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

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Thu, 12/03/2015 - 4:30pm to Fri, 12/04/2015 - 3:30pm
University of North Georgia—Gainesville Campus (Nesbitt Building, room 3110AB)
3820 Mundy Mill Rd.
Oakwood, GA 30566

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, in cooperation with the University of North Georgia College of Education, presents a free two-day professional development workshop for educators.

December 3, 4:30-8:30 pm • December 4, 8:30am-3:30pm
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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.

The workshop is free of charge and includes books and resources from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

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

Dinner will be provided on Thursday, and continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on Friday. 

Educators will receive certification of contact hours. Reimbursement for substitute pay is available.

Educators who attend this workshop will:

▪ Receive educational resources including the book The World Must Know from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

▪ Acquire more effective teaching strategies aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards

▪ Realize the importance of nurturing and protecting democratic values and institutions

▪ Return to their classrooms with knowledge and resources to assist students in understanding the ramifications of prejudice, racism and stereotyping

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.