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Holocaust Institute for Teacher Educators

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The Museum’s Holocaust Institute for Teacher Educators (HITE) works with university and college education faculty to prepare them to incorporate Holocaust content and pedagogy into methodology coursework. By addressing the Holocaust with pre-service teachers, there is an opportunity to prepare them to effectively teach about the Holocaust in their future classrooms. The program focuses on learning Holocaust history, examining USHMM education resources, and discussing pedagogical considerations.

June 1-4, 2020, in Washington, DC
Application deadline: February 1, 2020

Participants at this four-day conference will:

  • Engage with other experienced teacher educators relating to questions of theory and pedagogy.
  • Examine educational resources that can be incorporated into methodology coursework.
  • Interact with Museum curators, educators, historians, and photo, film, and document archivists.
  • Tour the Museum’s exhibitions and consider the potential opportunities for classroom use.

During the following academic year, participants are expected to follow up on what they learned at HITE. Options include directing an on-campus workshop to advance Holocaust education, leading a webinar that showcases the integration of content pedagogical principles in to methodology coursework, or creating lessons using Museum resources for use in methodology coursework.

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Who is eligible? 

Full-time secondary teacher methodology professors of history, social studies, foreign language, special education, English/Language Arts, library science, and instructional media specialists are welcome to apply. Two professors from up to 12 colleges or universities will be selected to participate. Preference will be given to candidates who are active in their campus community and professional organizations.

All expenses for travel and lodging are included. 

For more information, contact Jeffrey Parker, Program Coordinator, Education Initiatives, at 202.314.1770 or jtparker@ushmm.org.

The Holocaust Institute for Teacher Educators is made possible by a generous grant from the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Foundation.