Category Archives: TOLI News

Times of Israel – Why is online hate surging — and what can we do about it?

By Larry Luxner Six weeks after right-wing bigots, white supremacists and others violently stormed the US Capitol — and mere hours after the death of radio talk-show provocateur and conspiracy theorist Rush Limbaugh — two experts appeared via Zoom to discuss the proliferation of online hate. The Feb. 17 webinar showcased the findings of Andrew […continue]

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Irving Roth, 1929-2021- In Memoriam by Sondra Perl, National Program Director, TOLI

Irving Roth, 1929-2021 In Memoriam by Sondra Perl, National Program Director, TOLI “I don’t believe in miracles; I just depend on them.”  “Beware the signposts along the road to Auschwitz.”  “Teachers are the link between the dark history of the Holocaust and future generations. You carry the torch.” Over the years, hundreds of Holocaust educators […continue]

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TOLI SEMINAR FOR POLISH TEACHERS TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST AND HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH ART

Some 40 educators in Poland took part in a unique eight-week program, Teaching about the Holocaust and Human Rights through Art, a TOLI seminar conducted in partnership with POLIN, Museum of the History of Polish Jews. During the online program from Sept.7— Oct.30, prominent lecturers in the visual arts – graphics, painting and photography – gave multi-media presentations on […continue]

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SUPPORT FOR TOLI ALUMNI PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GRANTS

TOLI is offering two programs to support its widening network of teachers and educators throughout Europe.  First, TOLI has developed a pilot professional development program for 500 teachers from Romania and Bulgaria. The program consists of a series of webinars for teachers to expand their understanding of the Holocaust and human rights, learn about new […continue]

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TEACHERS FROM 15 COUNTRIES IN FIRST EUROPEAN TRANSNATIONAL SEMINAR: THE HOLOCAUST AND HUMAN RIGHTS

TOLI is conducting an  11-week online professional development opportunity for teachers in Europe (September 21-December 7) bringing  together 42 participants from 15 countries. This seminar, in partnership with the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara and with support from the Council of Europe, is addressed to teachers working in Europe who are interested in developing their competencies […continue]

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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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