Professional Development

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:


  • Full day workshops including a tour of the VHM and workshop focusing on the teaching of the Holocaust.
  • Half day workshops including a tour of the VHM and an overview of available educational materials and opportunities for teachers and students.
  • Saturday workshop on modern genocide and suggested teaching methods.
  • Workshops delivered by special guests such as Facing History, Facing Ourselves.

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:

  • Video presentations and discussions
  • Art projects
Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute

Each summer, the Virginia Holocaust Museum offers a five 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 educators with their understanding of the Holocaust. Sessions focus on historical content, pedagogy and link to the Virginia Standards of Learning requirements as well as the requirements of the Holocaust Education Bill HB2409, passed by the General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. 


2015 Schedule

Session I: July 13 -  July 17
Session II: July 27 - July 31

The Application Deadline has been extended to May 1: Enroll Today

To find out more about these or any Professional Development opportunity please contact Megan Ferenczy