BRIGHT Teacher Training

The BRIGHT Teacher Training Program is a fully online course developed by CLASSRoad in collaboration with the National Humanities Center and provides disciplinary approaches to promoting civil discourse in the pre-collegiate course. Through this professional development course, teachers gain an understanding of the specific ways in which the humanities can open the conversation around civility and comity. The training draws from examples in history, philosophy, art history, literature, and politics. Teacher participants are able to create curricular connections and classroom activities that follow the same model.

In a time at which our nation is plagued with mass-shootings and a rhetoric of violence and hate, this training will equip teachers to grapple with the realities of such a climate in the classrooms. Overall, the course looks to address the lack of civility leading to hate and violence in our communities. 


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The BRIGHT project is made possible through funding from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.