Category Archives: TOLI News

National Seminar In NYC Becomes a Year of Virtual Activities For Teachers

While the health crisis prevented 27 teachers from attending the national seminar in New York in June, the participants have enthusiastically embarked on a yearlong journey together reading, writing, and sharing classroom lessons via TOLI’s website and over Zoom. In June and July, participants introduced themselves online and read and responded to TOLI Senior Program […continue]

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Teaching About The Holocaust and Human Rights Through Art: Poland Moves Online

In Poland, an 8-week online course titled Teaching about the Holocaust and Human Right through Art will be organized by TOLI in partnership with POLIN Museum.  Yad Vashem Institute contributed to the course by sharing knowledge on the subject matter. The content of the course includes little-known stories of people and events, and a new look at literature […continue]

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TOLI Launches the Call for Its First Ever Europe-Wide Online Course

Learning from the Past – Acting for the Future Teaching about the Holocaust and Human Rights   An 11-week online engagement professional opportunity for teachers in Europe (21 September – 4 December, 2020)   Call for applications This program, developed by The Olga Lengyel Institute, in partnership with the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara and with […continue]

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New Mexico Seminar Moves Online

New Mexico seminar leaders, Leslie Lawner, Susan Quintana, Michelle Thompson-Lloyd, and Barb Lazar grounded their work in the Essential Question:   In times of crisis, what does it take to move from knowledge to action? As they shifted from an in-person to a virtual 3-day seminar, they worked to maximize the benefits of online learning with […continue]

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Crossing Lines: Tools for Teaching Tough Topics: First TOLI Online Seminar, California

Pam Bodnar and Gail Desler, leaders of the TOLI California seminar, shifted plans after COVID made it clear they couldn’t hold an in-person seminar as planned. Gail has served as her district’s Technology Coach, so this team was able to quickly pull together TOLI’s first full seminar held completely online. Instead of its usual week-long […continue]

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“Stamped” Antiracist Reading Group, Mississippi—Tracei Willis, Wendy Zagray Warren

The Mississippi Satellite opened an invitation to educators who signed up for an intensive weeklong reading, reflecting, and discussing Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. Our group comprised 16 participants from New York, Massachusetts, Texas, Alabama, and of course, Mississippi. Our first virtual meeting on Sunday, June 14, 2020, […continue]

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TOLI WELCOMES U.S. HOLOCAUST EDUCATION LAW

TOLI welcomes the passage of the Never Again Education Act, signed into law on May 28, which provides $10 million of funding for Holocaust education in the US. The money will be administered over five years by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. “As memory of the Holocaust is in decline and anti-Semitism and extremism are […continue]

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TOLI European Program 2020

A total of nine seminars for teachers were planned to take place in Europe in 2020, one in each of the following countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Ukraine. Of these, only the seminar in Portugal was organized face to face at the end of February 2020, for a group of […continue]

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TOLI’s Calendar of Virtual Events for 2020

In an effort to stay connected during this uncertain and difficult time, TOLI has scheduled a calendar of virtual events for all of the educators who have attended TOLI seminars, either in New York City or across the country.  In April, TOLI opened its virtual learning community by commemorating Yom HaShoah with an event featuring […continue]

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TOLI STATEMENT ON RACISM AND PROTESTS IN THE US

   We at TOLI, like so many others, are deeply disturbed over the senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and the far too many other Black people who have died because of systemic racism. It is unacceptable that the scourge of racism, inequality before the law and social injustice are […continue]

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