Friday, March 20, 2015

Summer Professional Development: Missoula Workshop on IEFA and Holocaust Studies

Once again, the Montana Writing Project is teaming up with New York City’s Holocaust Memorial Library to host Worlds Apart But Not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All. 

The workshop will be held in Missoula from July 19-July 25, 2015. 

The application deadline is May 15, 2015Apply here.   

This institute is designed for individuals who currently teach or are interested in teaching the Nazi Holocaust and/or Indian Education for All, and would like to discover ways to make connections between these topics. Relevant to teachers grades 4-12 as well as college and university faculty, the purpose of the course is to provide novice and experienced teachers with knowledge about and teaching strategies for Holocaust Education, Indian Education for All and community building, using literacy, and especially writing, as tools to drive inquiry.

The institute will focus on past history, including the Nazi Holocaust and the impact of U.S. policies on Native peoples of our nation. Participants will then turn to the present, as they consider the roles (target, perpetrator, ally, bystander) people choose in their daily interactions with each other as well as the stereotypes and prejudice affecting schools and communities today.

Due to the generous support of the Memorial Library, Worlds Apart is offered at no cost to teachers. However, the workshop is intensive and includes events during a 9-4 day and most evenings.

** Three University of Montana credits are available for the $135 cost of the recording fee. Participants will be responsible for travel and housing costs, but many meals will be provided and dorm space will be available.

A video overview of the seminar is available here (select Montana).

A short video of the 2011 seminar here

Facilitators: Brenda Johnston, Marcia Beaumont, Wendy Warren

Address questions to Wendy Z. Warren: wendyzwarren@yahoo.com

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