History is Relevant Teacher Workshop
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
620 N Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Educators of all disciplines are invited to discover the latest resources available to teach your students the lessons learned from the Oklahoma City bombing in this FREE workshop.

  • Hear Susan Winchester share her story of hope. Susan’s sister, Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Clark was killed in the Oklahoma City bombing. In 1998, Winchester was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives where she was instrumental in passing legislation to ensure the story of the bombing became part of Oklahoma’s high school curriculum. She has also served as Chairman of the Memorial Board of Trustees.
  • Tour the Museum with an expert on how to lead a student group
  • Participate in a demonstration in our Inasmuch Uncover-Discover STEM Lab
  • Learn how to use our new video lessons and digital resources in your classroom
  • Hear from Park Ranger, Larry Toll PhD, about the National Park Service educational services
  • Try your hand at being a forensic investigator with Cait Porterfield from UCO’s Forensic Institute
  • Discuss the importance of civil discourse with our Better Conversations program for the classroom

Then join us for a special panel discussion from our Better Conversations series that is bound to be of interest to educators in today’s world.

Better Conversations: Trauma and Resilience

How do we promote resilience in a world that is bombarding us with disasters?

Panel Discussion Featuring

  • Karla Vermeulen, PhD | Deputy Director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health and Associate Professor of Psychology at SUNY New Paltz
    Dr. Vermeulen teaches courses in disaster mental health, grief counseling, and developmental psychology. Her most recent book, Generation Disaster: Coming of Age Post-9/11, covers her research on the multiple stressors that shaped the developmental environment for today’s emerging adults in their youth and as they take on adult responsibilities in an unprecedentedly complex world.
  • Desiree Hill, PhD | Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at the University of Central Oklahoma
    Dr. Hill teaches courses in media management, news writing, and broadcast journalism. Following her dissertation entitled, “Timeline of trauma: A case study of newsroom management during and after the Oklahoma City bombing,” Dr. Hill has continued her work on preparing journalists for their work covering traumatic events.
  • Blayne Arthur | Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture and Oklahoma City bombing family member
    Secretary Arthur is the daughter of Dr. Margaret L. “Peggy” Clark, who was killed in the Oklahoma City bombing while serving with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A teenager at the time, Blayne rose to leadership roles as Deputy Commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture and Executive Director of the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation before being appointed in 2019 as Secretary of Agriculture.

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