Teacher Training

Teacher Training

The Holocaust was an event that, to this day, is difficult to understand, interpret and teach. Middle and high school students often struggle to relate to the topic, because they are so far removed from it. The Holocaust Center strives to transform the traditional model of lecture-based Holocaust education into an interactive learning experience.

On June 26, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett signed a Holocaust and Genocide Education Bill into Pennsylvania state law. Act 70 of 2014 strongly recommends that schools include content about the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights in the curriculum for grades six through 12. The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is the region’s primary resource for Holocaust education and Act 70 training.

If you are a teacher who wants to learn more about the Holocaust and earn Act 48 credits, join us at our upcoming teacher trainings!

      • Esther Raizen: Sunday, February 25; 1:00-3:30 pm. 
        Last Road to Safety: The Making of a Holocaust Picture Book. Dr. Raizen is an Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of Texas at Austin. A native of Israel, she is a veteran Hebrew teacher and the winner of numerous teaching awards, research and development grants, and instructional technology awards. Register Here!
      • March 1; Day-long training at AIU on teaching the Holocaust through the arts. 

    This teacher training will focus on teaching the Holocaust through the play The Diary of Anne Frank. Registration coming soon.

    • Summer Teacher Institute – July 16-20, 2018