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.

  • Privilege and Progress

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Angela King

    In order to understand racism we must learn about hatred and redemption. And there are few people in this world better able to talk about this difficult subject than Angela King.
    A former skinhead who spent time in prison for her choices, she came to terms with her past mistakes and is now an educational consultant who talks frankly about what took her down a wrong path and what opened her heart and life to embracing those she used to mock and despise. Come hear her story about “Life After Hate” and the insights that can protect other young people from making the same shameful choices that nearly ruined Angela’s life.
    When: Thursday, November 6 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.

  • A History of the Civil Rights Struggle

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Dr. Julian Chambliss

    As we look at the moment in time – July 2, 1964 – that the Civil Rights Act became law, we must recognize and acknowledge the decades of work, and the hundreds of activists, that made that moment possible.

    Who were the heroes of the effort to end legalized discrimination?

    What motivated them to travel great distances and face great dangers in order to realize the dream of equality?

    Dr. Julian Chambliss will join us to discuss these questions and more. Dr. Chambliss is an Associate Professor of History at Rollins College. His teaching and research focus on urban history and culture in the United States.

    When: Thursday, October 2 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.

  • Ghetto Heroes: Inspiring Acts of Resistance

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Mitchell Bloomer

    One of the lingering — and misleading — questions that is often asked about the Holocaust is “why didn’t Jews resist?”
    The reality is that there was resistance and rescue, often against great odds, taking place throughout the Holocaust. In spite of extraordinarily limited resources, and faced with certain death if caught, heroes stepped up to do whatever they could, whenever they could, to save lives.
    We will explore the stories of some of these great heroes, and discuss what embolden them to defy Nazi rule and attempt astonishing rescues.

    When: Thursday, December 4 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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