Upcoming Professional Development

2016

September

  • 24
    Immigration in a Changing World
    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.

    Immigration in a Changing World: Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging

    In this workshop, we will highlight the experiences of immigrants from the 1800s to the present and raise questions about tensions between race, democracy, and citizenship.   

     

    9.24.16
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Castilleja School
    1310 Bryant Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • 26
    Teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    Online Workshop
    Online

    Teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is an international and aspirational document created by Eleanor Roosevelt, and many others, in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust. This online workshop will prepare you to bring this history into your classroom.
    9.26.16 - 9.30.16
    Event
  • 26
    Teaching Young Adult Literature
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $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.

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, 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. 
    9.26.16 - 9.27.16
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
  • 28
    The Right to Vote: Who Has It and Who Decides?
    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.

    The Right to Vote: Who Has It and Who Decides?

    With an historic election upon us, we invite you to a workshop on the enduring struggle for voting rights in America. We will look at moments in our history in which influential individuals, groups, and governments made choices about who would be enfranchised or disenfranchised. We will ask why and how the vote has been extended or restricted over time, and will consider how these changes have shaped democracy and national identity.

    9.28.16
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund
    40 Rector Street
    5th Floor
    New York, NY 10006
  • 30
    An Introduction to Facing History and Ourselves
    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.

    An Introduction to Facing History and Ourselves Resources and Pedagogy

    This interactive workshop will introduce teachers to Facing History resources and pedagogy by using nonfiction texts that focus on themes of identity, membership, and choosing to participate. Workshop sessions are designed to engage teachers in activities that will provide an introduction to these ideas for use at the beginning and throughout the school year.
    9.30.16
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622

October

  • 5
    Teaching To Kill A Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $20.00

    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 Facing History's new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    10.5.16 - 10.6.16
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 6
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? This online course explores the Reconstruction Era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    10.6.16 - 11.16.16
  • 6
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This online course introduces Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education into ELA curricula through the exploration of themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward other members of their communities.

    10.6.16 - 11.9.16
  • 6
    Election Year Civics and News Literacy
    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.

    Election Year Civics: Teaching Current & Controversial Issues and News Literacy

    This interactive workshop will focus on building knowledge, skills, and dispositions to help teachers encourage students to choose to participate while meeting the Illinois statewide civics mandate. 
    10.6.16 - 10.7.16
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 13
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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.

    Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    In 1957, nine black teenagers faced angry mobs in their attempt to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In this online course we will examine this pivotal moment in the U.S. history and explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by the American civil rights movement and their implications today.
    10.13.16 - 11.30.16
  • 13
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial? How is it shaped by caring, compassion, and responsibility? In this online course, we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the complexities of human behavior, judgment, memory, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.
    10.13.16 - 12.7.16
  • 13
    Holocaust and Human Behavior in 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.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in a Jewish Setting

    Grounded in the study of Jewish ethics and values, this online course examines the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the connection between Jewish history and identity, the moral questions inherent in everyday life, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.
    10.13.16 - 12.7.16
  • 13
    Choosing to Participate
    Workshop
    New York

    Please register by October 4, 2016 using MyLearningPlan at TSTBOCES

    The registration fee covers all materials and breakfast for two days. Cost is $100 for participants in TST BOCES; $200 for others.

    Choosing to Participate

    Choosing to Participate focuses on civic choices—the decisions we make about ourselves and others in our community, nation, and world. The choices we make, both large and small, may not seem important at the time, but little by little they shape us as individuals and responsible global citizens.

    Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES
    555 Warren Road
    Room A14
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    10.13.16 - 10.14.16
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Event
  • 15
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    North Carolina
    $0.00

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Using Facing History’s interdisciplinary approach to citizenship education, we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups.
    10.15.16 - 10.16.16
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Queens University of Charlotte
    1900 Selwyn Ave
    Charlotte, NC 28274
  • 19
    Immigration in a Changing World
    Seminar
    Illinois
    $330.00

    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

    What does it mean to be an American? Who may become an American? In this seminar, participants will explore these questions as they consider the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States. We will consider how the choices and actions of immigrants have shaped ideas about freedom and democracy and influenced what it means to be American.
     
