Broken Glass: Holocaust Education in Contemporary Indiana

Date: June 19-23, 2023
Location: South Bend, Indiana

Applications for the 2023 seminar will open in Winter 2023.

The theme reflected in the seminar’s title, broken glass, will serve as a touchstone as participants think together, guided by the questions: How do human relationships get broken and how might they heal? How can we support students in learning these lessons so they might be applied in their own lives—and in the life of our nation?

Questions like these demonstrate the relevance of Holocaust education to today’s society. This program is designed specifically for teachers who want to deepen their Holocaust content knowledge and increase awareness of best practices in Holocaust education to meet  Indiana’s 2019 requirement that schools provide “enhanced study of the Holocaust.” Content will include a study of the causes and impact of the Holocaust in Europe, a consideration of the American response and the social context of the time. Guided inquiry will invite educators to collectively raise questions and find our way to answers about how to apply what we learn in today’s society, modeling how we might support our students to do the same.

Participants will experience the seminar as both students and teachers of the Holocaust and various forms of genocide. Using the TOLI’s professional development model, they will master multiple strategies and acquire resources for classroom use, while also benefiting from the expertise of scholars in the field and speakers from esteemed partner organizations. The program includes a visit to the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Illinois.

This TOLI seminar is offered at no cost to educators. A valid credit card is required for a good faith deposit of $100. Your credit card will only be charged if you cancel less than 2 weeks before the seminar begins or withdraw without notice.

Click here to view the 2022 flyer.

Please contact our Indiana Seminar leaders, Ashley and Sarag, at TOLI.IN.Holocaust@gmail.com for more information.

The 2022 program was funded by generous grants from the Kurt and Tessye Simon Fund for Holocaust Remembrance at Temple Beth-El in South Bend, Indiana and the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation.

 

Please check this page regularly for updates on the 2023 seminar.

Leaders

  • Wendy Zagray Warren

    For over 25 years, Wendy Zagray Warren has facilitated learning opportunities for first graders through graduate students in Ohio, Wisconsin, Montana and Kentucky. She became involved with the National Writing Project in 2003, serving on local and national leadership teams. While teaching middle school, Wendy realized the importance of Holocaust education as vehicle for awakening empathy and allowing students to consider their own humanity. This and her growing commitment to Indian Education for All, a Montana educational mandate, drew her to the work of the Holocaust Educators Network in 2009. Since 2011, she has co-facilitated the Montana Satellite Seminar, Worlds Apart but Not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All. In 2015, Wendy earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She is honored to serve as Satellite Program Coordinator, working in community with the brilliant educators who facilitate Satellite Seminars around the nation.

  • Corey Harbaugh

    Corey Harbaugh is the director of Curriculum and Instruction for Paw Paw Public Schools, Michigan. He is also a 2013 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow and a USC Shoah Foundation Master Teacher. His chapter on pedagogy is included in As the Witnesses Fall Silent: 21st Century Holocaust Education in Curriculum, Policy, and Practice. (UNESCO, 2015). Corey attended the TOLI New York City Summer Seminar in 2009 and participated in TOLI’s trip to Poland and Israel in 2012. In 2016, Corey was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education, and he and seminar Co-Director John Farris were primary content and pedagogy consultants for Michigan Holocaust and Genocide Education (mhge.org) created after the passage of the Holocaust and Genocide Education mandate in Michigan.

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)