Upcoming Professional Development

2018

September

  • 7
    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Self-paced Workshop
    Online
    $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.

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This self-guided workshop introduces Facing History and Ourselves’ case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior, through multimedia resources, readings, and teaching strategies that engage students in this powerful history and the themes of decision making, ethics, and responsibility. This workshop is designed to provide lesson ideas and support to teachers who may have a limited amount of class time to teach about the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. This interactive workshop uses resources from the companion resource book Holocaust and Human Behavior and helps teachers develop a customized teaching plan informed by Facing History’s approach and the one-week unit outline.
    9.7.18 - 8.31.19
  • 20
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Webinar
    Online

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    During this webinar, you will examine the significant period in US history with examples from our upcoming online course on Reconstruction, A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era. You will be introduced to teaching about the Reconstruction era using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.
    Online
    9.20.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 24
    After Charlottesville
    Webinar
    Online

    After Charlottesville: How Uncomfortable Conversations Can Overcome Hate

    Join Facing History and Ourselves and the American Federation of Teachers in a conversation with Eli Saslow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, being released in September. Saslow's book details how a small community of college students helped change the heart and mind of the heir apparent to America's white nationalist movement. Saslow will share his insights about how white-supremacist ideas migrated from the far-right fringe to the streets of Charlottesville and beyond, in order to help us understand this polarized American moment and to better understand one another. Participants will receive a free excerpt of Saslow's book.
    Online
    9.24.18
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 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
  • 27
    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Webinar
    Online

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This webinar will help you get started with Facing History and Ourselves’ case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior, through exploring multimedia resources, readings, and teaching strategies that engage students in this powerful history and the themes of decision making, ethics, and responsibility through the lens of human behavior.
    Online
    9.27.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

October

  • 2
    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.

    10.2.18
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    New - York Historical Society
    170 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10024
  • 4
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This interactive online course for middle- and high-school teachers explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. It includes Facing History’s free teaching resource: The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy.
    10.4.18 - 11.7.18
    Online
  • 11
    Preparing to Teach Black History Month
    Workshop
    England
    £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.

    Preparing to Teach Black History Month: Classroom Strategies for Engaging Students

    In celebration of Black History Month, we will explore classroom strategies to engage your students, to create a more safe and inclusive climate, and to navigate difficult conversations during lessons.
    10.11.18
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    UCL Culture
    University College London
    Bloomsbury
    London
    WC1E 6BT
  • 12
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

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

    Asilomar Conference Grounds
    800 Asilomar Ave
    Pacific Grove, CA 93950
    10.12.18 - 10.14.18
  • 17
    Facing History Literature Book Club: The Hate U Give
    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 Literature Book Club: The Hate U Give

    Join us for a conversation about The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas alongside our lessons on Emmett Till, as well as our media literacy unit, Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age.

    CTLE hours are available for this workshop.

    10.17.18
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourlseves
    150 Broadway
    Suite 2100
    New York, NY 10038
  • 18
    The Right to Vote
    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 Right to Vote: Historical and Contemporary Struggles for Democracy

    10.18.18
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Freedom House
    5 Crawford Street
    Dorchester, MA 02121-2402
  • 23
    Empowering Student Voice and Agency
    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.

    Empowering Student Voice and Agency

    By exploring the choices made by individuals and groups, we will explore why many Americans risked their lives to earn and protect the right to vote. We will also address other ways that students can use their voice and agency to create positive change in their schools and communities.
    10.23.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    ACLU of Ohio
    4506 Chester Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44103
  • 24
    Building Partnerships for Educational Excellence
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $30.00

    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 the Future Series: Building Partnerships for Educational Excellence

    Are you a seasoned Facing History teacher interested in digging deeper into Facing History case studies while also expanding your professional network? Join us for a three-part workshop series that is focused on doing just this.
    10.24.18
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Kean University
    1000 Morris Ave.
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 25
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators, Jewish Settings
    Online Course
    Online
    $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: Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Settings

    In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy. This online course features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators in a Jewish setting.

