Teacher Forums

Teacher forums are open to the community at large, and there is no cost to attend. They are created to expand knowledge about the Holocaust and offer an opportunity for Professional Development (inservice) credits.
Forums begin at 6 PM, and last approximately two hours. A reception for teachers begins at 5:15.
These teacher forums provide an ongoing opportunity for educators and interested others to discuss the history, pedagogy and best practices that support Holocaust Education in a variety of classroom situations.

  • The End of Auschwitz

    Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Mitchell Bloomer

    This month marks the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. We will be discussing how, and by whom, liberation was achieved, and what evidence of Nazi brutality remained for the world to see as the gates opened.
    This anniversary also provides an opportunity to think about the ways that suffering and injustice continued. The aftermath of liberation was not celebration and sudden comfort, but only the beginning of a sometimes grueling journey to safety and normalcy.
    The experiences of eyewitnesses — victims, witnesses and bystanders — assist us in understanding the great human drama of that moment in history.
    When: Thursday, January 22 at 6 p.m.
    Where: Holocaust Center
    Cost: This event is free and open to the public
    RSVP: Email Mitch Bloomer or call 407-628-0555 ext 283
    Educators may earn inservice credit for attending.

  • Cartoons and Graphic Novels

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Mitchell Bloomer

    From January through March the Holocaust Center will be exhibiting the political cartoons of Pulitzer Prize winner Herb Block. With a focus on themes of Education, Civil Rights and Democracy, his art provides a unique vehicle to think about our social environment in new ways.
    Similarly, Holocaust graphic novels like “The Plot” and “Maus” offer an unusual opportunity to teach and learn in a format that is more accessible than traditional textbooks for some readers. We will discuss the use of these “comic” styles in advancing education and understanding.

    When: Thursday, February 12 at 6 p.m.
    Where: Holocaust Center
    Cost: This event is free and open to the public
    RSVP: Email Mitch Bloomer or call 407-628-0555 ext 283
    Educators may earn inservice credit for attending.

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