Echoes and Reflections

Courses by Echoes and Reflections (sponsored by the Anti Defamation League, Yad Vashem and the USC Shoah Foundation) are free of charge. For information, see​​

Echoes & Reflections empowers middle and high school educators with dynamic classroom materials and professional development. Offered and listed on their website is a powerfully-packed schedule of free year-round webinars, online courses, and in-person programs and other resources to help educators gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to effectively teach students about the holocaust.  

Spring Program (on-demand access began 1/8/18) - Three-part online program: Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - you can join at your convenience and are supported by an expert facilitator throughout. 

Summer Seminars:
Advanced Learning Seminar at Yad Vashem (June 19 – 29, 2018)
Educational Journey through Poland with Yad Vashem (July 14 – 20, 2018)

Applications to participate in each of these 2018 summer seminars each of these were due in February, 2018. Yad Vashem Seminar must be submitted by February 1, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by March 1, 2018, and will have until May 1, 2018 to complete the project. The costs of tuition and the hotel stay for all ten days of the seminar are fully subsidized. Participants will be reimbursed up to $1000 for their airfare to Israel. 

Successful applicants for the Journey through Poland were notified by March 15, 2018, and have until May 15, 2018 to complete the project. 

The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights


Our twelve-day summer seminar is open to middle school, high school, and college educators from across the United States and will take place from June 16 – 28, 2018 in NYC. Led by Sondra Perl and Jennifer Lemberg, the seminar encourages teachers to think creatively and collaboratively about how they teach the Holocaust, genocide, and social justice. Participants become adept at dealing with difficult material and discover how writing, dialogue, and inquiry can help motivate students toward social action. Prior experience teaching the Holocaust or focusing on social injustice in the classroom is required. Applicants should have at least five years’ classroom experience and need to be at least five years away from retirement. Details & application:

July 16 - 21, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina

This seminar, sponsored by The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI), takes its core focus from the TED Talk by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie, entitled The Danger of a Single Story, which addresses her experiences as an educated Nigerian woman in a world of prejudice and ignorance. Through speaker presentations, field trips, a visit with a Holocaust survivor, and other interactive experiences, educators will engage with topics of Holocaust education that are not well-represented in the traditional Holocaust curriculum. The seminar will also provide participants with the tools needed to broaden their approach to teaching about the Holocaust and other  human rights issues. The seminar application process is open to all middle school, high school, and college level educators, as well as those in the final year of preparation for a teaching career. There is no cost for the seminar and most meals are covered. Low cost housing will be available through Queens University. Details & application:

Educator Workshops, Conferences, Seminars & Webinars

North Carolina Council on the Holocaust Teacher Workshops

Holocaust Educators Workshop (HEW), June 17-21, 2018
This summer conference will be held at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, NC. The Holocaust Council will be providing most meals, accommodations for out-of-town participants at NCSU, and a certificate of participation for CEU credits.  View flier & registration here:

2nd Summer Bus Trip to Washington, DC and the USHMM, July 11-14, 2018
Last year, the Holocaust Council sponsored its first bus trip for teachers to Washington, DC and the USHMM. The Council is offering its second bus trip for NC Holocaust educators. The NC Holocaust Council and the NC Holocaust Foundation will be covering most of the costs of this trip for 30 classroom teachers. View flier & application here:

More workshops offered listed here:

Workshops are open to North Carolina teachers in public, charter, and private schools. They are most appropriate for Language Arts and Social Studies teachers in middle and high schools. Substitute pay is provided for public school teachers. Participants receive a packet of teaching materials, plus selections from the Council’s publication, The Holocaust: A North Carolina Teacher's Resource (available online in full via the Council website).

Seven to nine workshops are held throughout the school year at sites across the state. Over 8000 teachers and administrators have attended Council workshops since 1989.

Contact the Council for more information.


The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education of North Carolina 
Holocaust Speakers Bureau 

The Holocaust: Global Perspectives and National Narratives
November 1 – 4, 2018

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
For more:

10th International Conference on Holocaust Education at Yad Vashem
Holocaust Education: Time, Place, and Relevance
June 25 – 28, 2018
International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel

US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Washington, DC​

Museum Teacher Fellowship Program: July 9 – 13, 2018

2018 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators
English Language Arts Session:
July 23 – 25, 2018
Social Studies / History Session:
July 26 – 28, 2018