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 who are currently teaching. Applicants must have a minimum of three years teaching experience and at least one year of involvement with Holocaust/genocide education.


Spring 2020 Program

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP

Using Personal Letters to teach about the Holocaust

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Rutgers College Ave Campus, New Brunswick

This program follows the musical performance and talk featuring jazz pianist, Ted Rosenthal on Tuesday, March 3. - Read more

Educational Materials, Professional Development Credits and Lunch provided.

Speakers:
Professor Debórah Dwork
Ted Rosenthal, Jazz pianist and composer of Dear Eric (http://www.dearerich.com/)
Pedagogical workshop: Colleen Tambuscio

ted rosenthal pictureTed Rosenthal has performed worldwide as soloist, with his trio, and sideman with many jazz greats including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, James Moody, Bob Brookmeyer and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He has also been a featured soloist with several major American orchestras including the Detroit Symphony. Winner of the 1988 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, Rosenthal has released 15 CDs as a leader. His latest, Rhapsody in Gershwin (2014), reached #1 in jazz album sales at iTunes. It features his arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue for jazz trio. A recipient of three NEA grants, Rosenthal also composes music ranging from jazz tunes to orchestral works and ballet scores, including for Alvin Ailey. Rosenthal is a faculty member at Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School and is a published author.

Debrah Dwork smDebórah Dwork, Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Founding Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, is a pioneer in the recording and study of survivor testimonies. Visiting Scholar, Bildner Center Fall 2019.

 


Advance registration required.    
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Summer 2020 Program

MINI-COURSE

History of the Holocaustsummer teacher minicourse 2020

Monday, June 29 - Thursday, July 2
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Miller Hall, 14 College Avenue, New Brunswick

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 summer mini-course is open to middle and high school educators. Applicants should have at least one year of teaching experience and at least one year of involvement with Holocaust/genocide education or currently be pursuing a masters of education degree.

Application required to attend.
Application

Free course includes educational materials, PD credits and lunch.
Lecturers and full syllabus are forthcoming.


Two-Day Advanced Seminar

Wednesday, July 1 and Thursday, July 2 

This seminar is open to alumni of the Rutgers MTI program.

For questions about the mini-course or information about the two-day Advanced Seminar, contact Sarah Portilla This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 848-932-4165.


There is no fee to participate in these MTI programs.

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

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

Testimonials

"The Rutgers MTI program offers educators an in-depth approach to studying historical content while emphasizing best practices in teaching history to students today. Educators leave this program with a deeper understanding of the Holocaust through exposure to scholars who are actively engaged in research and they value offering their research to educators currently in the classroom. Finally, the Rutgers MTI enables participants to educate their students to be critical consumers of content." 
         - Colleen Tambuscio
            Educational Consultant
What participants say about the MTI:

“The teaching of tolerance must be made a priority if our learning community’s cultural diversity is to remain one of our strengths.”

- Zhanna Pikman Rilof

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