Upcoming Professional Development

2017

August

  • 19
    From Bystander to Upstander
    Workshop
    Indiana

    From Bystander to Upstander

    Join Facing History and Ourselves, and CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center for a workshop that will educate middle and high school teachers with the understanding they need to discuss civic responsibility and engagement.
    Indiana State University- Bayh College of Education
    401 North 7th St
    Whitaker Room
    Terre Haute, IN 47809
    8.19.17
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 21
    Immigration in a Changing World
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

    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.

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

    Explore questions of belonging and identity while considering the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States in this seminar.

    This seminar is at capacity. Please apply to be placed on the waiting list. 

    8.21.17 - 8.25.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    China Institute
    100 Washington St
    New York, NY 10006
  • 23
    CHC2 Canadian History Seminar
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 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.

    CHC2 Canadian History through a Facing History Lens Seminar

    What is Canada? Who is considered Canadian? How do these beliefs impact society and how have they changed over time? What are the rights and responsibilities of Canadians? How does Canada’s past inform current cultural, social, economic, and political issues? These and other questions will be at the core of this seminar which examines Canada’s history and concepts of identity and membership.

    8.23.17 - 8.25.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.)
    Room 8220 (8th floor)
    252 Bloor Street West
    Toronto, ON M5S 1V6
  • 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

    Learn about Facing History’s new resource, My Part of the Story. It provides a fresh and engaging way to begin a course in United States history, literature, or civic life with six lessons. This 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.  
    8.28.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 31
    History, Race, and Culturally Relevant Teaching
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $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.

    History, Race, and Culturally Relevant Teaching

    How can an historical exploration of race, identity, and academic achievement inform how we teach for equity and justice? How can we impact the achievement gap, the opportunity gap, and the civic engagement gap by creating more culturally relevant learning experiences?  What are the implications of these questions for your particular students?  
    8.31.17
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38103

September

  • 12
    Immigration in a Changing World
    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.

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

    Explore questions of belonging and identity while considering the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States in this workshop.

     

    9.12.17
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Laurel School
    1 Lyman Circle
    Shaker Heights, OH 44122
  • 13
    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 1
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 1

    There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media and in our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing.
    9.13.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 14
    Art and Literature: Voice and Resistance
    Workshop
    California-Northern

    Art and Literature as a Means of Having Voice and Expressing Resistance

    In this unique workshop, join the Museum of Tolerance and Facing History and Ourselves as we explore the power of visual and literary arts during the Holocaust, Pinochet’s Chile, and today.  Registration will be open soon.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    9.14.17 - 9.15.17
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 14
    Art and Literature: Voice and Resistance
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Art and Literature as a Means of Having Voice and Expressing Resistance

    In this unique workshop, join the Museum of Tolerance and Facing History and Ourselves as we explore the power of visual and literary arts during the Holocaust, Pinochet’s Chile, and today.  Registration will be open soon.

    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    9.14.17 - 9.15.17
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 28
    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 2
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 2

    There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media and in our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing.
    9.28.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 29
    Literacy: Developing Student Voice
    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.

    Literacy: Developing Student Voice

    One of Facing History’s primary goals is to help students develop their voice and a sense of civic agency. In order for that to occur, students need to be able to interpret evidence and marshal that evidence to make an argument. Speaking, listening, reading, and writing are all essential elements of a Facing History class. This workshop will explore Facing History's resource, Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies: Holocaust and Human Behavior, a supplement to our Holocaust and Human Behavior resources, and participants will receive examples of in-depth, argumentative writing assessments.
    9.29.17
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Nathan Cummings Foundation
    475 10th Avenue
    New York, NY 10018

October

  • 6
    Breaking Down the News
    Workshop
    New York
    $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.

    Breaking Down the News

    How can we help young people develop healthy habits of questioning about the news and all media constructions? How are new media forms shaping our students views of the world? How can we help students understand how their own biases influence their understanding of current events and their assessment of the credibility, accuracy and bias ofnews sources? Given our own biases, how do we teach our students to develop independent and well-reasoned conclusions about controversial issues?
    10.6.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    SUNY Cortland
    21 Graham Ave
    Brockway Hall
    Cortland, NY 13045
  • 11
    Choices in Little Rock
    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.

