The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Education and Human Rights (TOLI) is sponsoring a seminar this summer titled, “Studying, Learning, and Teaching: Critical Lessons of Holocaust Education,” one of 12 satellite seminars being held across the country. The seminar will be held at the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus in Farmington Hills from July 9-14.
The Michigan Summer Seminar on Holocaust Education will ask educators to assume the dual role of student and teacher. Participants will deepen Holocaust and genocide content knowledge while exploring and sharing teaching strategies that meet the Michigan mandate on genocide and Holocaust education and have long-lasting impact on students.
The program offers the following areas of focus and experience:
- Testimony from Holocaust survivors
- Presentations by content specialists on a comprehensive range of topics
- Work with primary documents and teaching resource materials
- Immersion into the pedagogy of genocide, antisemitism, and social justice
- Use of media and literacy tools and skills in presenting historical fact, context, and relevance
- Sessions held at a world-class Holocaust museum
- Professional collaboration with colleagues from across Michigan
- Opportunity for inquiry, instructional design, connection, and reflection
The cost is $125 per participant, which includes lodging, breakfast, lunches, and SCECHs. Lodging is provided at the new Hampton Inn West Bloomfield/Southfield.