In today's educational climate, many history-social science and ethnic studies teachers are looking to collaborate with others to identify and share best practices for teaching with and for civil discourse. This two-part workshop is intended for secondary teachers who would like to:
● think deeply about the role of discussion in education and in democracy;
● synthesize current theory and scholarship on civic dialogue; and
● share/obtain practical tools and strategies.
Day 1(No fee): Participants will hear from Dr. Judith Pace, author of Hard Questions: Learning to Teach Controversial Issues.
Day 2 (For teams of 2 or more $50 per person) (Individual registration $60): Participants will learn about and discuss strategies for improving student engagement, improving academic outcomes, and minimizing conflict when discussing current events and contested histories.