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Friday, December 2 • 8:45am - 10:15am
Cultivating Tomorrow's Leaders: How Students Teaching Students Builds Community

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What tools do student leaders need to teach their peers about complex issues of identity, diversity, and social justice? How can student leaders help build positive school culture? For several years, New Haven Academy has partnered with Facing History and Ourselves, an international educational and professional development organization, to train student leaders to facilitate conversations with their peers around difficult topics in advisory and other school forums. We will discuss benefits and challenges of this model and how it fits into a whole school Facing History and Ourselves approach. We will share topics, tools, and training from our experience to help participants plan for their own schools. Middle and high school teachers interested in Facing History or student leadership are encouraged to attend.

Speakers
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David Levy

Facing History and Ourselves
David Levy is a Senior Program Associate  in the New York office of Facing History and Ourselves.  He is Co-Director of the Facing History Partner Schools Network.   Prior to joining Facing History in 2001, David taught history for eight years to middle and high school students... Read More →

Facilitators
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Meredith Gavrin

Co-founder and Program Director, New Haven Academy
I first attended a Facing History teacher seminar when I was teaching in New York City in 1996 -- and I have been working with the organization in one way or another ever since! I co-founded New Haven Academy with my husband, Greg Baldwin, in 2003. We are a public "interdistrict magnet... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 8:45am - 10:15am
Bristol Room

Attendees (11)