    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.

     

    10.11.17 - 10.12.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 17
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This 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.
    10.17.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Montclair State University
    1 Normal Avenue
    Montclair, NJ 07043
  • 18
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    In this workshop, participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust.What factors contributed to their identity? What choices did they make? What can students today can learn by studying the Holocaust and how can it help them better understand ordinary people?
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    10.18.17 - 10.19.17
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 18
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    In this workshop, participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust.What factors contributed to their identity? What choices did they make? What can students today can learn by studying the Holocaust and how can it help them better understand ordinary people?
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    10.18.17 - 10.19.17
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 19
    Race and Science
    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.

    Race and Science: Teaching The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    In 1951, Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman, died of cervical cancer in a public, segregated Baltimore hospital. Before her death, doctors removed some of her tumor cells, which they soon discovered could thrive in a lab—something no human cells had done previously.
    10.19.17
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Open Books
    651 W Lake St
    Chicago, IL 60661
  • 23
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    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.

    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 seminar features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for upper middle and high school social studies, civics, and humanities teachers.

     

    10.23.17 - 10.25.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 28
    Democracy at Risk
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $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: a Forum Exploring Lessons from the Holocaust

    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 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. Holocaust and Human Behavior incorporates new scholarship, a broader range of perspectives, and a complex nuanced global view of the precursors, context, and legacy of this history.
    10.28.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Theodore Roosevelt High School
    456 S Mathews St
    Los Angeles, CA 90033

November

  • 7
    Classroom Tools for Everyday Empathy
    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.

    Classroom Tools for Everyday Empathy and Civil Discourse

    One year out from a divisive election, there is continuing conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media, and in our classrooms and communities. How can we create spaces in our classrooms to understand and engage with a diversity of identities and perspectives? How can we foster reflective civic engagement, especially in times of divisiveness?

    11.7.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N. Ashland
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 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.

    A Historical Approach to Contemporary Issues: Race and Education in American History

    In this workshop, we will discuss the impact of race on education and membership through the lens of the Eugenics Movement. Participants will explore how questions of membership, race and education in the early part of the 20th century continue to have echoes and legacies today.
    11.8.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    John Carroll University
    The Lombardo Student Center
    1 John Carroll Boulevard
    University Heights, OH 44118
  • 8
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    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 Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This 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.
    11.8.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 30
    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 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.

     

    11.30.17 - 12.1.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
2018

January

  • 23
    Civil Rights Movement
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $325.00

    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.

    Civil Rights Movement: Choices from Mendez to Little Rock to Today

    This workshop will explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by the Civil Rights Movement. By studying the choices that led to critical episodes in that struggle, students learn to analyze history using a lens of how identity, group membership, ethics, and moral judgements have influenced historical events. They can then  also learn to connect this history meaningfully to contemporary events.

     

    1.23.18 - 2.26.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
    350 S Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    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

  • 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
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 22
    The Armenian Genocide and International Justice
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    The Armenian Genocide and International Justice

    This seminar 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.

     

    San Diego County Office Of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    Room 306
    San Diego, CA 92111
    2.22.18 - 2.23.18
    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 - 4:00 pm
    TBD

March

  • 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
  • 26
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Southern

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

    Registration will open soon.

    The workshop 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. 

    This two-day workshop is a partnership between the Museum of Tolerance and Facing History. 

    Day 1: March 26, 2018
    10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

    Day 2: March 27, 2018 
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Museum of Tolerance
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.18 - 3.27.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 26
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Northern

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

    The workshop 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
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.18 - 3.27.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

April

  • 2
    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
    4.2.18 - 4.3.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 2
    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
    4.2.18 - 4.3.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 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

June

  • 20
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Northern

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

    The workshop 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
    6.20.18 - 6.21.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 20
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Southern

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

     

    The workshop 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
    6.20.18 - 6.21.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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