Educator Workshop Series "Teaching About the Holocaust: Lessons for Today" - Columbus, GA

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Thu, 02/09/2017 (All day) to Fri, 02/10/2017 (All day)
Location: 
Cunningham Center - Columbus State University
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, in cooperation with Columbus State University's College of Education and Health Professions, presents a free two-day professional development workshop for educators.


Thursday, February 9 - 4:30-8:30 pm
Friday, February 10 - 8:30am-3:30pm

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Priority registration is open until January 25.


Teaching about the Holocaust demands a high level of sensitivity and keen awareness of the subject matter. This workshop will provide educators with resources and pedagogical approaches to teach about the Holocaust.

This workshop is open to educators of grades 5 and up, including classroom teachers of any discipline, school administrators, curriculum coordinators, and media specialists. Registration is required to attend.

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Educators who attend this workshop will receive:
  • Free meals
  • Free books and resources
  • Certification of contact hours
  • Reimbursement for substitute pay
  • Powerful testimony by a Holocaust survivor
  • Presentations by professional Holocaust educators
  • Model lessons and activities for teaching to the new 2017 Georgia Standards of Excellence
Workshop attendees are required to:
  • attend both days of the workshop
  • provide their own transportation to and from the site
  • complete an evaluation of the workshop (will be provided by the Commission)
  • complete an evaluation 3 months and 6 months following the completion of the workshop
  • provide follow-up to the Commission demonstrating a commitment to sharing new materials or projects connecting students to the history and lessons of the Holocaust acquired as a result of attending the workshop

In appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for supporting this educator training program. Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust, the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished. This workshop has also been made possible with support from  The Marcus Foundation, Inc.