"It was cool to have a chance to listen to a real person speak about what he went through during the Holocaust. He was the most credible source that we could have. I learned a lot more through his pictures and stories." ~ Boys Latin Charter School student

Professional Development for Educators


  • Are you a teacher looking for ACT48 credits?

  • Are you preparing to meet Pennsylvania's legislation that requires the Holocaust to be taught in public schools?

  • Or are you interested in visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum?

Then join us on Thursday June 25th, 2015 for a professional development trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Cost is $50 per person ($5 discount for Museum members).

Register now. RSVP deadline is Friday June 12th.

  • 7am departure from the Holocaust Awareness Museum, 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116
  • 4pm departure from the USHMM, returning to the Holocaust Awareness Museum between 8-9pm
  • Lunch will be provided. Dinner is on your own at the Maryland House rest stop on I-95
  • On bus talks and trip escort by Dave Tuck, Holocaust survivor, and Phil Holtje, Program Director, Holocaust Awareness Museum
  • Reserved admission to the USHMM Permanent Exhibit and Temporary Exhibit -- "Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust"
  • Please select your choice of lunch sandwich from the following and include it in your RSVP:

  • Tuna
  • Turkey
  • Corned Beef
  • Vegetarian
  • For more information or to RSVP, contact Phil Holtje at the Holocaust Awareness Museum at 215-464-4701 or phil@hamec.org

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    The Holocaust, Human Rights, and the Role of Education
    The Maryland Holocaust Educators Network Summer Institute for Teachers
    July 19-24, 2015
    Salisbury University * Salisbury, Maryland

    WHO? Twenty teachers from all disciplines, middle school-university level, will be accepted through a competitive application process. Teachers may apply as individuals or as team members and may represent public, private, and charter schools throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

    WHEN? The seminar begins on the evening of Sunday, July 19, 2015 with an opening dinner. The seminar will end on Friday evening, July 24.

    COST? This week-long seminar is free to teachers! You will receive all books and materials, workshops and seminars, field trip transportation, evening events, and most breakfasts and lunches. Extremely low-cost housing options will be available on the Salisbury University campus.

    CREDIT? We expect both Maryland CPD credit and Salisbury University graduate credit to be available to interested educators. Selected educators will be informed of their options at the time of acceptance.

    Diana Wagner is a two-time Memorial Library Fellow and Director of MD-HEN at Salisbury University. Dr.
    Wagner’s social justice work spans the areas of GLBTQ equity, school climate, responding to hate crimes, and
    Holocaust and genocide education.
    Alexander Pope was a Memorial Library Fellow in 2014. He is interested in all areas of civic engagement, but
    particularly the ways in which students and teachers come to see themselves as change-agents in their communities.

    Applications can be found here
    Contact :
    Dr. Diana Wagner


    The 8th Annual Charlotte and Jacques Wolf Educators Conference
    July 13-17
    Anti-Defamation League, New York City
    35 hours of Professional Development
    Apply Here
    Deadline: May 8, 2015


    Facing History and Ourselves Summer Seminar
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7
    Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA

    Join Facing History for professional development that links history, literature and ethics for educators in U.S. How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility? In this seminar we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. How did prejudice and racism destroy democracy and human life?

    Participants receive complete access to:

    -educator resources, including downloadable Common Core-aligned unit and lesson plans, study guides, teaching strategies, and online tools

    -online lending library of DVDs and books (for all Facing History case studies)

    -individualized coaching and support from a Facing History staff member

    In this seminar you will:

    - Discover interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills
    - Investigate the complexities of human behavior, judgment, memory, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today
    - Receive a free copy of Facing History’s Holocaust and Human Behavior and A Convenient Hatred

    Recommended for 6-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts teachers. Priority given to those applicants committed to implementing a four-week (or longer) Facing History unit.

    Click here for more information and to register.

    To learn more about Facing History and Ourselves, visit www.facinghistory.org

    Funding and scholarships for this seminar are generously underwritten by the Seed the Dream Foundation.