Adolescence is a time when two tasks take on special importance: determining our own individual identity and figuring out where and how we belong. These themes of identity, membership, belonging, and participation are the cornerstones of Facing History’s new advisory curriculum, Community Matters. Our curriculum is designed to help you build student-centered spaces where honest questioning, discussion, and social and academic growth can occur. Participating students build understanding and empathy, break down stereotypes, find and build their voices, and develop the skills necessary for academic and community success.
Community Matters supports and challenges young people who are beginning to see themselves as unique individuals with a desire to belong.
In this webinar, you will:
Explore how to help define your school’s vision of advisory programmatically — What is its function or purpose, and what does or will it look like in practice?
Become familiar with Facing History’s new advisory materials and teaching methodology for a student-centered classroom
Consider how advisory helps to build community within the classroom setting and school at large
Live captioning will be provided during this webinar taking place from 3 - 4 PM 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.
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.