Upcoming Workshops

All professional development align with Common Core Standards.
Check back soon to view 2014-2015 workshops.

Eyewitness Testimonies of Holocaust Survivors, Witnesses and Liberators – Join us for a 2 part series to kick off the academic year

First Segment
Echoes and Reflections: A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust

Echoes and Reflections is a multimedia curriculum developed by the Anti-Defamation League, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, and Yad Vashem, and includes lessons illustrated with maps, photographs, timelines, a glossary, and primary source material, along with private website access to visual history testimonies. Join IHMEC and a skilled facilitator from the International School for Holocaust Education, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem,  as each participants gains a knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust and that  will encourage students to examine their own personal narratives (e.g. choices, actions, beliefs, consequences of their actions) through the use of visual history testimony. Participants will learn how integrate this curriculum into an existing unit, or how to begin to craft a unit that utilizes best practices,  critical thinking,  promotes a common vocabulary for the study of the Holocaust. Each participant will receive the revised curriculum.

Each participant will receive a copy of: Echoes and Reflections: A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust (Valued at $100)

Second Segment
An introduction to working with I Witness

This is a multimedia learning platform that engages learners in utilizing testimonies, learning about ethical editing and incorporating the opportunity to work with over 1,300 video testimonies, multimedia activities, digital resources and provide you with knowledge about the place to participate in active learning. Connect students with the past. Engage them in the present. Motivate them to build a better future. Facilitated by USC Visual History I Witness Master Teacher, Brandon Barr a Chicago Public School teacher.

First Segment:
7th – 8th grade educators: Wednesday, August 13, 2014  - 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
9th -12th grade educators: Thursday, August 14, 2014 – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Second Segment:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014  5:00-8:00 p.m.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Workshop Includes:
8 CPDU credits (You must attend both segments to receive the credits)
Light breakfast and vegetarian style lunch for day training, vegetarian dinner served during evening training
Classroom resources and materials
Registration Fee – $15.00

To Register: teachertraining@ilhmec.org

 

RACE

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 – 2:00 pm

Featuring: Southern Poverty Law Center

Workshop Includes:
5 CPDU credits
Light breakfast and vegetarian style lunch for day training
Classroom resources and materials
Registration Fee: Free

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The Heart of Darkness: Confronting Human Rights in North Korea

As one of the most closed and repressive societies in the world, North Korea has for decades used a culture of fear and evil to commit systematic, widespread, and gross human rights violations and crimes against humanity. A true totalitarian state is represented by violations of the freedom of thought, life, and religion. A carefully concealed gulag system, described as North Korea’s “modern day concentration camps,” forcibly holds 150,000 to 200,000 political prisoners. Three generations of the same family, including children and grandparents, can be found in the camps. Horrifying glimpses have now come to light from those who have broken free; and satellite photos are helping to expose a system that the North Korean government continues to deny.Join the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Communities in Schools of Chicago, and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) for a full-day workshop that will introduce participants to one of the gravest human rights situations in the world today. Through an examination of historical context, case study and policy analysis; and engagement through media and digital literacy, including satellite imagery, participants will learn how approach a complex real-world issue that promotes the skills of critical thinking; exploration of different perspectives; collaborative discussion and civic literacy, empowering students to actively engage with their communities and the world.

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: University Center, 525 S. State Street, Chicago

Workshop Includes:
5 CPDU credits
Light breakfast and vegetarian style lunch for day training
Classroom resources and materials
Registration Fee: Free

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Developing Student Empathy in the 3rd – 6th Grade Classroom

The issues raised in the exhibition RACE: Are We So Different? have particular relevance in the 3rd-6th grade classroom. As Children begin to become more aware of the world outside of themselves, empathy and understanding of others can deepen. This workshop will give educators the resources and skills to develop a school climate that reinforces respectful behavior among students. We will also explore how to make lesson plans even more relevant and engaging by intersecting students’ personal learning styles, their family and ethnic cultures, and an understanding of historical and sociopolitical contexts with the core curriculum.

You will leave the workshop understanding why it is important to pay attention to race and ethnicity at your school, where potential places of conflict are hidden, and what to do about them so that you and your students can benefit even more from so many cultures coming together.

Facilitated by: 

Susan O’Halloran, master storyteller and diversity educator
Eileen Hogan Heineman, Manager, Racial Justice Programs, YWCA Evanston/North Shore
Gloria Woods, YWCA Evanston/North Shore

This workshop supports CPS Framework for Teaching Component 2a (Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport) and CCSS Speaking & Listening Anchor Standards 1 and 4.

Date: Tuesday, November 4 , 2014

Time: 10:00 – 2:30 pm

Workshop Includes:
4 CPDU credits
Light breakfast and vegetarian style lunch for day training
Classroom resources and materials
Registration Fee: Free

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Overlapping Triangles: Teaching About Non-Jewish Victims of Nazism

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:00 – 2:00pmUniversity Center, 525 S. State Street, Chicago
Featuring: Danny Cohen PhD, Learning Scientist and education designer , Northwestern University

Workshop Includes:
5 CPDU credits
Light breakfast and vegetarian style lunch for day training
Classroom resources and materials
Registration Fee: Free

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Content, Context, and Complicity: Teaching the Holocaust in 21st Century Classrooms

Wednesday & Thursday, February 25 & 26, 2015, 8:45 – 2:00pm

In cooperation with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Workshop Includes:
5 CPDU credits
Light breakfast and vegetarian style lunch for day training
Classroom resources and materials
Registration Fee: Free

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Holocaust 101 for Elementary Educators

TBD – Spring 2015

Workshop Includes:
CPDU credits
Light breakfast and vegetarian style lunch for day training
Classroom resources and materials
Registration Fee: Free

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Perpetrators and Protectors: The Holocaust in the Balkans

April 30th 9:30-2:30
This workshop will feature an in depth look at the Holocaust in the Balkans, with emphasis on the perpetrators and the protectors. Facilitated by Benjamin Frommer, Professor of History at NW University; Director of the Holocaust Education Foundation, NW University.

Workshop Includes:
5 CPDU credits
Light breakfast and vegetarian style lunch for day training
Classroom resources and materials
Registration Fee: $10

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Common Core State Standards:

The goal of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s Education Department is to offer the best training opportunities for teachers in grades 3-12 and to assist them in any way possible. Common Core Standards define what all students are expected to know and be able to do, not how teachers should teach. The standards lay out goals for student learning for each grade level; it is up to teachers and administrators to decide on the curriculum and teaching strategies that will help all students meet these ambitious goals. Our teacher training addresses standards in both English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies. We offer a diverse collection of instructional materials and trainings for teachers. We include the use of classroom-tested strategies and share many of the same goals as CCSS, including the ability for students to comprehend a range of challenging texts, engage in collaborative discussion, analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse formats and media, to name just a few. As a part of our interaction with educators we consistently address CCSS and we encourage teachers to identify those materials that fit their own needs for teaching about character education, the Holocaust and other genocides while helping them develop the student skills outlines in the standards, as well as skills not covered in the standards.

The Illinois Holocaust Museum is a Center of Excellence of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous and a National Training Site for Echoes and Reflections.

 

 

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