Inaugural Holocaust Educators Network Seminar at the University of Oregon

Inaugural Holocaust Educators Network Seminar at the University of Oregon




July 17th – 21st, 2017

Lessons from the Past: Understanding the Holocaust and Other Genocides

This intensive professional development seminar, offered by TOLI in partnership with the Oregon Writing Project at the University of Oregon, will provide educators with the opportunity to expand their awareness and understanding of the Holocaust and other, more recent genocides. Teachers will collaborate to develop classroom strategies to help their students understand how the past affects the present, find their voices in speaking out for social justice, and envision the wide-reaching impact of their future choices. Participants will also explore ways to integrate instruction on racial and ethnic discrimination in Oregon, specifically within the context of the Japanese-American internment during World War Two. The seminar also offers an orientation on general Jewish history.

Led by Carrie McCallum, St. Helens High School and Robert Hadley, USC Shoah Foundation

Speakers and events will include:

  • Survivor testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation
  • Linda Tamura, author of Hood River Issei
  • Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education on Judaism in Oregon
  • Tour of Japanese American Memorial
  • Visit a local synagogue
  • A focus on best practices for teaching and learning about genocide including relevant film and digital archive materials
  • Echoes and Reflections Presentation AND more…

Participants receive:

  • Free Books and resources
  • Breakfast and Lunch provided
  • Scholarships available for housing
  • Membership in the Holocaust Educators Network

To Apply:

*Apply early. The seminar will close as soon as all spaces are filled. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Click here to download the flyer as a PDF.