Teacher Workshop: Navigating Crucial Conversations (CANCELLED)

Date(s) - April 24, 2024
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Updike Farmstead
354 Quaker Road

This program has been cancelled, due to low enrollment.

In these polarized times, how do teachers talk about things that matter? This interactive workshop invites school administrators and teachers to experience and practice strategies that support respectful conversations and perspective taking around potentially challenging topics, essential skills for effective civic participation. Attendees will leave with ready-to-use tools for navigating crucial conversations while building inclusive learning environments.

During the session, we will: 

– Provide educators an opportunity to reflect on how they prepare for and engage in crucial conversations around identity, challenging history, current events, and civic issues in their classrooms. 

– Explore resources and strategies that support development of the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in relevant conversations that are emotionally engaging, intellectually rigorous, and allow for ethical reflection.

Presenter Bio:

Frank Stebbins is a Senior Program Associate at Facing History. Frank facilitates professional development, and is a member of teams focusing on school wide program development, Holocaust and Genocide scholarship, and Teaching for Equity and Justice. Before joining the Facing History team, he was a New Jersey educator for 17 years.

From one classroom in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1976, Facing History & Ourselves has become a global organization with a network of hundreds of thousands of middle and secondary school educators reaching millions of students worldwide. We help educators prepare students to participate in civic life—using intellect, empathy, ethics, and choice to stand up to bigotry and hate in their own lives, communities, and schools.


Bookings are closed for this event.