Upcoming Professional Development

2018

June

  • 1
    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Self-paced 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.

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This self-paced 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.

    Online

September

  • 1
    Teaching Red Scarf Girl
    Online
    Self-paced 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.

    Teaching Red Scarf Girl

    This 5-hour self-paced online workshop introduces Ji-li Jiang's memoir, Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution, through multimedia resources, readings, and teaching strategies that offer educators an insightful window into the first tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution in China.
    Online
2019

March

  • 28
    Stolen Lives: Teaching about Indian Residential Schools
    Online
    Online 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.

    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.
    March 28, 2019 - May 9, 2019

April

  • 4
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.
    April 4, 2019 - May 8, 2019
    Online
  • 4
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.
    April 4, 2019 - May 8, 2019
    Online
  • 4
    Legacies of Reconstruction with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries
    Online
    Webinar

    Legacies of the Reconstruction Era: A Conversation with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries

    Join us as we explore the legacies of the Reconstruction Era with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, scholar of African American history and contemporary black politics.
    Online
    April 4, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 9
    Teaching Enrique's Journey
    Online
    Webinar

    Teaching Enrique's Journey: A Story of One Boy's Immigration to the U.S.

    Join us for an interactive webinar where we’ll explore the young adult version of Enrique's Journey, a powerful biography, written by journalist Sonia Nazario. We’ll discuss key and timely themes of immigration, identity and membership, and how you might address these themes in your classroom.
    Online
    April 9, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 10
    The Persistence of Hate
    Online
    Webinar

    The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism

    Join us for a webinar on how and why does antisemitism persist in communities today.
    Online
    April 10, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 11
    None is Too Many: Antisemitism in Canada’s Past
    Online
    Webinar

    None is Too Many: Antisemitism in Canada’s Past

    In this second webinar of the Antisemitism in Canada series, we will explore Canada’s restrictive immigration policy, specifically the years 1933–1948.

     

    Online
    April 11, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 16
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    California-Southern
    Seminar

    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
    April 16, 2019 - April 17, 2019
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 16
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    California-Northern
    Seminar

    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
    April 16, 2019 - April 17, 2019
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 17
    Teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism in Canada
    Online
    Webinar

    Teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism in Canada

    In this third webinar of the Antisemitism in Canada series, we will explore how acts of antisemitism are on the rise in Canada and share examples of individuals who are working to respond to and prevent instances of hate in this country.  

     

    Online
    April 17, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

June

  • 4
    Race and Membership
    Tennessee
    Seminar
    $430.00

    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.

    June 4, 2019 - June 6, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves - Memphis
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 17
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    California-Southern
    Seminar

    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
    June 17, 2019 - June 18, 2019
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 17
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    California-Northern
    Seminar

    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
    June 17, 2019 - June 18, 2019
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 18
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Tennessee
    Seminar
    $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.

    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.
    June 18, 2019 - June 20, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Staff Development Building
    1161 West 40th St
    John Ross Room
    Chattanooga, TN 37410
  • 18
    The Fragility of Democracy: The Reconstruction Era
    Ohio
    Seminar
    $200.00

    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 Fragility of Democracy: The Reconstruction Era

    The study of the Reconstruction Era in American history is essential to the understanding of citizenship and democracy in the United States today. We will explore this significant period in U.S. history, when Americans were faced with the challenge of restoring a nation amid the social and political upheaval of the civil war.
    June 18, 2019 - June 19, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Society of Friends House
    10916 Magnolia
    Cleveland, OH 44106
  • 19
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    California-Southern
    Seminar
    $300.00

    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.

    Exploring Race in America through To Kill a Mockingbird

    Connect To Kill a Mockingbird to current events, learn strategies for conversations about race, and explore primary sources that complicate the American dominant historical narrative.
    June 19, 2019 - June 21, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
    350 South Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 24
    Genocide in the 20th Century
    California-Southern
    Seminar
    $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.

    Confronting the Legacy of Genocide in the 20th Century

    This seminar examines the dehumanization, violence, and threats to democracy which created the conditions for both the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust, as well as the role of justice and judgment in their aftermath.
    June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
    350 South Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 24
    Race and Membership: The Eugenics Movement
    California-Northern
    Seminar
    $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.

    Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

    Facing History and Ourselves invites you to join us for a 3-day seminar exploring the origins of the concept of "race", the emergence and legacy of the Eugenics movement, and the role of "race" in public policy that continues to impact the United States today.

     

    Graduate level professional development units available upon request.

    June 24, 2019 - June 27, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Lick Wilmerding High School, Library
    755 Ocean Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94112
  • 24
    Foundations for Genocide Studies: HHB (Vancouver)
    British Columbia
    Seminar
    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.

    Foundations for Genocide Studies: Holocaust and Human Behaviour (Vancouver)

    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 history of a genocide 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.
    June 24, 2019 - June 26, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Simon Fraser University Campus
    Harbour Centre
    515 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
  • 30
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Setting
    New York
    Seminar
    $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.

