Being an Upstander Today

Posted by Mary Hendra on August 26, 2015

This month Facing History and Ourselves is the featured partner on Connected Learning TV for the series, Creating Upstanders in Today’s World. We are publishing the recorded webinars here with additional resources.

What does it mean to be civically engaged today?

Our final webinar in the series gave us the opportunity to look at what student upstanding looks like today, and I was struck by the small steps and mindsets that demonstrate student engagement.

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Topics: Choosing to Participate, CLTV, Student Work, Upstander

Getting Equipped to Engage in Challenging Conversations

Posted by Mary Hendra on August 17, 2015

This month Facing History and Ourselves is the featured partner on Connected Learning TV for the series, Creating Upstanders in Today’s World. We are publishing the recorded webinars here with additional resources.

Becoming an upstander in today’s world includes being equipped and willing to engage with the challenging issues of our time, including race, class, and gender. We've seen this many times in the last year, as Ferguson, Baltimore, Charleston, and other places with tragic violence have filled our news.

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Topics: Identity, Critical Thinking, CLTV, Upstander

CLTV: Holocaust and Human Behavior

Posted by Mary Hendra on August 12, 2015

This month Facing History is the featured partner on Connected Learning TV for the series, Creating Upstanders in Today’s World. We are publishing the recorded webinars here with additional resources.

In this webinar, our knowledgeable panel guests dive into the core case study of Facing History and Ourselves: The Holocaust and Human Behavior.

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Topics: Holocaust and Human Behavior, CLTV

CLTV: Creating a Safe and Reflective Classroom

Posted by Mary Hendra on August 5, 2015

This month Facing History is the featured partner on Connected Learning TV for the series, Creating Upstanders in Today's World. We are publishing the recorded webinars here with additional resources.

Our first webinar focused on Creating a Safe and Reflective Classroom.

The purpose of education is to cultivate thoughtful, informed, competent, creative, and compassionate students, who, filled with a sense of wonder and an appreciation of life in all its diversity, see themselves as active participants in creating a more just society."

- Doc Miller, Facing History and Ourselves

Doc and LA educator Stephanie Carrillo shared their experience and practical strategies for creating a safe, reflective, classroom community which forms the foundation for students to develop a sense of agency in the world. Doc has identified these as:

  • Mutual Respect
  • Space
  • Culture of Questioning
  • Silence
  • Student to Student Discussions
  • Connecting Content to Students’ Lives and to the World Today
  • Allowing for a Variety of Ways for Students to Express and Enrich Their Learning
  • Creating Space for Diverse Viewpoints
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Topics: Safe Schools, CLTV, Upstander

Creating Student Upstanders in Today’s World

Posted by Mary Hendra on August 2, 2015

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, student, or not currently involved with formal education, what can you do to foster an attitude of standing up to injustice?

Join educators from the Learn+Teach+Share blog this month in exploring together the steps and strategies that can help students recognize their voice and agency in today’s world.

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Topics: Choosing to Participate, CLTV, Upstander

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