The Museum promotes the responsible teaching of the Holocaust through a variety of programs to help the nation’s educators increase their knowledge of Holocaust history and implement sound teaching strategies.
The annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Conference for Teachers attracts up to 200 middle and secondary teachers from around the United States each year. In addition, the Education Division offers workshops and conferences in Washington, DC, and in local communities throughout the country, as well as an online workshop. Skilled secondary school teachers can participate in the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program and join a national corps of educators who serve as leaders in Holocaust education in their schools, communities, and professional organizations. The Regional Education Corps (REC), a group of master teachers drawn from the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program, assists the Museum in implementing educational programming on a national level.
The Museum also supports the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teacher Program, a study tour to Germany, Poland, and Israel for secondary school educators. This program is co-sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, the Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, and the Jewish Labor Committee.