January PD Workshops for the New Year

I’ll be leading several workshops in the new year. If you’re looking for some great Professional Development opportunities, come join me!

January 11, 2015: From Freedom Summer to Ferguson: Teaching Dr. King in the 21st Century: Boston, Simmons College

Join us for a teachers’ workshop focused on the newly published anthology, A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr. for Students. Educators will learn close reading strategies, historical connections, and writing ideas that will enable them to share King’s work with their students and meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards.

An ELA workshop (grades 7-12) will be led by Dr. Kimberly N. Parker, English faculty at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. A History workshop (grades 7-12) will be led by Dr. Andrea McEvoy Spero, Director of Education for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. Breakfast will be provided. All participants will receive complimentary teaching materials, including a copy of the anthology.

All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a class set of A Time to Break Silence.

Note: Note: workshops will run concurrently. Choose one workshop when you RSVP. Space is limited to 25 ELA teachers and 25 History teachers. Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-freedom-summer-to-ferguson-teaching-dr-king-in-the-21st-century-registration-14925047218

Tuesday, January 13: Raising an Upstander: The Power of Stories and Books, Sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves as part of the Raising Ethical Children Series, Post 390, Boston, 6-8 pm

I’ll be chatting about how to diversify your child’s library with books that feature a range of multicultural stories (primarily targeted to ages 0-12). More information is attached. Raising an Upstander 1.13.15

January 31, 2014: Teaching Dr. King in the 21st Century, Morehouse College, Atlanta

I’ll be co-leading a day-long workshop for Atlanta Public Schools teachers about the MLK anthology. Hosted by Morehouse College and sponsored by Beacon Press.

I hope to see you at one or all of these events (that would be great!). Space is limited; RSVP soon. Happy New Year!

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