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Harnessing the Power of Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Graphic novels (memoirs and nonfiction) and comic books are an integral tool in increasing literacy and engagement in the classroom. Through this webinar, educators will learn the scholarship and research behind the benefits of using comics and graphic novels in the classroom while also gaining access to learning activities and materials to support this work. Participants will learn about the current research on literacy in social studies and how graphic novels improve literacy, reading comprehension, and engagement. The workshop ends with a walk-through of various activities and books that educators can use in their classrooms. Participants will receive a workshop folder, handouts, and slides at the end of the session.

Professional Development Hours awarded.

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A Brief Overview of Asian American History

Teach Asian American Stories presents a virtual webinar with scholar and TAAS Fellow Christy Lee. This 1.5 hour, virtual webinar will focus on providing middle school and high school teachers an overview of Asian American history from 1700-2000s and highlight Asian American contributions to immigration and citizenship laws that shape the United States. Teachers will leave with practical resources, tools, and ideas on how to weave AAPI contributions into their existing curriculum. Free and open to all. Professional Development hours awarded.

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Exploring Asian American Literature

Teach Asian American Stories presents a virtual webinar with scholar and TAAS Fellow Dr. Dakashna Lang. This workshop will focus on providing K-5 teachers an overview of Asian American children literature including poetry and short stories. Several AAPI authors will be highlighted, and ways to introduce these authors and their work in an age-appropriate way will be presented. Points of consideration on how to choose appropriate literature with respectful AAPI representation will be offered. Educators will leave with lesson activities based on these AAPI literature that they can use for their own classrooms and a list of AAPI authors. Free and open to all. Professional Development hours awarded.

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This is a 2-day workshop for K-12 educators in New Jersey to engage in intensive lesson plan development on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) histories. This workshop is hosted by Teach Asian American Stories (TAAS), an initiative fueled by AAPI New Jersey to help support the implementation of New Jersey’s historic AAPI curriculum law (S4021). Participating educators will gain knowledge on AAPI histories, professional development on teaching AAPI histories and lesson plan design, resources catered to their classroom grade levels, and guided focus groups with support from curriculum experts and facilitators. By the end of the workshop, participating educators will have completed a draft at least one lesson plan for their classrooms, which will then be reviewed and edited. Finalized lesson plans will be returned to educators by August 31, 2024 to implement in the school year and then published online for free public access.

AAPI Lesson Plan Development Workshop

This is a 2-day workshop for K-12 educators in New Jersey to engage in intensive lesson plan development on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) histories. Participating educators will gain knowledge on AAPI histories, professional development on teaching AAPI histories and lesson plan design, resources catered to their classroom grade levels, and guided focus groups with support from curriculum experts and facilitators. By the end of the workshop, participating educators will have completed a draft at least one lesson plan for their classrooms, which will then be reviewed and edited. Finalized lesson plans will be returned to educators by August 31, 2024 to implement in the school year and then published online for free public access.

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FDU Teacher Workshop: Teaching AAPI History & Contributions

Teaching AAPI History & Contributions

In 2022, New Jersey passed the AAPI Curriculum Mandate requiring public schools to teach AAPI contributions, history, and heritage as part of a concerted effort to reduce prejudice and promote belonging for AAPI people, culture, and communities.

Join Dr. Khayti Joshi at Fairleigh Dickinson University to learn how to bring AAPI history, culture, and people to life in middle school and high school classrooms.

Teachers will leave with practical resources, tools, and ideas on how to weave AAPI content into their current curriculum.

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Professional development workshop on microaggressions

TAAS Winter Workshop Line Up

Join us for one of our upcoming professional development workshops! TAAS workshops are designed to empower educators with the knowledge and skills they need to create engaging, culturally-relevant learning experiences that integrate Asian American history within their existing curriculum.

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A Brief Overview of Asian American History

Fairleigh Dickinson University & Teach Asian American Stories present a virtual webinar with scholar and TAAS Fellow Dr. Dakashna Lang. This 1.5 hour, virtual webinar will focus on providing middle school and high school teachers an overview of Asian American history from 1700-2000s and highlight Asian American contributions to immigration and citizenship laws that shape the United States. Teachers will leave with practical resources, tools, and ideas on how to weave AAPI contributions into their existing curriculum. Free and open to all. Professional Development hours awarded.

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Integrating AAPI Histories: Curricular Points of Entry for US History

This curriculum design webinar is tailored to middle and high school teachers, equipping them with practical strategies and a wealth of resources to seamlessly incorporate AAPI history into their social studies curricula. Educators will use AAPI histories and narratives to discover innovative ways to align their lessons with NJ learning standards.

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