The Summer Seminar will provide teachers of all grades and content areas (K-12) the resources and skills needed to engage students in complicated conversations about using events of the past to grapple with current issues of social justice.
Each cohort of teachers will participate in a fully funded week-long summer seminar at Rowan University, in Glassboro, New Jersey.
The seminar will be facilitated by expert teachers and international scholars. With a focus on the New Jersey mandated curricula on the Holocaust, Amistad, LGBTQ identities, and Disability, participants will spend the morning sessions building content knowledge and making connections to current events and issues of social justice. The afternoon sessions will build teachers' pedagogical skills. Participants will work on plans and projects they can use in their individual contexts, receiving feedback from facilitators and peers.
Beyond the Summer Seminar week, participants will join bi-monthly virtual sessions in order to problem solve, share successes, and deepen their knowledge and skills. It is our hope that participants go on to turnkey what they learn in their schools, and come back to the Summer Seminar to serve as mentors and teacher-leaders for future cohorts.