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Literacy with a Social Studies Lens: Writing for Deeper Learning

April 2, 2020
Writing for Deeper Learning
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Literacy with a Social Studies Lens: Writing for Deeper Learning

Helping students express themselves is central to engaging them in an inspiring, challenging, and empowering intellectual journey. Writing—exploratory, formal, playful, provocative—helps students to engage themselves and others and to deepen their understanding of important historical content and themes. During this webinar, you will learn strategies that will help your students build informative, explanatory, and argumentative writing skills needed to address compelling issues in today's world. We will explore how to move to culturally mediated and equitable practices where all students find their voice, become critical thinkers and are more engaged in their education.

Live closed captioning will be provided during this webinar taking place from 7pm to 8pm EST. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center.


About the Presenters

Erika Henderson

Associate Program Director, Regional Growth

Facing History and Ourselves

 Dr. Erika Henderson joined the Memphis office of Facing History and Ourselves in 2016. Over the last 20 years of her career, she has coached teachers, led schools as principal, taught students, and served communities. She believes that high-quality education is the next civil rights movement, and it is our responsibility as educators to embrace and challenge others to always seek what is right for ALL students. Her love of literacy is contagious, but her passion for social justice has always led her to the Social Sciences (ethics, history, geography, sociology, psychology), child advocacy, and continuous growth for a more just and humane society.

For at least two decades, Erika has worked with youth groups that teach character education, leadership, tolerance, nonviolence, and service. She has led rural and urban school transformation in Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, and Memphis. Erika received a B.A. in English at LeMoyne-Owen College and a C.A.S. from National-Louis University in Educational Leadership. She earned her Doctor of Education, Master of Education, and Education Specialist degrees from Union University.


Wayde Grinstead

Senior Program Associate

Facing History and Ourselves 

Wayde Grinstead facilitates Facing History workshops and provides ongoing support for educators and schools in the Chicago area. He also leads the Chicago Facing History Teacher Leadership team and is active in work done in the city and state around civics and civic engagement. Prior to joining Facing History in 2012, he taught high school history for nine years in New York City. He holds MAs from Brooklyn College (Education) and the University of Maryland (American Studies).


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.

April 2, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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