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Dialogue, Discussion and Debate: Navigating critical classroom conversations


Date:  Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - Online           

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Registration starts 15 minutes prior)



The registration period has closed for this event.


Registration is Free.


Registration open through 9/11/2020 11:59 PM



Controversy surrounds us, impacting our students' lives, our lives, and our classrooms. In this session we will identify and practice norms, procedures and protocols to aid us in addressing controversial issues meaningfully and to honor diverse perspectives. Learn teacher moves that will help you and your students navigate difficult issues and explore strategies that will help you prepare for conversations that will inevitably arise in today's learning environments

About Us

The MAISD is a strong regional education service agency serving the public schools of Muskegon and parts of Oceana, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties.

Our primary mission is to provide the leadership, programs, and services that enhance the success of everyone we serve and it is our vision to be the premier source for quality educational leadership, programs, and services.

Continuing Education

1.75 Professional Development Hours

1.75 SCECHs Available


Ellen Zwarensteyn serves as the executive director for the Michigan Center for Civic Education. She is an active leader in both statewide and national social studies communities.

Tom Hinken is the social studies consultant for the Muskegon Area ISD. Prior to coming to work at the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Tom taught social studies for 20 years in elementary and middle schools. Tom is also an active member on statewide social studies committees.





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