    10.25.18 - 12.5.18
    Online
  • 29
    An Introduction to Standing Up for Democracy
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Students to Stand Up for Democracy

    Join us for a webinar series where we will examine Facing History & Ourselves’ newest resource, Standing Up for Democracy, written to support the teaching of Citizenship and PSHE education in UK classrooms.
    Online
    10.29.18
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

November

  • 1
    Exploring Migration Through Education and Empathy
    Workshop
    England
    £135.00

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

    Exploring Migration Through Education and Empathy

    Young Citizens and Facing History and Ourselves have teamed up to bring you an event which will explore how you can look at the topic of migration with students of all ages. We are delighted to have the education team from the Migration Museum providing the keynote address.

    11.1.18
    9:45 am - 3:15 pm
    Friends Meeting House
    Euston Road
    London
    NW1 2BJ
  • 6
    An Introduction to Standing Up for Democracy
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Students to Stand Up for Democracy

    Join us for a webinar series where we will examine Facing History & Ourselves’ newest resource, Standing Up for Democracy, written to support the teaching of Citizenship and PSHE education in UK classrooms.
    Online
    11.6.18
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 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.

    Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

    Using Facing History’s resource book Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this workshop will explore how Americans defined citizenship and membership in the early part of the 20th century and the echoes and legacies of this movement today.

     

    11.8.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    OH
  • 19
    Facing History and the New Global History Regents Exam
    Workshop
    New York
    $15.00

    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.

    Primary Source Documents, Enduring Issues and the Global History Regents Exam

    Learn how to prepare students to use primary sources for the new Global History Regents exam.
    11.19.18
    4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves- New York
    150 Broadway
    Suite 2100
    New York, NY 10038
  • 21
    An Introduction to Standing Up For Democracy
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Students to Stand Up for Democracy

    Join us for a webinar series where we will examine Facing History & Ourselves’ newest resource, Standing Up for Democracy, written to support the teaching of Citizenship and PSHE education in UK classrooms.
    Online
    11.21.18
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 29
    An Introduction to Standing up for Democracy
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Students to Stand Up for Democracy

    Join us for a webinar series where we will examine Facing History & Ourselves’ newest resource, Standing Up for Democracy, written to support the teaching of Citizenship and PSHE education in UK classrooms.
    Online
    11.29.18
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

December

  • 5
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    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 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.
    12.5.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    IHRDC Clarendon Room Training Center
    535 Boylston St, 11th Floor
    Boston, MA 02116
  • 7
    Literature that Engages Students in Identity and Choices
    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.

    Literature that Engages Students in Identity and Choices

    Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Join us as we explore ways to use literature to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices, and reflecting on the impact of history on individuals.
    12.7.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Case Western Reserve University
    Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence
    11038 Bellflower Road, Suite 280
    Cleveland, OH 44106
  • 11
    Teaching Memoir: Red Scarf Girl
    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.

    Teaching Memoir: Red Scarf Girl and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

    What are different reasons people join revolutions and movements for social change? How do memoirs help us to examine the relationship between identity, society, and history?

     

    12.11.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The China Institute
    40 Rector St
    2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10006
2019

January

  • 15
    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. 

     

    1.15.19 - 1.16.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Babson Executive Conference Center
    One Snyder Drive
    Babson Park (Wellesley), MA 02457
  • 16
    Teaching a Facing History Elective Class
    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.

    Teaching a Facing History Elective Class

    A Facing History elective class  creates a space for students to delve deeply into facing history’s case studies and explore choices in historical moments. Students in Facing History and Ourselves elective classes engage in constructive dialogue to foster understanding and that students can understand their role in a democratic society today.   

    1.16.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Urban Community School
    4909 Lorain Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44102
  • 17
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course, Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird, which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.
    1.17.19 - 2.20.19
    Online
  • 17
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy.
    1.17.19 - 2.20.19
    Online
  • 23
    Igniting Student Agency Through Civic Literacy
    Webinar
    Massachusetts
    $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.

    Igniting Student Agency Through Civic Literacy

    Join us as we explore the changing nature of civic learning and Facing History’s approach to nurturing students’ skills, knowledge, and dispositions for an active and engaged civic life.
    1.23.19
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Online

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