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Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education

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 teaching in New Jersey. Applicants must have a minimum of three years teaching experience and at least one year of involvement with Holocaust/genocide education.

Each semester, the MTI offers a series of five afternoon sessions, organized around a specific topic in Holocaust history or in how the Holocaust has been remembered and represented. These sessions will each feature a presentation by a scholar in Holocaust studies or a related field, followed by a pedagogical workshop using materials related to the scholar’s presentation.  Each session generally lasts from 4:30 to 7:30 pm, with a dinner break.

History of the Holocaust Summer Course
July 9-13, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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The MTI offers a five-day intensive workshop for educators on the history of the Holocaust during a week in July. No prior experience necessary.

Advanced Seminar in Holocaust Education
July 11-12 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
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This two-day advanced seminar in Holocaust Education is designed for educators who have completed the History of the Holocaust summer course at Rutgers or an equivalent Holocaust history course. The advanced seminar brings teachers together for further study on Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education. It will include a preview of the USHMM’s new exhibit on America and the Holocaust and a session on best practices where teachers present issues in their classrooms.

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There is no fee to participate in these programs, lunch included.

This educator training project has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

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The MTI prepares teachers to:
  • 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

Participating teachers receive:
  • 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
  • 15 Professional Development credits per semester
  • Teachers who complete both fall and spring semesters (2015-16) are eligible for a $250 stipend.

Please return the completed application for the summer program to
The Bildner Center, 12 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Fax: 732-932-3052

Seminars meet at the Bildner Center.  Parking available nearby.
For further information please call 848-932-4165. For updates and announcements of related programs, please join our teacher email list.

Past presenters include:

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 & Ben Gurion University

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Bildner Center
12 College Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
P (848) 932-2033
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