Upcoming Professional Development

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Ongoing
  • 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
  • 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
    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
2022

June

  • 29
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Seminar
    $25.00

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

    Schedule: 
    Wednesday, June 29, 2022: 11AM – 4 PM ET
    Wednesday, June 29, 2022: 7 – 8 PM ET
    Thursday, June 30, 2022: 11AM – 4 PM ET

    Event is full. Registration has closed.

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    June 29, 2022 - June 30, 2022
    Online
  • 29
    From Surviving to Thriving with Dr. Dena Simmons
    Online
    Webinar
    7–8 PM ET
    6–7 PM CT
    5–6 PM MT
    4–5 PM PT

    From Surviving to Thriving: Creating Equitable Environments Through Emotional Intelligence and Culturally Relevant Practices

    Dr. Dena Simmons will discuss how the intersection of emotionally intelligent and culturally-relevant practices can create equitable and welcoming classroom communities, where everyone can learn in the comfort of their skin.

    Online
    June 29, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July

  • 7
    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. This online is directed towards educators in 7th–12th grade US history, humanities, and English language arts teachers and curriculum specialists.
    Online
    July 7, 2022 - August 17, 2022
  • 7
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course

    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.
    Online
    July 7, 2022 - August 17, 2022
  • 12
    Teaching An Inspector Calls
    United Kingdom
    Seminar
    £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.

    Teaching An Inspector Calls in Your Classroom

    Prepare your students to be agents of change using J. B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls.

    This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

    July 12, 2022 - July 13, 2022
    Online
  • 12
    Teaching Coming of Age in a Complex World
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $25.00

    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 12, 2022: 11AM – 4 PM ET
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022: 11AM – 4 PM ET
    Thursday, July 14, 2022: 11AM – 4 PM ET

    Event is full. Registration has closed.

    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 12, 2022 - July 14, 2022
    Online
  • 12
    Genocide Education in the Facing History Classroom
    Massachusetts
    Workshop
    $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.

    Genocide Education in the Facing History Classroom: A Professional Learning Opportunity for Massachusetts Educators

    With the recent passage of S2557, “An Act Concerning Genocide Education,” Massachusetts educators have been tasked with incorporating genocide and human rights issues into their classrooms. At Facing History, we believe that core to the act of teaching is instilling in young people a sense of agency to stand up to bigotry and hate, and to make choices for a more just and equitable world.

    July 12, 2022
    9:30 am - 11:45 am
    Online via Zoom
  • 13
    Exploring ELA Text Selection with Julia Torres
    Online
    Webinar
    11:30 AM–12:30 PM ET
    10:30–11:30 AM CT
    9:30–10:30 AM MT
    8:30–9:30 AM PT

    Exploring ELA Text Selection with Julia Torres

    Join us in conversation with #DisruptTexts founder Julia Torres about taking a critical lens to text selection in ELA classrooms.
    Online
    July 13, 2022
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 18
    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $25.00

    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 18: 11 AM – 4 PM ET 

    Tuesday, July 19: 11 AM – 4 PM ET 

    Wednesday, July 20: 11 AM – 4 PM ET 

    Thursday, July 21: 11 AM – 4 PM ET 

    Event is full. Registration has closed.

    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.

    July 18, 2022 - July 21, 2022
    Online
  • 19
    Perpetrator Behavior in Nazi Germany
    Online
    Webinar
    7:00–8:00 PM ET
    6:00–7:00 PM CT
    5:00–6:00 PM MT
    4:00–5:00 PM PT

    Perpetrator Behavior in Nazi Germany: A Conversation with Dr. Edward Westermann

    Join us for a conversation with Dr. Edward Westermann focusing on his research around perpetrator behavior in Nazi Germany.

    Online
    July 19, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 20
    Red Summer in Chicago
    Illinois
    Workshop
    $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.

    Confronting a Violent Past: Red Summer in Chicago

    Red summer was part of a nationwide wave of racist violence against African Americans that occurred from April to November of 1919. This watershed event is part of our shared past and informs the city’s identity today.  Join Facing History for an interactive in-person workshop to engage in discussions about Red Summer in Chicago and how to bring the history to high school classrooms.
    July 20, 2022 - July 21, 2022
    9:15 am - 2:30 pm
    University Center
    525 S. State Street
    60605 Chicago
  • 20
    Youth Voice as Civic Action
    Online
    Workshop
    $0.00

     9:30 am - 1:00 pm PT
     10:30 am - 2:00 pm MT
     11:30 am - 3:00 pm CT
     12:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

    Youth Voice as Civic Action

    How can young people see themselves as an active part of civic society? Join KQED and Facing History for an interactive online workshop exploring the pivotal role of young people in civic engagement. Educators will explore classroom ready resources, activities and tools designed to help students harness the power of civic action and audio storytelling to share their stories and viewpoints with their peers and wider community. This workshop is most applicable for middle and high school educators.

