Upcoming Professional Development

2018

January

  • 22
    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 1
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 1

    There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media and in our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing.

    online
    1.22.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 25
    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.  

     
    Online
    1.25.18 - 2.28.18
  • 29
    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 2
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 2

    There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media and in our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing. 
    online
    1.29.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

February

  • 5
    Teaching Elie Wiesel's Night
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Elie Wiesel's Night

    Facing History will soon release a new edition of its teaching guide for Elie Wiesel's Night. In this webinar we will explore the new guide (available in print and as a PDF in late November) with a focus on how to use its many resources: maps, teaching strategies, as well as additional supplementary readings.

    Online
    2.5.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 6
    Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled in a single resource. Join us for a 3-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition! 
    Online
    2.6.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 12
    News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Webinar
    Online

    News Literacy in a Digital Age

    Join us for a webinar that will support you  in helping your students become informed and effective civic participants in today's 24-hour digital landscape.
    Online
    2.12.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 22
    The Armenian Genocide and International Justice
    Seminar
    California-Southern
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    The Armenian Genocide and International Justice

    This seminar examines the events leading up to the systematic murder of over one million Armenians in 1915, and the role of justice and judgment in the aftermath of such atrocity.

     

    San Diego County Office Of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    Room 306
    San Diego, CA 92111
    2.22.18 - 2.23.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

March

  • 6
    Lit Series: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $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.

    Lit Series: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

    Literature helps us explore ourselves and the world around us by sharing stories, raising questions, and presenting multiple perspectives. In this special literature book club series, Facing History offers teachers the opportunity to dive into four current pieces of young adult literature that can be taught in high school classrooms. Join us for one session or the whole series. Each session will be held in a different location in the general downtown area of Los Angeles and includes a copy of the literature, a copy of related non-fiction resources from Facing History (as available in print), and a light dinner.Individual registration is $30 per session (workshop fee waivers do not apply to this special event series).
    3.6.18
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Get Lit
    672 S Lafayette Park Pl Suite 10
    Los Angeles, CA 90057
  • 8
    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.  
    Online
    3.8.18 - 4.11.18
  • 26
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Southern

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

    The workshop 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. 

    This two-day workshop is a partnership between the Museum of Tolerance and Facing History. 

    Day 1: March 26, 2018
    10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

    Day 2: March 27, 2018 
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Museum of Tolerance
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.18 - 3.27.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 26
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Northern

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

    The workshop 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
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.18 - 3.27.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

April

  • 2
    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
    4.2.18 - 4.3.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 2
    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
    4.2.18 - 4.3.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 10
    Lit Series: Like Water on Stone
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $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.

    Lit Series: Like Water on Stone

    Literature helps us explore ourselves and the world around us by sharing stories, raising questions, and presenting multiple perspectives. In this special literature book club series, Facing History offers teachers the opportunity to dive into four current pieces of young adult literature that can be taught in high school classrooms. Join us for one session or the whole series. Each session will be held in a different location in the general downtown area of Los Angeles and includes a copy of the literature, a copy of related non-fiction resources from Facing History (as available in print), and a light dinner.Individual registration is $30 per session (workshop fee waivers do not apply to this special event series).
    4.10.18
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    TBD
  • 26
    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.
    Online
    4.26.18 - 5.30.18

June

  • 5
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $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 the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers.
    6.5.18 - 6.7.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves - Memphis Office
    TN
  • 7
    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.
    Online
    6.7.18 - 7.11.18
  • 19
    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.

     

    6.19.18 - 6.21.18
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Staff Development Building, John Ross Room
    1161 West 40th St
    Chattanooga, TN 37410
  • 20
    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
    6.20.18 - 6.21.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 20
    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
    6.20.18 - 6.21.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

July

  • 11
    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 resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    7.11.18 - 7.13.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives at New York City
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004

August

  • 6
    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.
    8.6.18 - 8.10.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives at New York City
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 8
    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

    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.
    8.8.18 - 8.10.18
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Location TBC
    Toronto,
  • 15
    Literature that Engages Students
    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.

    Literature that Engages Students in 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. Participants leave with strategies to educate and empower their students.  

    8.15.18 - 8.17.18
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Location TBC
    Toronto,
  • 20
    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.
    8.20.18 - 8.24.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    China Institute
    100 Washington St
    New York, NY 10006

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