Upcoming Teacher Professional Development and Webinars

 

NEW WEBINARS!

Webinars are free and last 60-90 minutes 


We’ve Got You Covered: Making the Most of Your Virtual Field Trip 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 3:30pm – 5:00pm 

For educators in grades 3-12

Teaching about the Holocaust, genocide, human rights, and related topics is challenging, even without a pandemic. Illinois Holocaust Museum is here to help. In this workshop, explore strategies to engage students on these subjects through the universal lessons of the Holocaust using our virtual field trips with age-appropriate activities and discussion questions. Educators will learn to navigate Illinois Holocaust Museum’s asynchronous virtual field trip options and synchronous add-on opportunities to explore the history of the Holocaust, social emotional learning, character education, and building empathy. Discuss strategies to bring students safely in and safely out of this important topic in a virtual learning space.  

All materials and activities in this session support state and national standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning and support the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Education Mandate and/or the Illinois Civics Education Mandate. 

Workshop Includes:

  • Educator Resources
  • 1 Clock Hour/CPDU


Creating a Culture of Antiracism for Elementary Educators with Keisha Rembert and Jessica Kibblewhite  

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 |  3:30-5:00pm

For educators in grades K-6 

In this session for elementary educatorsparticipants will delve into what it means to be an antiracist educator in practice and how to deliver antiracist, culturally sustaining pedagogy virtually and in-person. Educators will examine what it means to be an agent of change for themselves, their students, and their school community. 

Workshop Includes:

  • Educator Resources
  • 1 Clock Hour/CPDU


Creating a Culture of Antiracism for Secondary Educators with Keisha Rembert and Rachel Brick  

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 3:30-5:00pm

For educators in grades 7-12 

In this session for secondary educators, participants will delve into what it means to be an antiracist educator in practice and how to deliver antiracist, culturally sustaining pedagogy virtually and in-person. Educators will examine what it means to be an agent of change for themselves, their students, and their school community. 

Workshop Includes:

  • Educator Resources
  • 1 Clock Hour/CPDU


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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