Issues of equity and education have long existed in our country and continue to manifest today. How can writing and the power of one's voice help us respond to these disparities? Join us for a conversation with writer and educator, Dr. Clint Smith, where we will hear his poetry and reflections on working for justice, equity, and civic agency in our schools.
Live captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 7–8pm ET/6–7pm CT/4–5pm PT. This is a live-only event and will not be available for on-demand viewing.
You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development credit for participation if you actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from the webinar console. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.
About the Presenters:
Dr. Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and Emerson Fellow at New America. He is the author of the poetry collection, Counting Descent, and the forthcoming nonfiction book How the Word is Passed. His writing has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review and elsewhere. He received his B.A. from Davidson College and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Sarah Stuart is a Senior Program Associate who provides site-based coaching for teachers implementing Facing History and plans and facilitates workshops and seminars each year. Prior to joining the Facing History staff, Sarah taught the Facing History Elective and AP Psychology for five years at a legacy Memphis City School. She received her B.A. in Humanities and Psychology from the New College of California and an M.A. in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership at the University of Memphis.
Sarah Shields is a Senior Program Associate in the Chicago office of Facing History and Ourselves. Prior to joining Facing History in 2013, she served as an assistant principal and nationally board-certified high school social studies teacher in Chicago Public Schools. Sarah's work in CPS focused on drop-out prevention, successful matriculation to high school, and cross-cultural relationships in schools. Sarah earned a B.A. in History from UCLA, a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Social Studies from The American University in Washington, DC, and an Education Specialist degree from National-Louis University in Chicago.