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Upcoming Professional Development Workshops

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to attend a professional development workshop?

Most professional development workshops are free, though the Summer Institute requires a small registration fee. Payment can be made via school/personal check or online via credit card. Checks should be made payable to Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.

What is your cancellation policy?

Given most sessions are free of charge, advance notice for cancellations is appreciated. For programs with a registration fee, cancellations must be received in writing no later than 30 days after registration or 14 days prior to the workshop date to receive a full refund. To cancel your reservation, please email

Can I obtain graduate credit for these workshops?

Graduate credit is not available for our one-day workshops at this time. Each workshop provides CPDUs.

Common Core State Standards Statement

Our Goal

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center provides high-quality professional development opportunities with state and national standards in mind while supporting educators in using best practices and Danielson Framework.

Our professional development workshops address Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy and History/Social Studies. We also align with/support the C3 Framework and Illinois State Standards and Mandates including: Social Sciences, Social and Emotional Learning, the Holocaust and Genocide Education Mandate, the High School Civics Education Mandate, Civics in the Middle, and the Teaching LGBTQIA History Mandate.

These sessions offer a diverse collection of instructional materials and training for teachers and include classroom-tested strategies. They also 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, and more.

Why Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Illinois Holocaust Museum is a proven leader and provider of teacher professional development trainings. Our world-class education team has successfully developed and facilitated hundreds of trainings, reaching thousands of educators across the country. As one of the nation’s premiere Holocaust and genocide education institutions, we are also honored to be recognized as a Jewish Foundation for the Righteous Center of Excellent, a National Training Site for Echoes and Reflections, and an approved provider of High-Quality Professional Development through Chicago Public Schools.

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