Rutgers offers educators free seminar on Holocaust history
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Rutgers offers educators free seminar on Holocaust history

Dr. Patricia Heberer Rice (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Dr. Patricia Heberer Rice (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Rutgers University hosts its annual Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education, held virtually, from June 27 to 30. The free Holocaust history seminar is open to middle and high school teachers. It includes educational materials and professional development credits. The program is sponsored by the University’s Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center.

From June 27 to 28, an introductory seminar is scheduled on Holocaust history; it satisfies the New Jersey state mandate for Holocaust/Genocide education. From June 29 to 30, the center offers an advanced seminar for MTI alumni, which also meets the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion mandate. Educators who complete the introductory seminar will be invited to participate in the advanced one.

Guest speaker Dr. Patricia Heberer Rice, senior historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will discuss Nazi policy toward disabled people and the New Jersey mandate on DEI in the classroom.

Advance registration and an application are required to participate. Applicants should have at least one year of teaching experience and at least one year of involvement with Holocaust/genocide education or be pursuing a master of education degree. For details, go to bildnercenter.rutgers.edu. For questions, email Sarah Portilla at Sarah.Portilla@rutgers.edu.

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