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Professional Learning

Bringing Current Events Into The Classroom

Engaging with current events is an essential part of educating young people to be informed and humane citizens in a democracy. Join us virtually for a workshop where we will explore how to bring unfolding events into the classroom, and model adaptable strategies that foster thoughtful classroom conversations.

October 06, 2022 | 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT

Virtual

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About this event:

Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.

Instructor-Led

This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

Key Points

  1. How to make meaningful connections between current events and your curriculum

  2. Teaching ideas for addressing breaking news and ongoing issues

Teaching current events can be challenging: the news cycle moves quickly, stories are complex, and unfolding events can spark strong emotions. But engaging with current events is an essential part of educating young people to be informed and humane citizens in a democracy.

Join Facing History and Ourselves in a virtual workshop as we explore tools and strategies that help educators organize discussions on current events in their classrooms, develop young peoples’ capacity to examine issues from multiple perspectives, and think critically about the world around them. This workshop will feature content, pedagogy, and resources for addressing the question of how we can prepare students to actively engage with the world outside our school walls.

CTLE hours will be provided upon completion of the two part series for NY educators and Certificates of Attendance will be provided for New Jersey educators.