At the Crossroads: Navigating the Holocaust in Indiana’s Classrooms

Date: June 8-12, 2020
Location: Ligonier, Indiana

Photo: Ahavath Sholom Synagogue in Ligonier, IN

In this 5-day seminar, educators will explore what it means to teach the Holocaust by engaging in writing- and inquiry-based learning. Together we will examine the impact of identity, storytelling, and culture in our classrooms and in Holocaust education.  In support of the 2019 Indiana legislation requiring schools to provide “enhanced study of the Holocaust,” we will engage in dialogue with other educators, Holocaust education experts, and survivors. Ultimately, the aim of this seminar is for participants to leave with action plans that will enable their students to become agents of change in today’s world.

Leaders

  • Sarah Wilson

    Sarah is currently Curriculum Director at West Noble School Corporation. In her 17th year as an educator, Sarah taught social justice and Holocaust topics in history and psychology courses for 15 years at the secondary level.  Through teaching social justice topics, Sarah has become an advocate for welcoming classrooms in which diverse perspectives are embraced. Sarah earned her M.Ed. from Indiana Wesleyan University.   In 2019, Sarah attended the TOLI Summer Seminar and Leadership Institute. To support her work as a social justice educator Sarah has attended trainings through the Library of Congress, Project Citizen, Indiana University’s Center for Global Studies, and recently earned her ESL license.

  • Ashley Libben

    Ashley Libben is an 8th grade English teacher in Ligonier, IN.  After completing the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers’ Program in 2013, she became much more involved in Holocaust education.  She attended the TOLI NYC Summer Institute in 2015 and the Leadership Institute in 2016 and 2019. Ashley is also a 2016-2017 USHMM Teacher Fellow.  In 2017, she traveled to the Czech Republic as a Schachter Fellow with the Defiant Requiem Foundation. In 2018, she participated in TOLI’s Transnational Holocaust Seminar in Innsbruck, Austria.  Locally, Ashley is involved with the Appleseed Writing Project and serves on the Noble County Public Library Board.

Contact

For more information about The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights (TOLI), please contact info@tolinstitute.org

TOLI is located at 58 East 79th Street in Manhattan. (get directions)