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Pulitzer Center Hosting Two Workshops at the 2023 Reimagining Education Conference

Event Date:

July 11, 2023 | 2:00 PM EDT TO 3:00 PM EDT
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The Pulitzer Center’s K-12 Education team will present two workshops as part of the 2023 Reimagining Education Summer Institute, hosted by Teacher’s College at Columbia University. The conference will take place both in person and virtually from Monday, July 10–Thursday, July 13, 2023. This year, the summer institute theme is “Teaching, Learning, and Leading for a Racially Just Society."

Conference registrations are available for in-person events, virtual attendance of plenary sessions and most workshops, and access for individual days. The following hybrid workshops will be led by Pulitzer Center’s Senior Program Manager for K-12 Education, Donnalie Jamnah, and Associate Director of Education, Fareed Mostoufi.

#Teaching1619: Centering Joy While Teaching Hard History
Monday, July 10, 2023 from 2:00–3:00 pm EDT (hybrid event)

This learning workshop will help attendees understand the breadth and depth of material within The 1619 Project while modeling the resources, tools, and frameworks educators in Pulitzer Center’s 1619 Education Network have utilized to center joy, empower students, and reduce curriculum violence when using The 1619 Project in the classroom.

Workshop objectives: Participants will be able to…

  1. Engage as learners to explore multiple resources and materials from The 1619 Project and the 1619 Education Materials Collection
  2. Discuss the challenges and opportunities that come with teaching hard histories in the classroom
  3. Analyze strategies developed and employed by The 1619 Project Education Network educators in over 20 states for empowering students and cultivating joy while teaching hard histories

Fostering Empathy and Critical Thinking that Engages Students in Reporting on Racial Justice
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 from 2:00–3:00 pm EDT (in-person event)

This session will introduce educators to the Pulitzer Center mission and resources, and the ways that underreported news stories related to racial justice can support classroom instruction and goals. The session will include an exploration of the latest Pulitzer Center-supported journalism resources from a range of news outlets, followed by a guided exploration of curricular resources that model ways to use journalism to support students’ engagement with diverse content and skills. Throughout, educators will examine how engagement with underreported news stories can foster critical thinking about the root causes and lasting impacts of systemic issues, cultivate empathy, and inspire students to take informed action.

Workshop objectives: Participants will be able to…

  1. Explore reporting in diverse media formats on underreported global issues related to racial justice
  2. Evaluate how introducing students to underreported news stories can cultivate critical thinking, empathy, and informed action
  3. Analyze strategies for using news stories to support students in making local and personal connections to global issues

Click here to register for the 2023 Reimagining Education Summer Institute. For more information on connecting with Pulitzer Center staff and journalists for professional development workshops for educators, please reach out to the K-12 Education team by emailing [email protected]


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