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!

Contemporary Antisemitism: An Echoes and Reflections Training

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 9AM-3PM

Baldwin High School (4653 Clairton Boulevard, Pittsburgh PA 15236)

During this program, participants will discover and utilize classroom-ready digital assets including lesson plans, visual history testimonies, and additional primary source material in Echoes & Reflections for teaching about historical and contemporary antisemitism.

To learn more and register, contact Daniel Shaner at dshaner@bwschools.net

 

Teaching the Holocaust Through Theater

Friday, October 4, 2019, 9AM-3PM

Allegheny Intermediate Unit (475 E Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120)

Held in partnership with Prime Stage Theater twice a year. Trainings will complement Prime Stage’s 2019-2020 season and will include content about the Holocaust, connecting with plays The Scarlet Letter, The Outsiders, and Mockingbird.

Learn More: https://hcofpgh.org/theatertraining/

Register: https://jfedpgh.org/theater-teacher-training-1920

 

IWitness Training

Friday, October 25, 2019, 11am-3pm

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh (826 Hazelwood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15217)

1/2 day professional development session.

Learn More:https://trainingreport.formstack.com/forms/pa_registration_form

Register: https://trainingreport.formstack.com/forms/pa_registration_form

 

Antisemitism, Hate and Social Responsibility

Sunday and Monday, November 10-11, 2019

Rodef Shalom (4905 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

This conference will feature lectures by renowned scholars and workshops that will equip teachers to educate and inspire their students to identify and combat hate, antisemitism and racism of all kinds.

Learn more: https://classroomswithoutborders.org/events/show.php?229

Register: https://jfedpgh.org/antisemitism-hate-and-social-responsibility

Book a hotel with our group rate: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1562071809696&key=GRP&app=resvlink

 

Teaching the Holocaust Through Theater

Friday, March 6, 2020, 9AM-3PM

Allegheny Intermediate Unit (475 E Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120)

Held in partnership with Prime Stage Theater twice a year. Trainings will complement Prime Stage’s 2019-2020 season and will include content about the Holocaust, connecting with plays The Scarlet Letter, The Outsiders, and Mockingbird.

Learn More: https://hcofpgh.org/theatertraining/

Register: https://jfedpgh.org/theater-teacher-training-1920

 

Jewish Partisan Education Foundation Teacher Training

Monday, March 23, 2020

Allegheny Intermediate Unit (475 E Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120)

Professional development session. Details TBA.

 

Summer Teachers’ Institute

July 2020

Week-long professional development seminar. Details TBA.