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August 22, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

When Hate Is in the Headlines: Resources for K-12 Educators


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When Hate Is in the Headlines: Resources for K-12 Educators


August 22, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT







Good for Parents
Grade Level Grades K-12, Professional Development

About This Webinar

Join us for a webinar with education experts from the American Federation of Teachers, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project, the Anti-Defamation League and Facing History and Ourselves

We will review lessons on the events in Charlottesville, covering topics such as the so-called alt-right, the history of hate and white supremacy, how to talk about race and religion, memorials and monuments, the First and Second amendments, and the emotional impact on our students. We will share resources on these topics and concrete examples of how to discuss these issues with students in elementary, middle and high school.

Our students and their families deserve to know that we are allies in the fight against intolerance and bigotry. Providing thoughtful, intentional lessons on the events in Charlottesville, and on the fight against bigotry and intolerance, is one way of addressing their very serious questions and concerns.

Watch the follow up webinar: After Charlottesville: How Uncomfortable Conversations Can Overcome Hate

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Dr. Rachelle Warren is the Education Director for the North Texas/Oklahoma Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) located in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Warren brings ADL educational resources and programs to PK-16 educators and students in addition to corporate and community settings. She joined ADL as an A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute facilitator in 2013, followed two years later by accepting her current position with ADL.

Prior to joining ADL, Dr. Warren was a public school educator in Central Texas. She taught middle and high school social studies, journalism and English as a Second Language for eight years before becoming a campus and district leader. As a principal, Dr. Warren enjoyed the challenge of opening both a new primary campus (PK-2nd grades) and a new middle school (6th-8th grades). Her district leadership responsibilities included employee and community relations, mentoring new teachers and administrators and coordinating professional development. One of Dr. Warren’s favorite responsibilities was co-chairing an annual conference on diversity and equity that drew multidisciplinary attendees from across the state.

Dr. Warren earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from The University of Texas and a doctorate of education in educational administration from Texas A&M University.

Xian Franzinger Barrett is a part-time special education teacher and stay-at-home parent. An AFT member, he previously taught Writing Language Arts, Sexual Education, Law, History, and Japanese Language and Cultures in the Chicago Public Schools. He has received numerous teaching awards, including being selected as a 2009-2010 U.S. Department of Education Classroom Teaching Ambassador Fellow. He is a founding member of #EduColor.

Steve Becton is Facing History and Ourselves’ point person for urban education related issues and partnerships, providing both local and national leadership, vision, and direction for our urban education initiatives. The work that he has done in Memphis has been the launchpad of recent innovation for Facing History’s work with urban schools across the organization’s regional offices. In 2012 Steve helped to launch an Urban Education Lab in Memphis. The lab’s highlight was the hosting of a National Urban Education Conference, which accelerated Facing History’s impact and visibility in urban schools. As a native Memphian and a legacy Shelby County School educator, Becton brings both a deep personal and professional understanding of education in our community. A 1984 graduate of Westwood High School, Becton also earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Rhodes College, his M.S. in Education Leadership from the University of Memphis, and is currently in an Urban Education Certification Program at the University of Memphis leading to a Ph.D in Urban Education.

(Fun Facts: Steve joined the staff in 2001, and he is the leading rusher in Rhodes College football history and a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame.)

Jocelyn Stanton is the Assistant Director for Program Staff Development at Facing History. She has also worked as a middle and high school teacher and administrator. In 2010, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Cape Town, where she studied the evolution of history education in post-apartheid South Africa, with particular emphasis on how the legacies of apartheid are taught in secondary schools.

Maureen Costello brings over thirty years of education and publishing experience to her roles as director of Teaching Tolerance and member of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s senior leadership team. Beginning with her years as a history and economics teacher at Staten Island’s Notre Dame Academy High School, Costello has committed her career to fostering the ideals of democracy and citizenship in young people. After leaving the classroom she directed Newsweek's education program, which was dedicated to engaging high school and college students in issues of public concern. Immediately before joining Teaching Tolerance, she oversaw development of the 2010 Census in Schools program for Scholastic Inc. in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. Costello is a graduate of the New School University and the New York University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

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SML Member

RANDI WEINGARTEN is president of the 1.7 million-member AFT, AFL-CIO, which represents teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and staff; nurses and other healthcare professionals; local, state and federal government employees; and early childhood educators. The AFT champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for students, their families and communities. The AFT and its members advance these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through members’ work.

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Director of Share My Lesson, AFT

Kelly Carmichael Booz oversees the AFT PreK-12 online resources serving 2.1 million educators on the AFT's, the AFT's E-Learning professional development platform, and the production and dissemination of PreK-12 publication for the AFT's 1.7 million members. Kelly was appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Standards of Learning Innovation Committee to evaluate the Virginia accountability and assessment systems. Kelly was elected to the Alexandria City School Board in 2012 and served on the Board from 2013-2015. For her work in the community, she was named Alexandria, Virginia's Chamber of Commerce 40 under 40 in 2017.

Working in various civic education capacities, Kelly serves on the Board of Directors for Virginia Civics, which promotes constitutional literacy, critical thinking, and civic engagement, empowering the next generation of leaders in Virginia. Previously, Kelly served as Director of Civic Education at James Madison’s Montpelier and as Manager of Teacher Programs at Alexandria’s Close Up Foundation.

Kelly has a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia a B.A. from Carleton College.

