Registration is now open for free professional development courses in Holocaust education at Rutgers University. Rutgers scholars and other experts will address Antisemitism: History and Myth over the course of five Wednesday afternoon sessions (Feb 17, March 2, 30, May 4, 18). An intensive summer mini-course covers the history of the Holocaust (June 27-July 1, 2016: 9:00 am-3:30 pm).
The spring course will address the following: antisemitism and anti-Judaism in Medieval Times; blood libel accusations, pogroms, and antisemitism in Russia and the Soviet Union; visual images of Jews in Nazi Germany; propaganda posters and cartoons; Post-Holocaust antisemitism in Europe; the impact of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. This course is open to middle and high school teachers who have a minimum of three years teaching experience and at least one year of involvement with Holocaust/genocide education.
The summer course is a comprehensive chronological study of the history of the Holocaust. It includes university style lectures, film discussions, and pedagogical sessions on classroom application. Open to new teachers.
Participants receive numerous benefits from the MTI program, including professional development hours, resource materials, access to preeminent scholars of the Holocaust, help in curriculum development from experts in Holocaust pedagogy, access to a supportive network of teachers, and access to the Shoah Visual History Archive.
To apply or for more information, visit BildnerCenter.rutgers.edu, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 848-932-4165. Advance registration is required. Sponsored by the Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center, these courses will be held at the Bildner Center, located at 12 College Avenue in 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 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.