Tanenbaum and Teaching Tolerance created a series of webinars about the importance of including religious diversity in classroom content.

Learn ways to create and modify lessons plans so they address religious diversity and be prepared to facilitate classroom discussions about religious diversity and beliefs. Each webinar will offer a variety of helpful tools and an after-session resource pack filled with turnkey tips and lesson plans.

To learn more, contact us at education@tanenbaum.org.

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Series generously supported by Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Webinars

TTWebinarSquareBannerHSchoolWEBINAR 5: APPLICATIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATORS Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM EST | FREE
Encore Presentation: Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM EST | FREE

Participants will learn how to:

-Integrate the topic of religion into your subject area by adapting what you are already teaching.
-Expand upon existing lessons about religion to address current events and students’ lived experiences.
-Implement lesson plans that help students recognize and respond to misconceptions and stereotypes about religious and nonreligious beliefs.
-Address student and parent concerns related to teaching about religion in school.

This introductory webinar is designed for high school educators of all subjects. There is no prerequisite, but it may be helpful to watch the first two webinars in the Religious Diversity in the Classroom series: What’s Law Got To Do With It? and Fostering a Culture of Respect.

WEBINAR 4: APPLICATIONS FOR MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATORS
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM EST | FREE
Encore Presentation: Thursday, February 25, 2015 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM EST | FREE

Participants will learn how to:

-Incorporate the topic of religious diversity into existing classroom content in ways that meet Common Core State Standards.
-Implement lesson plans that enable students to express their own identities while learning about diverse religious and nonreligious beliefs.
-Use a variety of resources to explore common themes among different religious traditions.

This introductory webinar is designed for middle level educators of all subjects. There is no prerequisite, but it may be helpful to watch the first two webinars in the Religious Diversity in the Classroom series: What’s Law Got To Do With It? and Fostering a Culture of Respect.

WEBINAR 3: APPLICATIONS FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM EST | FREE
Encore Presentation: Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM EST | FREE

Participants will learn how to:

-Safely and effectively teach about religion and religious differences using critical literacy strategies.
-Help students explore their own identities and the identities of others through developmentally appropriate lesson plans and classroom activities.
-Modify existing lesson plans to address religious diversity.
-Promote empathy and respectful curiosity, and combat stereotypes, prejudice and bullying.

This introductory webinar is designed for elementary educators of all subjects. There is no prerequisite, but it may be helpful to watch the first two webinars in the Religious Diversity in the Classroom series: What’s Law Got To Do With It? and Fostering a Culture of Respect.

webinar square.inddWEBINAR 2: FOSTERING A CULTURE OF RESPECT
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM EST | FREE
Encore Presentation: Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM EST | FREE

Participants in the webinar will:

-Learn strategies for creating classroom environments that reflect religious diversity
-Understand how to respond to religious intolerance in your classroom
-Identify how to support students’ religious and non-religious identities

This introductory webinar is designed for educators of all grades and subjects.

Prerequisite: We recommend registrants watch the recording of the first webinar in the series, which covers many of the legal questions about religion in schools.

What's law got to do with it?
WEBINAR 1: WHAT’S  LAW  GOT  TO  DO  WITH  IT?
Wednesday, April 9 from 3:30-4:30 pm (EST)
Encore Presentation: Thursday, April 10 from 6:30-7:30 pm (EST)

This is an introductory webinar created for educators in all grades and subjects. Webinars are not consecutive and will contain the same content.

Are you a teacher? Do you know how legal guidelines inform instruction choices about discussing religious diversity in the classroom? This webinar will help you feel comfortable addressing religious diversity in ways that foster a respectful learning environment–from basic strategies and practices to First Amendment considerations.