Tuesday, June 7, 2022 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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History Education: Bringing History Organizations and Educators Together

Tuesday, June 7th
12:30 p.m.

Learn more about efforts to build a statewide network of historians, archivists and educators for the promotion of authentic history education that elevates the voices of the underrepresented, uses historical records, and develops the next generation of active and engaged New York State citizens. The conversation will focus on applying a regional approach to this work given the demographic and geographic diversity of New York State and ConsidertheSourceNY.org.

About The speakers


Kristi Fragnoli Dr. Kristi Fragnoli is President of the New York Council for History Education (NYCHE) and a Professor in the Lally School of Education at The College of St. Rose. Dr. Fragnoli has over 10 years of public school teaching. She taught as an Assistant Professor at the State University at Cortland and was an adjunct at Syracuse University, while finishing her doctorate degree at Binghamton University. In addition to serving as a consultant for the New York State Archives. she is a Member of the New York State Education Department Content Advisory Board for Social Studies.

_Jen Hesseltine Jennifer Hesseltine is the NYCHE North Country Liaison and K-12 Education Consultant & Strategist. As a former teacher and present-day designer of learning experiences for both students and teachers, her overall purpose is to inspire a love of learning well beyond the walls of a classroom or covers of a textbook. The present-day K12 education environment informs her ideas and services.


Lavada Nahon


Lavada Nahon is the Interpreter of African American History for NYS OPRHP-Bureau of Historic Sites; and a culinary historian focused on the 17th – 19th centuries, mid-Atlantic region, with an emphasis on the work of enslaved cooks in the homes of the elite class. She is also a generalist in New York African American history 19th through 20th century. She has 20 plus years of public history experience working with a variety of historic sites, societies, and museums across the tri-state region.


Jordan Jace is the Assistant Director of Education at the Archives Partnership Trust. A researcher, writer, project manager, and educator, Jordan has extensive knowledge and familiarity with using historical resources (including documents, artifacts, historic sites) for educational purposes. Their work experience includes 6 years as a professional archaeologist and 4 years as a secondary Social Studies teacher. Jordan is also the statewide coordinator for the New York Council for History Education (NYCHE), the New York State Archives Student Research Awards Program, and the newly launched ConsidertheSourceNY.org Diversity and Collaborative Knowledge Project. 

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A direct link and password to digital meeting space will be emailed to all registrants ahead of time. Contact aptrust@nysed.gov with questions or in need of assistance.