Professional Development opportunities for school systems and school staffs are on-going and can be tailored to the needs of your educational community. A few possibilities within the Virginia Holocaust Museum are:
Besides our guided museum tours workshops for middle and high school students, or students who are required to study the Holocaust and/or modern genocide during the school year are available. These workshops include, but are not limited to:
Each summer, the Virginia Holocaust Museum offers a six day three graduate credit course for educators. The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute (TEI) is taught by museum staff, including university, research, and classroom educators. TEI assists history, English/language arts, music, art, science, math, foreign language and administrators with their understanding of the Holocaust. Sessions include information and pedagogy and link to the Virginia Standards of Learning requirements as well as the requirements of the Holocaust Education Bill HB2409, passed by the General Assembly in January 2010. TEI is offered in partnership with the University of Richmond and is funded through a generous gift from Weinstein Properties.
Session I: July 7 - July 12
Session II: July 21 - July 26
Teacher Education Institute: Modern Genocide
The Holocaust was neither the first nor the last genocide and during TEI: Modern Genocide we will examine the historical origins of genocide. We will focus on a number of in-depth case studies to gain a broader understanding of how genocide occurs and the impact it has on society. This TEI II session will include historical information as well as pedagogy and link to the Virginia Standards of Learning requirements as well as the requirements of the Holocaust Education Bill HB2409, passed by the General Assembly in January 2010. Note: The first TEI is not a requirement for taking this course.
August 5 - August 9
Deadline: The deadline to register for TEI: Modern Genocide is June 1, 2013.
To find out more about these or any Professional Development opportunity please contact Rena Berlin.