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Webinar for Educators: Creating Portraits of Home with HomeStories Chicago
Join the Pulitzer Center and the Out of Eden Walk Chicago Manager, Tracy Crowley, on Thursday, May 14 at 3:00 pm CT in a conversation with a panel of K-12 Educators about the HomeStories Project, an interactive map where people all over Chicago share stories of the place where they feel most at home. Inspired by the historic storytelling journey of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek, who has embarked on a multiyear walk across the planet along the pathways of our first ancestral journey out of Africa – the first human “Eden.”

Together, we’ll unpack the concept of slow journalism, a technique that encourages students to explore and engage with their neighborhood by describing landmarks and conversing with community members. We’ll discuss the Chicago HomeStories interactive map as a tool to cultivate narrative writing skills and foster student connectivity. Then we’ll speak with three Chicagoland educators who have successfully introduced the HomeStories map and the Out of Eden Walk project in their classrooms. Their presentations will be followed by a Q&A and further exploration of free digital resources and virtual learning opportunities provided by the Pulitzer Center

This webinar is recommended for K-12 educators.

Webinar attendees will receive a 1-hour certificate of attendance upon completion of a short survey.

May 14, 2020 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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