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

October

  • 16
    Teaching in a Time of Terrorism
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching in a Time of Terrorism

    Over the past few years, there have been many times when we've awakened to news of terrorism---close to home or far away. As an educator of adolescents, what do you do? How do you create a context for a conversation?
    Online
    10.16.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 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

    This workshop is at capacity. Please register to be placed on the waitlist.

    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

    Please join Facing History and Ourselves at Freedom House on October 18, 2018 for The Right to Vote: Historical and Contemporary Struggles for Democracy. The right to vote is central to participation in a democracy but access to the ballot box is not always available to all Americans. The struggle to earn the right to vote has been central to civil rights movements throughout United States history. Contemporary concerns over the security of voting rights also expose the fragility of democracy and the need for an informed and active citizenry.

    10.18.18
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Freedom House
    5 Crawford Street
    Dorchester, MA 02121-2402
  • 22
    Current Events in Your Classroom
    Webinar
    Online

    Current Events in Your Classroom

    Teaching current events can be challenging: the news cycle moves quickly, stories are complex, and the issues can spark strong emotions. But engaging students with current events is a crucial part of their development as informed and humane citizens in a democracy.
    Online
    10.22.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 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
  • 23
    Celebrating Denver Area Educators
    Reception
    Colorado

    Celebrating Denver Area Educators

    We’re having a reception to celebrate you--and to acknowledge the changes in the way in which Facing History supports our valued educators and partners in the Denver region.
    Forest Room 5 Restaurant
    2532 15th St
    Denver, CO 80211
    10.23.18
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • 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
  • 24
    Kristallnacht: 80 Years Later
    Workshop
    Ontario
    10.00 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.

    What Survivor Testimony and Primary accounts Reveal about Kristallnacht

    Join us as we explore multiple sources to uncover what happened on the night of Kristallnacht 80 years ago and the ways in which individuals, communities, and the world responded to the terror and violence.  This workshop will feature primary source texts, scholar videos, and Holocaust survivor Gerda Frieberg’s testimony.
    10.24.18
    4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Don Mills Collegiate Institute
    15 The Donway East
    Room 126
    North York, ON M3C 1X6
  • 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.
    10.29.18
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

November

  • 1
    Stolen Lives Online Course
    Online Course
    Online
    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.

    Stolen Lives: Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools

    In this online course, we will explore the history of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools through primary source texts and survivors’ personal testimonies to better understand the devastating history and long lasting impact on former students, their families, and entire Indigenous communities.
    11.1.18 - 12.6.18
    Online
  • 5
    The History of Womens' Activism and #MeToo Today
    Webinar
    Online

    The History of Womens' Activism and #MeToo Today

    Facing History and Ourselves is pleased to partner with the Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) as we engage with the topic of the #metoo movement within the greater context of women's activist history. 
    Online
    11.5.18
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 5
    How to Talk to your Children about the Holocaust
    Community Event
    Ontario

    How to Talk to your Children about the Holocaust

    Understanding how and when to address sensitive issues with your child can be a challenge. Join us for a presentation and discussion on how to talk to your children about the Holocaust. The evening will begin with a talk from noted psychologist, Dr. Dona Matthews, and conclude with facilitated discussions in groups of parents with similarly-aged children.
    Miles Nadal JCC
    750 Spadina Avenue
    Toronto, ON M5S 2J2
    11.5.18
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 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
  • 6
    Gender and Holocaust Memory Panel (Holocaust Education Week
    Community Event
    Ontario

    Gender and Holocaust Memory Panel (Holocaust Education Week)

    George Ignatieff Theatre
    (University of Toronto)
    Devonshire Place
    Toronto, ON M5S 2C8
    11.6.18
    7:30 pm - 9:30 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
    Ursuline College
    Daley Hall
    2550 Lander Rd
    Pepper Pike, OH 44124
  • 9
    Facing Today Forum: What Makes Democracy Work?
    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 Today Forum: What Makes Democracy Work?

    Join us for a conference at Hunter College that will explore questions of the fragility, and promise, of democracy and how students can engage in this process.
    11.9.18
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Hunter College School of Education
    904 Lexington Ave
    New York, NY 10065
  • 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 - 7:30 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
  • 26
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    11.26.18 - 11.27.18
    10:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • 26
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    11.26.18 - 11.27.18
    10:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • 28
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    11.28.18 - 11.29.18
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 28
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    11.28.18 - 11.29.18
    10:30 am - 5:00 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
  • 6
    Teaching The 57 Bus
    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.

    An Evening with The 57 Bus Author Dashka Slater

    Join Facing History and award-winning journalist Dashka Slater, author of the YA nonfiction book The 57 Bus, for an evening discussion.

     

    12.6.18
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Berkeley High School
    1980 Allston Way
    Berkeley, CA 94704
  • 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
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

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

    1.23.19 - 1.24.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    IL
  • 23
    An Introduction to Facing History’s Civics Resources
    Webinar
    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.

    An Introduction to Facing History’s Civics Resources and Approach

    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
  • 29
    Teaching Current Events
    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.

    Navigating Critical Conversations: Teaching with Current Events

    This workshop will focus on Facing History’s approach to bringing current events into the classroom.

    1.29.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    TBD
    Chicago, IL
  • 31
    Teaching Holocaust Literature
    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.

    Teaching Holocaust Through Literature in Middle and High School

    We will examine ways to integrate primary source documents with different Holocaust memoirs appropriate for both middle and high school as we dig into fundamental questions of human behavior.

     

    1.31.19 - 2.1.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    Chicago, IL

February

  • 11
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text. 
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    2.11.19 - 2.12.19
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 11
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text. 
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    2.11.19 - 2.12.19
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 27
    Implementing Restorative Practices
    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.

    Implementing Restorative Practices

    This workshop will explore ways to implement restorative practices and integrate these with Facing History pedagogy and your school community’s inclusive school culture.

     

    2.27.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    St. Martin de Porres
    6202 St Clair Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44103

March

  • 7
    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.
    3.7.19 - 4.10.19
    Online
  • 26
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.19 - 3.27.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 26
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.19 - 3.27.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

April

  • 16
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    4.16.19 - 4.17.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 16
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    4.16.19 - 4.17.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

June

  • 17
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    6.17.19 - 6.18.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 17
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    6.17.19 - 6.18.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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