POSTPONED: Professional Development with Teaching Tolerance

Jun 08, 2020

June 8-9, 2020
LBJ Library

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On June 8-9, 2020, the LBJ Presidential Library is hosting Teaching Tolerance for two days of professional development training. The trainings are open to K-12 and pre-service educators at a cost of $15 for one training or $30 for both. Each day, educators will receive breakfast and lunch as well as materials related to the topics being discussed.


Monday, June 8 - $15
Facilitating Critical Conversations

Participants will learn how to: 

  • Identify strategies and resources to create a positive and respectful learning environment where critical conversations can take place;
  • Reflect on personal assumptions and biases and recognize their impact on classroom practice;
  • Develop skills and confidence for engaging in and facilitating conversations about race and other critical topics.

Tuesday, June 9 - $15
Teaching Hard History: American Slavery

Participants will learn how to:

  • Implement Teaching Tolerance’s Teaching Hard History: American Slavery resources to improve instruction;
  • Apply new content knowledge to deepen student understanding;
  • Reflect on personal assumptions, biases and approaches when teaching about American slavery;
  • Develop a classroom culture that allows for effective, honest teaching about American slavery.

A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance was founded in 1991 to prevent the growth of hate. With a mission to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy, the organization provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. These materials can be used to supplement curriculum, to inform practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued, and welcomed participants. Learn more.

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Contact Us

Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
[email protected]

Deborah Arronge
Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
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