Collaborating with educators to share the Japanese American experience with students is an important part of furthering our mission. JANM offers professional development workshops for classroom teachers and other educators.
Virtual professional development workshops
Virtual professional development workshops for up to 30 educators can be arranged for schools, districts, or other groups of educators.
Workshops can be developed to include: 1-2 hours of live content and up to 1.5 hours of asynchronous material.
Professional development sessions must be booked at least four weeks in advance. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that availability, pricing, requirements, and options are subject to change.
Teacher Workshop: Santa Anita Race Track and Temporary Detention Centers during World War II
July 20, 2023
Join us for this special teacher workshop focused on the temporary detention centers many Japanese Americans were first sent to upon being forcibly removed from their home in 1942. These so-called “Assembly Centers” served as temporary prisons while America’s more permanent concentration camps were constructed.
Bringing An American Vocabulary: Words to Action into the Classroom
Saturday, January 21, 2023 • FREE
Join visual artist Audrey Chan, rapper jason chu, and the JANM Education Unit for this free, in-person educator workshop on bringing An American Vocabulary: Words to Action into the classroom.
Little Tokyo: How History Shapes a Community Across Generations
An NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop for teachers
July 17–22 and July 24–29, 2022
Los Angeles, CA
Little Tokyo: How History Shapes a Community Across Generations examined history through the neighborhood of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, California. With a focus especially, but not exclusively, on the Japanese American experience, this week-long workshop was offered twice: July 17–22 and July 24–29, 2022. During the course of the workshop, participants were joined by scholars, educators, curators, and community historians to learn about this unique place and how it has evolved through history.