    July 20, 2022
    9:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 21
    Mini Course: Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Online
    Online Mini-Course
    50.00 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.

    Mini Course: Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour

    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 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.

    July 21, 2022 - August 18, 2022
    Online
  • 25
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $25.00

    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 25: 11 AM – 4 PM ET

    Tuesday, July 26: 11 AM – 4 PM ET

    Wednesday, July 27: 11 AM – 4 PM ET

    Thursday, July 28: 11 AM – 4 PM ET

    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 25, 2022 - July 28, 2022
    Online
  • 26
    Leading for Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
    Online
    Workshop
    $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.

    Let’s Get Back to School: Leading for Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

    Are you an instructional or school leader who believes in the values of equity, inclusion, and belonging? Are you looking to support your faculty in engaging young people in a positive and affirming school community?

    Join Facing History & Ourselves and school leaders across the country to examine resources and strategies at the start of the year to help take your school’s culture to the next level through Facing History’s approach to equity, inclusion, and belonging - through the lens of school leadership. In this session, we will also introduce you to Facing History’s brand new School Equity Reflection Tool, a key resource on your journey of transforming your school’s culture and climate. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with school leaders from across the country to engage in practical strategies that you can implement at the start of the school year.

    This workshop is directed towards School Administrators, Instructional Leadership Teams, Department Chairs, Equity-focused Professional Learning Communities, Grade and Subject Area Chairs.

    July 26, 2022
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 27
    Make Good the Promises of Reconstruction
    Online
    Webinar
    2:30–3:30 PM ET
    1:30–2:30 PM CT
    12:30–1:30 PM MT
    11:30 AM–12:30 PM PT

    Make Good the Promises of Reconstruction: A Conversation and Virtual Exhibition Tour with Candra Flanagan

    Join us in conversation with Candra Flanagan, Director of Teaching and Learning at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, as we explore the museum’s exhibition, “Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies.”
    Online
    July 27, 2022
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • 28
    A Conversation with Dr. Kidada Williams
    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

    Teaching Reconstruction: A Conversation with Dr. Kidada Williams

    Join us in Conversation with writer and historian, Dr. Kidada Williams, as we discuss her research on African Americans’ fight for liberty and equality during and after the Civil War and Reconstruction era.

    Online
    July 28, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

August

  • 2
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    August 2, 2022 - August 3, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 3
    Starting the School Year With Connection and Community
    Online
    Webinar

    4:00–5:00 PM ET
    3:00–4:00 PM CT
    2:00–3:00 PM MT
    1:00–2:00 PM PT

     

    Starting the School Year With Connection and Community

    Join us to prepare for the coming school year as we explore teaching strategies and flexible resources designed to help you begin getting to know your students and facilitate the process of creating an open, supportive, and reflective classroom community.

    Online
    August 3, 2022
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 4
    Teaching Jewish Text: A Facing History Approach
    Online
    Workshop

    Teaching Jewish Text: A Facing History Approach for Jewish Educational Settings

    How can educators In Jewish settings help students critically engage with complex Jewish texts through exploration of human behavior and decision making? This Facing History online workshop will explore the role of perspective-taking, meaningful reflection and building empathy.  Educators will gain strategies for providing students with opportunities to form opinions about themes such as power, systems of inequity, and the multiple ways of being human in the world today.

    Online via Zoom
    August 4, 2022
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 9
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    New Jersey
    Workshop
    $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 in person 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.

    August 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Kean University
    Holocaust Resource Center
    1000 Morris Avenue
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 16
    Teaching for Equity and Justice (Canada)
    Online
    Seminar
    50.00 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.

    Teaching for Equity and Justice (Canada)

    Across Canada, educators and administrators are acknowledging that schools themselves—both the practice of schooling and the outcomes students are achieving—are not equitable across lines of race and class. Facing History and Ourselves has designed a professional development model to help educators address these troubling and historically rooted disparities.

    August 16, 2022 - August 17, 2022
    Online via Zoom
  • 17
    Teaching Civil Rights: Exploring Youth Voice
    New York
    Workshop
    $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 Civil Rights: Exploring the Role of Youth Voice and Participation in the Movement

    There is much for today's young people to learn from student civic-political participation in the past. Students have “chosen to participate” in consequential ways at critical moments throughout the past century of US history, particularly during the Civil Rights Movement. Join Facing History for a two day in person workshop exploring the role of youth activism in the Civil Rights Movement.

    August 17, 2022 - August 18, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    New-York Historical Society
    170 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10024

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