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WORKSHOP: Oral History for Educators

This workshop is designed for educators who want to bring oral history into their classrooms and learning spaces. We’ll begin with a rigorous introduction to oral history theory, methods and practice before reviewing existing curricula as a jumping off place to design our own curricula/projects.

We’ll think about how oral history’s best practices dovetail with a range of learning objectives, seizing upon the field’s potential to support active listening, ethical documentary practice along with considerations of: primary sources, myth, memory, the archive as a future history, silence, talking across difference, problem solving, shared authority, collaborative analysis and historiography. Participants will be guided through a design process with a chance to workshop their emergent ideas with the group.

Note: The example curricula will be directly relevant for learners age 5 and up, though we welcome early childhood educators, as well. Please contact us with any questions about the appropriate fit of this workshop or other workshops.

Instructor: Suzanne Snider
Location: 1 North Front Street, Hudson, New York
Tuition: Sliding Scale ($475 to $700. See below for more details)*
We are accepting scholarship applications from local Hudson area educators (K-12) for three tuition-free spaces

Tuition includes an OHSS e-reader, workbook, tote bag and two group meals. A detailed schedule is provided ahead of time for participants.

*Note: These workshop dates include Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21.

Sliding Scale Information

Discounted Tuition - $475
I am a student, teacher or full-time caregiver; I have a fixed or limited income and would not be able to attend this workshop without paying the lower rate.

Standard Tuition - $575
I am employed full-time and/or have other access to resources; tuition is not a significant barrier to me attending this workshop.

Institutional Tuition/Supporter -$700
My organization, university, or employer is paying for my tuition; funds are not an obstacle for me to attend this training; I want to support OHSS and am able to pay a higher price for the workshop. I understand that this level tuition supports OHSS staff and scholarship spaces.