    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 Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators in a Jewish setting.
    June 30, 2019 - July 3, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hebrew Union College
    1 West 4th Street
    New York, NY 10012

July

  • 9
    Beyond Borders
    Massachusetts
    Seminar
    $450.00

    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.

    Beyond Borders: Facing Identity, Membership, and Belonging Through U.S. Immigration

    In this seminar, participants will explore how the choices of immigrants, policy makers, and other individuals, both citizens and non-citizens alike, have redefined the relationship between freedom and democracy and have shaped what it means to be American.

     

    July 9, 2019 - July 11, 2019
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Pao Arts Center
    99 Albany St
    Boston, MA 02111
  • 9
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    New York
    Seminar
    $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 seminar explores the Reconstruction era and its importance to understanding citizenship, belonging, and democracy in the United States today. This seminar and curricular resources are part of an ongoing collaboration with New Visions for Public Schools.

    CTLE hours are avaialble for this seminar.

    July 9, 2019 - July 11, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    New Visions for Public Schools
    205 East 42nd Street
    New York, NY 10017
  • 15
    Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging in the USA
    California-Southern
    Seminar
    $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.

    Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging: The United States and Migration

    Explore questions of belonging and identity while considering the history and contemporary realities of immigration to and migration across the United States.  Presented in partnership with Reimagining Migration.
    July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
    350 South Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 16
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Tennessee
    Seminar
    $430.00

    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

    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 workshop features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers.
    July 16, 2019 - July 18, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 16
    Democracy At Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    California-Northern
    Seminar
    $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.

    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 resistant to violence are more relevant than ever and central to the work of Facing History and Ourselves. Seminar participants will study the fragility of democracy in Weimar Germany, the ensuing Holocaust, and the legacies of this history through an in-depth, case study. Their eventual instructional units or courses will require their students to wrestle with profound moral questions dependent on ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy.

     

    Graduate level professional development units available upon request.

    July 16, 2019 - July 18, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Alameda County Office of Education
    313 W Winton Ave
    Hayward, CA 94544
  • 16
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    New Jersey
    Seminar
    $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 Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's novel.

    CTLE hours are avaialble for New York State teachers.

    July 16, 2019 - July 18, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Kean University
    1000 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 22
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    New York
    Seminar
    $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 Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school social studies, history, civics, ELA, and humanities teachers.

    CTLE hours are avaialble for this seminar.

    July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives at New York City
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 23
    Holocaust and Human Behavior Featuring Elie Wiesel's Night
    Ohio
    Seminar
    $300.00

    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 Featuring Elie Wiesel's Night

    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 Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle school and high school teachers.
    July 23, 2019 - July 25, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
  • 23
    Literature that Engages Students
    Massachusetts
    Seminar
    $450.00

    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, History and Choices

    This seminar will equip you with interactive literacy strategies that you can use to engage your students in conversations around identity, history, and choices. 
    July 23, 2019 - July 25, 2019
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Noble and Greenough School
    10 Campus Drive
    Dedham, MA 02026-4099
  • 23
    Immigration in a Changing World
    California-Northern
    Seminar
    $355.00

    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

    Join us for an interactive workshop where you will explore the history and contemporary realities of human migration, movement, and related policies in the United States
    July 23, 2019 - July 25, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Brandeis School of San Francisco
    655 Brotherhood Way
    San Francisco, CA 94132
  • 29
    The Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Democracy
    New York
    Seminar
    $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.

    The Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Democracy

    How do individuals and groups in a democracy organize to correct injustice? Join us for a five-day seminar that will use the Civil Rights Movement as a case study to consider this question and position you to help your students understand how change happens in a democratic society.

    CTLE hours are avaialble for this seminar.

    July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Dominican Academy
    44 E 68th St
    New York, NY 10065
  • 30
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Massachusetts
    Seminar
    $450.00

    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 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.
    July 30, 2019 - August 1, 2019
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Atrium School
    69 Grove Street
    Watertown, MA 02472

August

  • 6
    Preparing Students for Civic Life
    Massachusetts
    Seminar
    $450.00

    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.

    Preparing Students for Civic Life: Facing History’s Approach to Civic Education

    Find out how Facing History can help MA educators meet the new History and Social Science Framework.
    August 6, 2019 - August 8, 2019
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Northeastern University
    Boston, MA
  • 6
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    New Jersey
    Seminar
    $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.

    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 Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school social studies, history, civics, ELA, and humanities teachers.

    CTLE hours are avaialble for New York State teachers

    August 6, 2019 - August 8, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The Lawrenceville School
    2500 Main St
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
  • 19
    Immigration in a Changing World
    New York
    Seminar
    $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.

    CTLE hours are avaialble for New York State teachers

    August 19, 2019 - August 23, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    China Institute
    100 Washington St
    New York, NY 10006
  • 20
    Stolen Lives Summer Seminar
    Ontario
    Seminar
    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

    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.
    August 20, 2019 - August 22, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Evergreen Brick Works
    Blake's Room, The Centre for Green Cities (2F)
    550 Bayview Avenue
    Toronto, ON M4W 3X8

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