Upcoming Professional Development

2018

August

  • 14
    News Literacy: Current and Controversial Issues
    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.

    News Literacy: Facing Ferguson, Current and Controversial Issues

    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.

     

    8.14.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Weinberg/Newton Gallery
    300 W Superior #203
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • 14
    Literature that Engages Students
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $450.00

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    Literature that Engages Students in Identity, History, and Choices

    Join us for a three-day seminar that will equip you with interactive literacy strategies you can use to engage your students in conversations around identity, history, and choices. We’ll use Facing History’s approach for teaching literary texts to middle and high school students, which weaves in rich primary sources and historical background for teaching fiction and memoir. We’ll explore Facing History's study guides for Night, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Farewell to Manzanar. Other works the seminar will address include Wonder and Warriors Don’t Cry. Themes and strategies will apply across works of literature, beyond those we study together in the seminar.
    8.14.18 - 8.16.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    The Wilson Chapel
    234 Herrick Rd
    Newton, MA 02459
  • 15
    Holocaust and Human Behaviour Through History and Literature
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 CAD

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    Examining the Holocaust and Human Behaviour Through History and Literature

    This seminar will feature the fully revised, digital classroom resource, Holocaust and Human Behaviour. Participants will explore historical scholarship, and primary sources,  as well as Elie Wiesel’s Night, poetry, and short stories. 

    Co-sponsored by the Centre for Urban Schooling at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

    8.15.18 - 8.17.18
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
    252 Bloor Street West
    Rooms 8170/8200
    Toronto, ON M5S 1V6
  • 20
    Immigration in a Changing World
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

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    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.

    CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

    8.20.18 - 8.24.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    China Institute
    100 Washington St
    New York, NY 10006
  • 28
    Voting: Democracy in Action
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $10.00

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    Voting: Democracy in Action

    By exploring the choices made by individuals and groups in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, we will learn why many Americans, both black and white, risked their lives to protest voter discrimination in the South.

     

    8.28.18
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 28
    My Part of the Story
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $125.00

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    My Part of the Story: Exploring Identity in the United States

    This workshop will introduce you to My Part of the Story, a FacingHistory resource that provides a fresh and engaging way to begin a course in United States history, literature, or civic life. This six-lesson 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.  

     

    8.28.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    IHRDC Newbury Room Training Center
    535 Boylston St,
    Boston, MA 02116
  • 29
    Advanced Elective: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $0.00

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    Advanced Elective: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This multimedia interactive workshop has been designed to support the professional growth of Facing History and Ourselves Elective Teachers. Facilitators will introduce Elective teachers to the new content in the 4th Edition of the Facing History and Ourselves Holocaust and Human Behavior Resource Book and work with our lead Curriculum Writer to explore and update the current course curriculum, A Facing History and Ourselves Elective Course: Holocaust and Human Behavior..Facing History staff will model implementation of Facing History’s pedagogical approach in order to support teachers and engage students as they learn critical thinking skills necessary to examine, analyze, interpret and compare primary source documents related to the course curriculum. 
    8.29.18 - 8.30.18
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103

September

  • 15
    The Nanjing Atrocities and “Comfort Women”
    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.

    The Nanjing Atrocities and “Comfort Women”: Teaching World War II in East Asia

    This workshop examines the events leading up to World War II in East Asia, the atrocities committed during the Japanese Imperial Army’s occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937, and the sexual enslavement of “Comfort Women.”

     

    9.15.18
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Old St. Mary’s Cathedral & Chinese Mission
    660 California Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108
  • 20
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online Course
    Online

    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.

    Online
    9.20.18 - 10.24.18
  • 20
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online

    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.

    9.20.18 - 10.24.18
  • 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

October

  • 4
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online

    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.
    Online
    10.4.18 - 11.7.18
  • 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

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    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

December

  • 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
  • 13
    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.
    12.13.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    OH

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