Upcoming Professional Development

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Ongoing
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    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
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    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
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    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
2020

December

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    Teaching The Civil Rights Movement
    New York
    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.

     

    The workshop takes place over two 90 minute sessions. 

    This workshop will be held via Zoom.

    Teaching The Civil Rights Movement and the Fight for Equitable Education

    In this two part online series, participants will learn how to implement a Civil Rights unit using Facing History’s resources on school desegregation for in person or remote teaching. Producers of the podcast School Colors will join us to discuss contemporary connections to the legacy of the struggle for equitable education in New York City.

    December 3, 2020 - December 10, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Online
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    Discussing Climate Change in the Classroom
    United Kingdom
    Workshop

    Discussing Climate Change in the Classroom

    Connect with other teachers whilst gaining ideas on how to discuss climate change in a safe and constructive way with students.

    This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

    Online
    December 9, 2020
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 9
    Fostering Civil Discourse in the (Remote) Classroom
    Online
    Webinar

    Wednesday, December 9

    4:30–5:30 PM ET
    3:30–4:30 PM CT
    2:30–3:30 PM MT
    1:30–2:30 PM PT

    Captioning will be available during this webinar. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center.

    Fostering Civil Discourse in the (Remote) Classroom

    Join us for an interactive webinar where we’ll explore Facing History’s newly updated guide, “Fostering Civil Discourse: How Do We Talk About Issues that Matter?” which is designed to help teachers create brave in-person and virtual spaces where students can speak openly, listen empathically, reflect, and learn from each other.

    Online
    December 9, 2020
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2021

January

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    Teaching for Civic Agency
    California-Northern
    Workshop
    $40.00

    Find details on payment options, help with costs, and refunds for Facing History professional development.


    The workshop consists of 4 sychronous sessions + offline work: 
    Thursday, January 14
    Thursday, January 21
    Thursday, February 4
    Thursday, February 11


    All sessions take place on Zoom. 

    Democracy in Action: Teaching for Civic Agency Workshop Series

    What are the knowledge, skills and dispositions that young people need to create a more just, inclusive and equitable world? Join us for an in-depth, interactive online professional development series exploring the pivotal role of youth in civic engagement. Participants will explore concepts and frameworks for teaching civic agency in student-centered classrooms that value student identities and model democratic principles of inclusion, civility and the common good. This workshop is intended for educators in California, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada and Washington.

    January 7, 2021 - February 11, 2021
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Online
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    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This workshop has been rescheduled to January 7th - 14th 2021.

    This workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. This workshop is only open to Chicago Public School humanities teachers who will be working with high school students.

    January 7, 2021 - January 14, 2021
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Online
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    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Setting
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.

    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. Our resource, 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.

    January 14, 2021 - February 24, 2021
    6:00 pm
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    Teaching Memoir Series: Identity, History, and Choices
    New York
    Workshop
    $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.

    Teaching Memoir Series: Identity, History, and Choices

    This three part series will draw on Facing History’s Witnesses to History Memoir Collection, to explore ways to engage youth in thinking about identity, reflecting on the impact of history on individuals and groups, and analyzing adolescent choices. The third session will feature Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know.

    This workshop is intended for middle and high school teachers in the New York/New Jersey area. NY participants will receive CTLE hours and NJ participants can get PD hours upon completion.

    January 20, 2021 - February 10, 2021
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Online
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    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.
    January 28, 2021 - March 10, 2021
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    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.
    January 28, 2021 - March 10, 2021
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    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.
    January 28, 2021 - March 10, 2021

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