Join iCivics' Curriculum Associate, Lora De Salvo, and Share My Lesson for a webinar on how to build your skills and confidence for teaching controversial topics in your classroom.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
5:00 - 6:00PM EDT
Poignant moments for teaching controversial topics arise when students reveal how an issue has affected their lives. In today’s world, these moments are no longer distant ideas and events that are directly impacting our students—mentally, emotionally, and physically; instead, they are happening almost every day. There is also an added layer: Facilitating thoughtful discussions and keeping students engaged and on topic are increasingly challenging in virtual or hybrid classroom settings.
With the right approach and strategies shaped for remote environments, you can create a welcoming space for students to test-drive their ideas and to see disagreement as an opportunity to learn, not as a form of conflict. It just takes some planning, skill-building, and knowing what strategies are in your toolbox that you can employ at the right time, in any setting.
Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.