    10.19.16 - 10.21.16
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Instituto Health Sciences Academy
    2520 S Western Ave
    Chicago, IL 60608
  • 26
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    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.

    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    REGISTRATION is CURRENTLY FULL.  We will be offering another workshop in the Spring, date/time TBD.  To be placed on a WAITING LIST please contact: [email protected]


    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.

     

    10.26.16
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Lighthouse Community Charter School
    444 Hegenberger Road.
    Oakland, CA 94621
  • 27
    Civil Rights Historical Investigations
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $270.00

    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.

    Civil Rights Historical Investigations

    The American Civil Rights Movement was a watershed moment for our nation. This workshop will explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by this moment in history. By studying the choices that led to critical episodes in that struggle, students learn to analyze history using a lens of how identity, group membership, ethics, and moral judgements have influenced historical events and they also learn to connect this history meaningfully to contemporary events.
     

    10.27.16 - 10.28.16
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The Temple-Tifereth Israel
    26000 Shaker Blvd
    Beachwood, OH 44122
  • 27
    Children of Willesden Lane - A Refugee Story
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Children of Willesden Lane - A Refugee Story

    Lisa Jura, a young Jewish girl growing up in Vienna, was determined to become a concert pianist. In March of 1938, her dreams were shattered when German troops took over her homeland. Separated from her parents, Lisa was one of nearly 10,000 children brought to England before World War II as part of the Kindertransport—a mission to rescue children threatened by the Nazis.

    We will introduce tools and resources for teaching Lisa Jura’s story in its historical context. This will be complemented later in the year by the musical performance, The Children of Willesden Lane, by Mona Golabek, Lisa Jura’s daughter.

    10.27.16
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University
    1000 Morris Ave
    Nancy Thompson Library 2nd Fl
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 28
    Facing History and Ourselves: Choices in Little Rock
    Workshop
    New York
    $20.00

    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 and Ourselves: Choices in Little Rock

    This workshop explores the desegregation of Central High School in 1957, a defining moment in the American Civil Rights Movement. 
    10.28.16 - 10.29.16
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    525 West 120th Street
    New York, NY 10027
  • 31
    Engaging in Challenging Conversations
    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.

    Engaging in Challenging Conversations: A Forum for Independent School Educators

    Everyday reports of intolerance, bigotry, and hate across the world show how fragile democracy is. How should we engage in difficult conversations in an open, diverse, and democratic society? What does civil and honest dialogue look like? How do we talk across different values and perspectives?

    10.31.16
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Belmont Hill School
    350 Prospect Street
    Belmont, MA 02478

November

  • 3
    Literature of the Holocaust: Teaching Salvaged Pages
    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.

    Literature of the Holocaust: Teaching Salvaged Pages

    In this workshop, teachers will explore ways to use literature to help students confront the history of the Holocaust. We will examine ways to teach about adolescent choices, responsibility, and the impact of history on individual identity, and the power of diary as a historical and literary record.

    11.3.16
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 3
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    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 Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    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.
    11.3.16
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Nathan Cummings Foundation
    475 10th Ave
    10th floor
    New York, NY 10018
  • 4
    Stolen Lives: Exploring the Indian Boarding School Movement
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Stolen Lives: Exploring the Indian Boarding School Movement 1879 - 1972

    What is the legacy of the Indian Boarding School Movement? Together we will examine the complex issues of identity, particularly the differences between how a group defines itself vs. how others perceive it.  We will consider case studies of two all-Indian boarding schools, Richard Pratt's Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania and the Thomas Indian School in New York, and the schools' attempts to “Americanize” indigenous students. We will wrestle with questions of cultural genocide, the legacy of the boarding school movement, and its impact on Native American communities.
    11.4.16
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Montclair State University
    1 Normal Ave
    Montclair, NJ 07043
  • 29
    Children of Willesden Lane - A Refugee Story
    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.

