Holocaust Teacher Training for Teachers

The U.S. Embassy invites teachers and educators to apply for participation in the Holocaust Teacher Training program which takes place annually in June and July.

For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) in New York, has helped organize summer teacher-training programs in the United States to help foster Holocaust education. To date, this initiative has brought more than two hundred and fifty teachers (including over eighty from Poland) from approximately thirteen countries to U.S. for training seminars at Holocaust related institutions.

The seminar creates an opportunity for teachers to familiarize themselves with methods to teach about the holocaust, and to exchange experiences between American and foreign teachers. It also provides an occasion to enhance knowledge about Judaism, Jewish history and culture, the history of anti-Semitism, etc. Teachers will have the chance to learn about innovative methods of teaching the Holocaust, and by interacting with each other and with American participants, they will be able to gain new perspectives on the challenges of teaching the history of the Holocaust.

The recruitment, travel, and participation logistics are coordinated jointly by the U.S. Embassy and POLIN Museum. If you are interested in applying please follow the Embassy and Museum’s annual announcements in January.

More details about the program can be found in the following brochure [PDF to download]: http://www.polin.pl/pl/aktualnosci/2017/03/31/edukacja-o-zagladzie-w-usa.