar

    12:00–1:00 PM ET
    11:00 AM–12:00 PM CT
    10:00–11:00 AM MT
    9:00–10:00 AM PT

    Reexamining Reconstruction: A Conversation with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries

    Examine how the Reconstruction Era is remembered and the impact of its legacy on contemporary society with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jefferies, Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University and scholar of African American history and contemporary Black politics.

    Online
    August 12, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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