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The Advanced Holocaust Educators Conference
recipients: Tom Seib, Pius X High School, Lincoln, Nebraska
date: 2017

The Advanced Holocaust Educators Conference was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education and the Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium in keeping with our belief that Holocaust education can be most meaningful, successful, and impactful when educators are provided with quality resources and guidelines. In the relatively young and evolving field of Holocaust education, we strive to provide access to the most up-to-date research and pedagogic thinking. The conference was attended by 28 Holocaust educators (classroom teachers of grades 6-12) from across Nebraska. Some travelled over 300 miles to take part. Teachers began the conference by getting to know each other through sharing of their own classroom practices, and heard from experts and innovators in the field of Holocaust education. Goals for the participants were to expose them to new research related to the Holocaust, consider trends in the field of Holocaust education and applicable pedagogy, receive resource materials and lesson ideas that will be useful and easily adaptable to their own, individual classrooms, learn about new technologies in Holocaust education, explore how Holocaust education can address various Nebraska State Standards, and meet and engage with a network of like-minded educators. Special guests included Rafael Medoff, Director of the Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, and Deborah Batiste, Project Director for Echoes & Reflections.

Participants in the conference engage in an interactive lesson led by NYC Summer Seminar participant Sandy Renken (’14).


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