2017 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators
A limited number of scholarships are available to offset the cost of travel and lodging.
Funded by a grant from the Belfer Foundation, this conference is designed for middle and high school educators and community college faculty.
Video of highlights from the 2015 conference:
At the conference, Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for teaching about the Holocaust. Participants have the opportunity to tour the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition, as well as the special exhibitions Remember the Children: Daniel's Story and Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust, and to explore the Museum’s full range of resources. Those who complete the conference receive a set of educational materials from the Museum.
The 2017 conference will be held in two sessions: the first, from July 19 to 21, is designed for English language arts educators; the second, from July 23 to 25, is for social studies educators. Those who teach a subject outside these disciplines may select the session that better suits them. The Museum also encourages teachers of foreign languages and journalism to apply.
Though educators with five or more years’ experience teaching about the Holocaust may register for the Belfer Conference, the Museum encourages them to participate in the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program.
There is no charge for the conference, but participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.
Program Assistant, Education Initiatives
Levine Institute for Holocaust Education