The Museum promotes the responsible teaching of the Holocaust through a variety of resources and programs to help the nation’s educators increase their knowledge of Holocaust history and implement sound teaching strategies. Education outreach programs provide teachers with quality Holocaust education, incorporating accurate history, appropriate pedagogy, classroom strategies, and teaching resources.
The Museum’s National Institute for Holocaust Education invites middle and high school educators, as well as community college faculty, with less than five years’ experience teaching about the Holocaust to apply to attend the 2013 Belfer National Conference. The conference is funded by a grant from the Belfer Foundation.
The Museum offers workshops and conferences in regions throughout the United States. Dates and locations of these programs vary each year.
The Regional Education Corps (REC) formally incorporates several Museum Teacher Fellows into the structured national outreach plan of the Education Division within the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Since 1996 the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program has developed a national corps of skilled educators who serve as the core of the Museum’s efforts to ensure quality Holocaust education in secondary schools. Teacher Fellows organize conferences, lead workshops, write curricula, serve on boards of Holocaust museums and education centers, lead study trips to Holocaust sites, and serve as conduits to the Museum for educators, institutions, professional organizations, and community groups in their regions.