Holocaust training for teachers
I just learned about an interesting training opportunity for teachers, and I wanted to pass it along.
The Jewish Museum of Maryland will offer its third annual Summer Teacher’s Institute on Best Practices in Holocaust Education, a three-day seminar where teachers learn the affects of the Holocaust on world and U.S. history, government, English language arts and world religions.
“Holocaust education is sometimes a very sensitive topic,” said Deborah Cardin, the director of education at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. “Teachers feel challenged in teaching it in a sensitive, compelling manner.”
Over the last two years, 80 teachers from both private and public schools have completed training, Cardin said.
“They come away with so much education and thought,” Cardin said. “They are able to make connections with things that are going on today.”
The cost is $20 for two days of training, and $30 for the entire three-days.
This year’s training will include: testimonials from Holocaust survivor and author, Leo Bretholz; a tour of the Jewish Museum’s Lloyd Street Synagogue, the state’s oldest synagogue; a tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.; and a workshop on curriculum based on Holocaust survivor testimony.
“We need to make sure we are properly educating teachers and giving them proper training so that they can implement this in the classroom,” Cardin said.
The deadline to apply is Friday, July 20.
To register, or for additional information, teachers should call 410-732-6400.