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Teacher Training 2: Using the Arts in the Classroom

February 4, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Using the Arts in the Classroom
A training with Nick Haberman and Tiffany O’Shea

Our Summer Institute has been rescheduled into this four-part Teacher Training series taking place over the course of the school year. We are pleased to share that we’ll be able to offer these sessions to educators FREE of charge!

It is strongly recommended that teachers attend the entire series. All trainings will take place 8:30am-12pm ET and Act 48 credit will be granted to eligible participants.

  • Teacher Training 1: Comics & Curriculum: Engaging Students in Historical Representation & Memory (Friday, October 29, 2021)
  • Teacher Training 2: Using the Arts in the Classroom (Friday, February 4, 2022)
  • Teacher Training 3: Defiant Requiem: Music and Holocaust Education (Friday, February 18, 2022)
  • Teacher Training 4: Salvaged Pages: Diaries and Eyewitness Accounts in Holocaust Education (Friday, March 4, 2022)

Event Description: For years the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh has espoused the arts as a tool for dealing with the difficult subject of the Holocaust. But what does that look like when it’s successful? What are some practical tips and tricks for making it happen, perhaps in the face of limited time or even adversity in your school or district? Veteran teachers Nick Haberman and Tiffany O’Shea will share their wealth of knowledge on implementing the arts into Holocaust education, showing example programs and lessons that they have implemented successfully and lessons they have learned along the way.

About Nick Haberman: Nick Haberman (he/him) is a 4th generation teacher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2018, he was named the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh’s “Holocaust Educator of the Year,” the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies “Secondary Teacher of the Year,” Incline Magazine’s “Who’s Next in Education,” “Master Teacher of the Holocaust” by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, and he is a 2019-2020 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum teacher fellow. In addition to creating and managing the Light Education Initiative, Nick teaches “The Holocaust: Background, Tragedy, and Aftermath” and “Multiculturalism, Genocide, and Human Rights Violations” at Shaler Area High School.

About Tiffany O’Shea: Tiffany O’Shea earned a BA in English from Washington and Jefferson College and a MA in teaching from the University of Pittsburgh. She currently teaches 10th grade English at Montour High School, and has been teaching Holocaust literature for the last ten years. Tiffany uses project-based learning to help students discover a deeper, more personal connection to the curriculum. Art Against Atrocities was a student-created project from one such PBL unit. In addition to advising Art Against Atrocities, Tiffany is also the LIGHT Education Initiative coordinator and club sponsor for Montour High School and a 2019 Jewish Foundation for the Righteous fellow.


February 4, 2022
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh
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