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Fostering Community and Centering Students in the New School Year

Date: Thursday - May 28, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: eSeminar

Online via zoom, led by Katie Leo, Facing History and Ourselves

Audience: Classroom educators in grades 5-12



Fostering Community and Centering Students in the New School Year

Katie Leo, Facing History and Ourselves

Target Audience: Classroom Educators in grades 5-12

Join Facing History and Ourselves as we discuss ways to develop students’ social-emotional skills in order to engage in an open and supportive classroom community, both virtually and in person. Special consideration will be given to this complex moment as we look towards the end of the school year, and ways we can begin again in September. We will explore ways to create inclusive environments where students honor and value differing perspectives, question assumptions, and actively listen to each other. This webinar will feature resources from Facing History’s Back to School Toolkit, and advisory curriculum, Community Matters. 

Facing History uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and students to stand up to bigotry and hate. Facing our collective history and how it informs our attitudes and behaviors allows us to choose a world of equity and justice. Facing History’s resources address racism, antisemitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history; we help students connect choices made in the past to those they will confront in their own lives.

Katie Leo is a program associate at Facing History and Ourselves, primarily working with schools in the five boroughs of NYC. In her current position, Katie supports educators as they create supportive academic environments where students learn to make ethical decisions with courage and conviction. Prior to joining the staff of FHAO, Katie served as a high school teacher for 11 years, where she taught classes on nonviolence, current events and the Civil Rights Movement.  In 2017, Katie received a Margot Stern Strom teaching award from FHAO which allowed her to bring students on a study trip to the South to visit some of the major sites of the Civil Rights Movement. Katie lives in Brooklyn, NY with her family.

NYSAIS member schools - $25.00

Non-members - $50.00

Register here

Registration closes 1 hour before the start of the event.

Be sure to enter all attendee email addresses correctly.

The Zoom link for this eSeminar will be sent in the confirmation email after you finish the registration process. Please do not consider yourself officially registered until you receive the email.

This eSeminar will be recorded and, depending on privacy and quality concerns, may be provided to registrants after the presentation.

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