The Master Teacher Institute (MTI) in Holocaust Education is a dynamic advanced training program to develop expert teachers in Holocaust studies who will serve as resource providers in their schools, districts, and communities. The MTI engages teachers in a wide-ranging study of the history of the Holocaust and its remembrance and addresses the complex methodological issues involved in teaching about this subject.
The MTI is open to middle and high school educators who are currently teaching. Applicants must have a minimum of one year teaching experience and at least one year of involvement with Holocaust/genocide education.
Virtual Seminars - Summer 2021
Introductory History of the Holocaust Seminar
Monday, June 28 & Tuesday, June 29
Hitler's rise to power, the Holocaust in the Ukraine, and using diaries and testimonies as primary sources
Dr. Joanna Sliwa: Historian, Claims Conference
Colleen Tambuscio, Pedagogical Consultant
Advanced Seminar - Gender and Trauma
Wednesday, June 30 & Thursday, July 1
Women in Nazi concentration camps, LGBTQ history and the Holocaust, and connecting the history through diaries
Applications are due by May 10, 2021.
There is no fee to participate in the MTI programs.
- Teach the Holocaust with primary documents
- Teach Holocaust literature
- Teach the Holocaust with film, photography, art, and other media
- Prepare students for visits to Holocaust exhibits
- Teach about the Holocaust within the broader framework of other genocides, prejudice, and intolerance
- Resource materials for classroom use and professional enrichment
- Access to leading scholars of the Holocaust
- Assistance in curriculum development from experts in Holocaust pedagogy
- Access to supportive teacher network
- Access to Shoah Visual History Archive
For further information please call Sarah Portilla at 848-932-4165. For updates and announcements of related programs, please join our teacher email list.
Past presenters include:
James Young, University of Massachusettes, Amherst • Omer Bartov, Brown University • David Engel, New York University • Henry Greenspan, University of Michigan • Jan Gross, Princeton University • Atina Grossman, The New School • Marion Kaplan, New York University • Samuel Kassow, Trinity College • Harry Reicher, University of Pennsylvania • Hanna Yablonka, Yad Vashem and Ben- Gurion University