Professional Development Workshop

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorde

The ideas of race and history of racism are difficult topics to discuss in the classroom, yet they are concepts and mentalities at the very core of current events. The Ohio State University’s Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching is hosting a professional workshop for educators (grades 7-12).

Over the course of five days, we will cover the following topics:

1. Science, Race, and Society

2. Race, Racism, and the African American Experience in the United States

3. Indigenous Peoples in North America

4. Nazi Racism and Antisemitism

Each day will consist of topic overviews led by scholarly experts, pedagogy methods facilitated by master teachers, resource sessions, and group discussions. Participants will gain the skills and tools to successfully teach the “hard histories” of slavery, genocide, colonialism, and white supremacy. The Goldberg Center and College of Education and Human Ecology will provide CEUs and a stipend will be available to those interested in developing teacher resources for publication.

Deadline has passed.

For additional information, please contact Nikki Freeman at

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