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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Summer PD: Worlds Apart But Not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All

Once again the Montana Writing Project and the Holocaust Educators Network are teaming up to bring a weeklong workshop to the University of Montana: "Worlds Apart But Not Strangers:  Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All." 

Held July 31-Aug 6, 2016, “Worlds Apart but Not Strangers” is designed for individuals or teams who currently teach or are interested in teaching the Nazi Holocaust and/or Indian Education for All (a Montana mandate), and would like to discover ways to make connections between these topics. The institute will focus on past history, including the Nazi Holocaust and the impact of U.S. policies on Native peoples of our nation.

Highlights include guest speakers and presenters from Missoula’s Jewish Community and Native peoples from Montana. Our lens then turns to the present, as we consider the roles (perpetrator, ally, bystander) people choose in their daily interactions with each other as well as the stereotypes and prejudice affecting our schools and our communities today. We ask participants to imagine the world they’d like to see and design an action plan to help their classroom, school and/or community move closer toward that goal.

Twenty teachers and administrators from all disciplines, upper-elementary-university level, will be accepted through a competitive application process. Educators may apply as individuals or as members of a district team.

This week-long seminar is free to educators! Participants pay only their housing costs, with dorm space available, and three graduate credits are available from the University of Montana for a $135 recording fee.

Learn more and find the link to apply here--and help spread the word to colleagues who may be interested by sharing this flier.

Looking for PD sooner and closer to home? Check out our one-day April workshops in Great Falls, Billings, Miles City and Sidney.

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