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
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.
Professor Debórah Dwork
Ted Rosenthal, Jazz pianist and composer of Dear Eric (http://www.dearerich.com/)
Pedagogical workshop: Colleen Tambuscio
Ted 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.
Debórah 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. Register Here
Summer 2020 Program
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.
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.
There is no fee to participate in these 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