Educator Workshop: Women and the American (and Oregon) Story

Free and open to all middle and high school teachers in Oregon /

Thursday, September 19, 2019
3:30PM – 8PM

  • RSVP Required
  • Teachers

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205
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Event Type: WorkshopAudience(s): TeachersLocation: Portland

The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) and the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) have fantastic resources to help educators include more women’s history in the classroom! Join us and fellow educators for an interactive evening where we will share tools that are available both online and in exhibits to help you and your students see that Oregon and U.S. history are women’s history. We will provide refreshments and take-away tools as well as time at the end of the evening for casual conversation.

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible

The workshop will include:

We will have time for gathering and mingling, beginning 3:30, and the formal program will begin at 4pm.

Leslie Hayes is the Director of Education at the New-York Historical Society and has a wealth of experience writing and leading professional learning programs for teachers on topics related to women's history. Hayes is one of the two curriculum writers for New-York Historical Society's Women and the American Story curriculum guide. 

Kristen Pilgrim oversees the youth education program at the Oregon Historical Society and coordinates the statewide Oregon History Day program for middle school and high school students and teachers. Kristen holds master's degrees in comparative literature, with a specialty in feminist studies, and early and elementary education, with a teaching license. She began her career as adjunct faculty at Seattle community colleges, has taught elementary students, and has worked in museum education for federal parks, monuments, and museums in the Pacific Northwest.

Amy E. Platt is the project manager, contributor, and editor for the Oregon Historical Society's digital history projects, including The Oregon Encyclopedia and the Oregon History Project.  For over a decade, she has worked with the region's many historians, writers, researchers, and experts to publish Oregon history on the web, where it is free and accessible to everyone. When she's not on the internet, she is in the OHS archives, because everything is interesting. Amy is a Yeoman (Oberlin College) and a Viking (Portland State University), with familial loyalties to the Beavers (Oregon State University) and the Raiders (Southern Oregon University). GO THORNS.

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