RESCHEDULED FOR 2021
DATES AND VENUE(S) TBA
Global Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, Descendants, Educators and Friends
Commemorating 75 years of liberation
For more: www.liberation75.org
July 20-21, 2020 (online)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
About the Conference
Funded by a grant from the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Foundation, this conference is designed for pre-service teachers, middle and high school educators, and community college faculty. This three-day conference introduces participants to the Museum's pedagogical approach to teaching about the Holocaust, as well as Museum resources.
At the conference, Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for teaching about the Holocaust. Participants have the opportunity to tour the Museum’s exhibitions and to explore the Museum’s full range of resources. Those who complete the conference receive a set of educational materials from the Museum.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Belfer Conference will be held virtually on July 20 and 21, 2020. Registration will close on June 1, 2020.
Waitlisted registrants will be welcomed to attend.
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 echoesandreflections.org.
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.
A Virtual Experience for rising 8-12 graders
June 22 - June 26, 2020
Leadership Workshop - Action and Values,
presented by USC Shoah Foundation's
William P. Lauder Junior Internship Program,
is now a virtual experience open to students
throughout the United States.
Applications are welcome from all students who live in the United States, who are entering grades 8 - 12 in the 2020 - 2021 school year!
This virtual experience provides a dynamic and unique opportunity for students to develop their own voice, and to engage with testimonies – personal stories – from survivors of and witnesses to genocide.
Workshop participants will learn what it means to be a responsible participant in civil society, and they will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to create positive change in their own lives and communities.
The program will take place daily from June 22 - June 26, 2020. Participants must be available from 10am PT - 12:30pm PT each day.
Applications are due by 5pm PT on May 4, 2020.
North Carolina Council on the Holocaust Teacher Workshops
• Workshops are open to North Carolina teachers in public, charter, home and private schools.
• Most appropriate for Language Arts and social studies teachers, Grades 6-12, including those teaching American and world history, geography, Holocaust literature; yet all teachers are welcome.
• Substitute pay is provided for public school teachers through the NC Council on the Holocaust, an agency of the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
• Participants receive a packet of teaching materials, plus selections from the Council’s publication, The Holocaust: A North Carolina Teacher's Resource (available online on the Council website).
• Visit N.C. DPI: http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/holocaust-council/workshops or ncholocaustcouncilworkshops.org for registration information.
Visit the Council’s website at www.ncpublicschools.org/holocaust-council to download the full Teacher Guide and to learn the Council’s other resources, including traveling exhibits, traveling plays, Holocaust survivor speakers, and the annual state Holocaust Commemoration.
Workshops offered listed here: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/holocaust-council/workshops/
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). Workshops are held throughout the school year at sites across the state. Contact the Council for more information.