"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


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

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.


Echoes and Reflections Holocaust Curriculum Training
Choose From Two Dates
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm


Friday, October 30, 2015 9:00am - 3:00pm

Cost: FREE
Attendees will receive a free Curriculum too

Hosted by the National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S. Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106

To register, submit a Registration Form to Randi Boyette rboyette@adl.org, fax: 212-568-5526