Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education
Teacher Seminars and Workshops

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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. There is no fee to participate in the MTI programs.

Summer 2023 Seminar - FREE

The Holocaust in the Former Soviet Union: A Focus on Ukraine, Past & Present

Three-Day Virtual Seminar with In-Person Option on Day 3

Monday, June 26 - Wednesday 28, 2023Rudniki Forest

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joanna Sliwa
Pedagogical Consultant: Colleen Tambuscio

Seminar details 

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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

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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

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For more information, contact Sarah Portilla at 848-932-4166 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Previous seminars and workshops

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