Upcoming Professional Development

2017

July

  • 23
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Florida
    $800.00

    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 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 printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature, and humanities in Jewish day and congregational school settings.
    7.23.17 - 7.27.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Florida Atlantic University
    777 Glades Rd
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    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.

    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 middle and high school teachers of history, literature and humanities.

     

    7.24.17 - 7.28.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Museum of Fine Arts
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour Seminar
    Seminar
    England
    £350.00

    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 Behaviour Seminar

    In light of recent events in London and Manchester, and across the globe, we recognise that many teachers and students are searching for ways to understand and address these threats. It is now more important than ever to focus on nurturing and maintaining our democracy.  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 week long seminar features the fully revised, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for History, RE, Citizenship and English teachers as well as other educators interested in this area.

    7.24.17 - 7.28.17
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Friends House
    173-177 Euston Road
    London
    NW1 2BJ
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    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.

    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, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for Recommended for 6-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts teachers committed to implementing a four-week (or more!) Facing History unit.

    7.24.17 - 7.28.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    525 W 120th St
    New York, NY 10027
  • 26
    Civic Engagement & Inquiry in the H-SS Framework
    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.

    Civic Engagement & Inquiry in the H-SS Framework

    California’s newly adopted History-Social Science Framework presents teachers with a new approach to planning and learning opportunities. By teaching students to think critically, empathize, recognize moral choices, and make their voices heard, we put in their hands the possibility—and the responsibility—to do the serious work demanded of us all as citizens. Join the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project (UCBHSSP) and Facing History - Bay Area office for this day-long workshop.

     

     

    7.26.17
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    UC Berkeley
    Dwinelle Hall
    Berkeley, CA 94720
  • 31
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $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.

    Race and Membership in American History: An Interdisciplinary Approach

    What are the origins of the idea of “race”? How did Eugenics shape the way people thought about the differences between humans? In what ways did the emerging science of heredity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contribute to historical and contemporary discussions of race? And, ultimately, how have these ideas shaped public policy?

    7.31.17 - 8.3.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    San Diego Museum of Man
    1350 El Prado
    San Diego, CA 92101
  • 31
    Literature in the Facing History Classroom
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $500.00

    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 as a Lens for Exploring Identity, Ethical Decision-Making and Democracy

    Geared for 6th-12th grade English Language Arts teachers, this three-day seminar will focus on how to lift up issues of ethical reflection and civic engagement through the study of literature.  With Facing History’s “Teaching Mockingbird” study guide as a model, we’ll explore key themes of identity, belonging, decision making, democracy and participation and will consider how to infuse historical sources and multimedia resources into the teaching of literature to create a meaningful and rigorous learning experience. In addition to using To Kill A Mockingbird, teachers will explore how other memoirs, novels and sets of poetry can be used with this similar framework. Participants will have collaborative time to plan out further units of study for the upcoming school year using Facing History’s model.

    Please note: Credits are available towards professional development hours
    7.31.17 - 8.2.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Bishop O’Dowd High School
    9500 Stearns Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94605

August

  • 1
    Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools
    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.

    Stolen Lives: Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools Summer Seminar

    Learn about Facing History’s new Canadian resource, Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools. This seminar will introduce educators to strategies and resources that will engage students in learning about this important history, while connecting to the devastating effects the residential schools have had on former students, their families, and entire Indigenous communities.
    8.1.17 - 8.3.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
    246 Bloor Street West
    Room 720 (7th floor)
    Toronto, ON M5S 1V4
  • 2
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Ohio
    $400.00

    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 edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle school and high school educators. This seminar will be hosted at Tri-C Community College in the Jack, Joseph & Morten Mandel Humanities Center. 

     

     
    8.2.17 - 8.4.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Cuyahoga Community College
    The Jack, Joseph & Morton Mandel Humanities Center
    4250 Richmond Rd
    Highland Hills, OH 44122
  • 2
    A Long Struggle for Civil Rights: The Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $500.00

    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 Long Struggle for Civil Rights: The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This seminar explores the establishment of Civil Rights in the United States during the Reconstruction era and the construction of American identity.

    Please note: Credits are available towards professional development hours

    8.2.17 - 8.4.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Bishop O’Dowd High School
    9500 Stearns Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94605
  • 7
    Race and Membership in the United States
    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.

    A Historical Approach to Contemporary Issues: Race and Membership in the U.S.

    Using Facing History’s resource book Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this seminar 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.

    8.7.17 - 8.11.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 7
    Race and Membership in U.S. History: Civil Rights
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $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.

    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.

    8.7.17 - 8.11.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Montclair State University
    1 Normal Ave
    Montclair, NJ 07043
  • 7
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    New York
    $800.00

    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 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 printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature, and humanities in Jewish day and congregational school settings.
    8.7.17 - 8.11.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion- Brookdale Center
    1 West Fourth St
    New York, NY 10012-2286
  • 8
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Seminar
    New York
    $420.00

    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 seminar 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.

    8.8.17 - 8.10.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives in New York
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 8
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Seminar
    Ontario
    0.00 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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour

    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, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for teachers of history and other social sciences, English, arts, media, philosophy, and politics.

    8.8.17 - 8.10.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    George Brown College
    Toronto, ON
  • 16
    Facing History for Non-Humanities Educators
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $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.

    Facing History for Non-Humanities Educators from Partnering Schools

    Join us for this one-day workshop for K-12 non-humanities educators from partner schools who want to learn “beginning of the school year” strategies that help build  community with students.

     

    8.16.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Lorca Elementary School
    3231 N. Springfield Ave
    Chicago, IL 60618
  • 17
    Planning Your Facing History Unit
    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.

    Planning Your Facing History Unit

    Please join us for a collaborative work session to plan your Facing History unit for the 2017-2018 school year. You will have the opportunity to work with both Facing History staff members and fellow teachers.

    8.17.17
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Lorca Elementary School
    3231 N. Springfield Ave
    Chicago, IL 60618
  • 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

October

  • 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
    TBD
    Chicago, IL
  • 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

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