Ink, Instagram, and AI: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Holocaust and Human Rights Education

Date: July 15-19, 2024
Location: Columbia, South Carolina

During this five-day seminar, we explore the use of the printed word, images, social media and AI in Holocaust and human rights education. We will examine a variety of texts, films, and virtual offerings and how they are received by culturally diverse students. Participants will explore how the materials they use in the classroom align with their goals as educators, and what to do if they don’t.

Participants will critically evaluate how today’s students are impacted by AI and their exposure to Holocaust information on other virtual platforms. Further, we will gain an understanding of historic and contemporary antisemitism, explore the challenges of teaching Holocaust and human rights issues to diverse students in a polarized environment, and develop a pedagogy of hope to bring back to our students.

Further details:

  • Books and materials provided
  • Meals include breakfasts, lunches, and some dinners
  • Professional Development: 3CEUs through University of South Carolina
  • Field Experiences: Tree of Life Congregation, Museum of the Reconstruction Era at the Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home, tour of the Anne Frank Center exhibit
  • Out of Town Participants: On-campus, low cost housing

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  • Kim Jones

    Kimberly Jones is a high school English teacher at Chapel Hill High in the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools District. She teaches honors and standard level English 10 courses with a focus on World Literature. She serves as co-coordinator for the AVID college preparatory program and serves on district equity and inclusion and instructional planning teams. Kimberly completed her bachelor’s degree in English and her master’s degree in Education at Wake Forest University. Kimberly is a National Board Certified Teacher and the 2023 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Central Region Teacher of the Year. Kimberly attended The Olga Lengyel Institute Summer Seminar in 2022.

    Away from work and civic life, Kim is a wife, stepmom, and an avid reader and crafter who loves quality time and great conversation with family and friends.

  • Donna Tarney

    Donna Tarney is the Education Specialist at the Anne Frank Center at USC, Columbia. Using  Anne’s story, she helps university students, school groups, and community organizations prepare themselves to stand up and speak out against hate in all its forms. Donna also facilitates virtual and in person workshops to help people recognize bias and prejudice in their own lives and work toward appreciation of diversity.

    Prior to this, Donna was the Education and Outreach Specialist at the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center in Charlotte, NC. In that capacity, Donna created and facilitated Holocaust and human rights programs for schools and community groups throughout North and South Carolina. Donna taught Theology, History, and Holocaust courses for thirteen years at Charlotte Catholic High School.

    Donna holds a master’s degree in religious education from Loyola University and earned a Certificate in Holocaust Studies from Georgetown University. She attended TOLI NY in 2014 and has been co-leading a TOLI Summer Satellite Program for eight years.




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