    Children of Willesden Lane - A Refugee Story

    Lisa Jura, a young Jewish girl growing up in Vienna, was determined to become a concert pianist. In March of 1938, her dreams were shattered when German troops took over her homeland. Separated from her parents, Lisa was one of nearly 10,000 children brought to England before World War II as part of the Kindertransport—a mission to rescue children threatened by the Nazis.

    We will introduce tools and resources for teaching Lisa Jura’s story in its historical context. This will be complemented later in the year by the musical performance, The Children of Willesden Lane, by Mona Golabek, Lisa Jura’s daughter.

    11.29.16
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
    36 Battery Place
    New York, NY 10280

December

  • 1
    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $20.00

    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 Facing History's new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    12.1.16 - 12.2.16
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 5
    Resistance During the Holocaust
    Online Workshop
    Online
    JPEF/“A Partisan’s Memoir,” Second Story Press, p.139

    Resistance During the Holocaust: An Exploration of the Jewish Partisans

    Join us for a three-day online workshop to explore our new unit, “Resistance During the Holocaust: An Exploration of the Jewish Partisans.”  This resource, created in partnership with Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, helps counter the portrayal that Jews were helpless victims, lacking the courage or means to fight back. 
    12.5.16 - 12.7.16
    Event
  • 8
    Navigating Difficult Conversations in Your Classroom
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Navigating Difficult Conversations in Your Classroom

    Join Facing History and Ourselves, in partnership with Kean University’s Holocaust Resource Center, as we model pedagogical approaches and tools that are central to a safe and reflective classroom. Facilitating meaningful classroom conversations about current events issues may be challenging. Strategies provided in this workshop can be used to engage your class in discussions of these difficult issues.
    12.8.16
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Kean University Holocaust Resource Center
    1000 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 14
    Genocide, Mass Violence, and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Illinois
    $330.00

    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.

    Genocide, Mass Violence, and Human Behavior

    Using a range of Facing History resources, we will examine the choices individuals and groups make in the midst of war and issues of judgment and accountability during episodes of collective violence and in their aftermath.

    12.14.16 - 12.16.16
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
2017

January

  • 19
    Choices in Little Rock
    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.

    Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    This workshop explores the desegregation of Central High School in 1957, a defining moment in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

     

    1.19.17 - 1.20.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    IL
  • 23
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Online Workshop
    Online

    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    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.

    1.23.17 - 1.25.17
    Event
  • 25
    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identi
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $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.

    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. 
    1.25.17 - 1.26.17
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
  • 26
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

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

     

    1.26.17 - 1.27.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    IL

February

  • 2
    Introduction to Facing History
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $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.

    Introduction to Facing History and Ourselves

    Join us for an interactive workshop that will introduce you to Facing History’s model for engaging teachers and students with classroom-ready resources and interdisciplinary teaching strategies and content.

    2.2.17
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County
    6393 Oak Tree Blvd
    Independence, OK 44131
  • 8
    International Justice and Legacy of the Armenian Genocide
    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.

    International Justice and The Legacy of the Armenian Genocide Today

    This workshop 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.

     

    2.8.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 15
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Illinois
    $330.00

    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

    Using Facing History’s interdisciplinary approach to citizenship education, we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. 
    2.15.17 - 2.17.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    Chicago, IL
  • 23
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $270.00

    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

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility?  Using Facing History's interdisciplinary approach to citizenship education, we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups.  We will move from thought to judgement to participation as we confront the moral questions inherent in a study of violence, racism, antisemitism and bigotry.

    In the workshop you will:

    2.23.17 - 2.24.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    OH

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