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SML Member
Albert Shanker Institute
Executive Director

Mary Cathryn Ricker is a National Board Certified middle school English/language arts teacher who has served as Minnesota’s Commissioner of Education, as Executive vice-president of the American Federation of Teachers, and as president of the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers, Local 28. Prior to her leadership outside of the classroom, Ricker was a classroom teacher for 13 years in Minnesota, Washington State, and South Korea.

As Minnesota’s Commissioner of Education, Mary Cathryn Ricker lead a school finance working group examining Minnesota’s school finance systems and recommending reforms. She advocated for a more student and family facing department of education, resulting in increased, direct outreach including translated materials and translation services. Additionally, Ricker worked alongside advocates in the effort for legislation for Indigenous Education for All, ethnic studies, credit attainment for students experiencing housing instability or homelessness, expanding social/emotional learning, strengthening teacher diversity efforts, including cultural competency in teacher and principal evaluations and non-exclusionary discipline policies—winning a prohibition on public preschool suspensions and dismissals in a special legislative session. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ricker lead an effort to act on the science, create safe and healthy learning conditions, and prioritize in-person learning by establishing localized learning models, listening and responding to the community—including building MDE’s most ambitious and diverse family-facing communication work—providing statewide professional development in meeting the needs of students with special needs, students experiencing housing instability, students learning English as a new language, and Black, Indigenous, and students of color, and investing in necessary health and safety items like technology, protective equipment, and COVID testing. 

When Mary Cathryn was executive vice-president of the AFT, under the leadership of AFT President Randi Weingarten, she created and lead the AFT Professionalism Task Force and organized the AFT Gun Violence Prevention Advisory Committee. Ricker also lead the AFT Innovation Fund, focusing on expanding and supporting career and technical education and full-service community schools. Additionally, she coordinated local, state and national unions support for refugee children at the border, lead involvement in ethnic studies movement, advocated and organized for comprehensive immigration reform and for strengthening education for English language learners. She organized a member/staff working group for Native American advocacy and represented AFT in professional membership work, including as Program and Policy Council division liaison.

As president of the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers, Ricker pioneered the concept of bargaining for the common good, an approach to negotiating where union members share the power they have at the negotiating table with students, families, and community members to negotiate around a set of demands that benefit members, students, and the broader community. She lead the effort to win contract language such as citizenship leave and a school nurse for every child, and she championed innovative, teacher-built solutions that improve teaching and learning as well as strengthen public education. These include the union's alternative teacher recruitment and licensure program, CareerTeacher; a full-spectrum peer assistance and review program; site-based school redesign and governance; a parent-teacher home visit project; comprehensive professional development; paraprofessional pathways to teaching, dedicated paraprofessional professional development; and meaningful community engagement as the union's work.

Ricker also serves on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards board of directors. Her teaching and leadership have been recognized with a number of other honors, including receiving the Education Minnesota Peterson-Schaubach Outstanding Leadership Award, qualifying as a semifinalist for the NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, and serving as a featured contributor in the Annenberg Foundation's national professional development series "Write in the Middle." She has spoken and written extensively about teaching and learning, professionalism, and human rights issues and her work has appeared in local and national publications. She has traveled to speak, teach, or study public education, the labor movement, and democracy, including in Europe, North and South America, and Western Asia/the Arabian peninsula.

A native of Hibbing, Minnesota, she earned her undergraduate degree in English with a mathematics minor at the University of Saint Thomas, and completed graduate work in Teacher Leadership at the University of Minnesota.

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Director of Curriculum and Training, ADL

Jinnie Spiegler is the Director of Curriculum and Training at ADL, where she has been since 2013. In this capacity, Jinnie is responsible for the oversight, development and creation of curriculum and training efforts including print anti-bias curriculum guides, online resources, anti-bias training and special projects. In addition, Jinnie writes other online education tools and resources, presents at national conferences, writes articles and blogs for ADL and other external publications, oversees the civics education project and serves as an advisor to MTV’s Look Different campaign and the Ad Council’s Love Has No Labels campaigns.

Jinnie has worked for over 20 years in the field of K-12 education for both NYC-based and national educational organizations and institutions. Her professional interests include project-based learning, current events and civics education, children’s literature, social media, anti-bias, diversity and social justice education. Jinnie has a Masters’ degree (M.Ed) in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.

Professional Credit

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.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.



TT Resources.docx

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February 13, 2020
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ADL Resources.docx

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Facing History- Slides for 8_22 Webinar.pptx

February 10, 2020
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Tackling Issues With High Emotional Impact in the Classroom.pptx

February 10, 2020
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Educolor resources.docx

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TT for SML webinar 8-22.pptx

Lesson Plan
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ADL SML post Charlottesville webinar.ppt

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When Hate is in the Headlines Webinar Group Chat.xls

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4 Reviews
Great Webinar. How can I access my certificate for the webinar on Stop Hate?
June 02, 2020
This looks very cool. Going to save it to watch when I have some free time and incorporate into my unit on civil liberties and the Constitution. C-SPAN Classroom Deliberations had some good resources on hate speech and free speech too.
Brian Rock
October 17, 2017
August 23, 2017
Thank you!
August 22, 2017
It was a great webinar from what I heard, but unfortunately the technical issues kept me from getting the entire webinar. I downloaded Flash and ran the test multiple times before I finally was logged in.
August 22, 2017