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Teaching and Leading for Equity and Justice: Facing History Learning Summit

July 14, 2020 to July 16, 2020
Teaching and Leading for Equity and Justice

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Teaching and Leading for Equity and Justice: Facing History Learning Summit

Educators today have a tremendous responsibility: teaching students content, cultivating social–emotional skills, and preparing informed and active global citizens to create a more equitable and inclusive society.  Across the country, courageous educators and administrators are acknowledging that schools themselves—both the practice of schooling and the outcomes students are achieving—are not equitable across lines of race and class. Facing History and Ourselves has designed an approach and a professional development model to help educators address these troubling and historically rooted disparities. 


During this three-day summer learning summit, school leaders and teachers will embark on an inspiring, challenging, and empowering journey. Our vision is to support educators both individually and collectively as they move to culturally mediated and equitable practices where all students find their voice, become critical thinkers, and are fully engaged in their education.  Through interactive and critically conscious pedagogy, educators will examine the history of American education, investigate current systems of inequity, and gain the tools necessary to mitigate against these barriers to equity. 


In this learning summit, you will:

  1. Explore the history of race, schooling, and academic identity to better understand the root causes of present-day educational inequities

  2. Engage with contemporary scholarship in the field of race and equity and gain the necessary tools to address these historical legacies in your school context

  3. Work in school-based teams to develop mindsets and tools for engaging in equity-based work and to increase your capacity to lead your colleagues through these difficult conversations.


Cost and Details:

  • The preferred deadline to apply is April 29, 2020. We will begin reviewing applications after this date.

  • Schools are required to send teams of educators—including both teachers and administrators—to this summit.  The team must include at least one administrator.  A team can include a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 people per school.  Each individual member of the team must submit a separate application to be accepted.

  • Space is limited and registration is first come, first served.  

  • Cost: $750 per person, with a $100 discount for the 4th and 5th registrant

  • Partial need-based scholarships for this event will be available in limited quantities

  • Participation in this summit includes the following additional benefits: Follow-up consultation with a Program Associate from Facing History, discount on future on-site PD based on availability, and three scholarships for teachers to attend future Facing History professional development

TBD - Greater Boston Area
July 14, 2020 - July 16, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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