Our vision is to support educators and school leaders both individually and collectively as they move to culturally inclusive and equitable practices where all students can find their voice, become critical thinkers, and are fully engaged in their education.
Across the country, 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 a professional development model to help educators address these troubling and historically rooted disparities.
Through interactive and critically conscious pedagogy, educators will examine the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and gain the tools necessary to address these barriers to equity. This summit will feature a live keynote presentation by Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, author of Cultivating Genius, focusing on culturally and historically responsive literacy.
In this summit, participants will:
- Explore the history of race, schooling, and academic identity to better understand the root causes of present-day educational inequities
- 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.
- Develop mindsets and tools for engaging in equity-based work, and increase their confidence and capacity to lead colleagues through these necessary conversations.
Taking place over three days, this summit offers a real-time, interactive online classroom where participants will connect in facilitated whole- and small-group sessions.
Summit At-a-Glance Details
Who should attend this summit: Middle school and high school teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, social workers, school leaders, and school teams.
Cost: There is a non-refundable $50 registration fee due once your application has been accepted. The event fee for this summit has been waived thanks to generous funding from Facing History and Ourselves donors and partner organizations.
Duration: 3 days
Schedule: Tuesday, July 13 – Thursday, July 15, 2021
- Tuesday, July 13, 2021: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
- Wednesday, July 14, 2021: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
- Thursday, July 15, 2021: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET
See in your time zone
Time Commitment: Approximately 4.5 hours per day (plus some breaks). There is a pre-work module to complete before the seminar that is approximately 2 hours in length.
Format: Facilitated Zoom meetings with workshop materials in Canvas. You must have a laptop or PC to participate in Canvas sessions.
Certificate of Completion: Awarded upon successful completion of the summit for 15 professional development hours. Requirements for professional development hours vary by state. It is the educator's responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their state. If you are an educator based in New York, after taking this course you are eligible for 15 CTLE hours. If you are an educator based in Illinois, after taking this course you are eligible for up to 15 clock hours. Please contact email@example.com to learn more about CTLE or clock hours.
Learn More About Our Summer Seminar Offerings