This workshop will be 100% virtual. Participants will be provided with a Zoom link before the event.

** There will be a pre-workshop reading and a short response for all participants - this work combined with the actual virtual workshop, will satisfy the 5-hr requirement to be used for recertification. **

BONUS: Every attendee will receive a copy of My Monticello in the mail after the program, for free!


Annie Evans, MEd
Director of Education & Outreach, New American History, University of Richmond

Dr. Julian Hayter
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

Dr. Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn
Deputy Director, Learning and Engagement, Learning for Justice

Dr. Taisha Steele
Director, Human & Civil Rights, Virginia Education Association

Dr. Lisa Woolfork
Professor of English, University of Virginia. Co-Director, Center for the Liberal Arts


Dr. Derrick Alridge
Philip J. Gibson Professor of Education; Affiliate faculty member in the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies

Special Guest

Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
Author, My Monticello

Tentative Agenda

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome, greetings.

9:10 - 10:10

“Notes on the Fate of Virginia (and our Public Schools)”

Annie Evans & Julian Hayter

Includes Q&A/discussion

10:20 - 10:40

“Prepping for UVA’s 1st Year Curriculum”

Lisa Woolfork

Includes Q&A/discussion

11:00 - 12:00

“Teaching Hard History: American Slavery: Reports from the Field”

Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn + Teachers

Includes Q&A/discussion

12:05 - 12:45

Lisa Woolfork and Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

Conversation on My Monticello

12:45 - 1:00

Closing, evaluation, goodbye

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