Studying, Learning, and Teaching: Critical Lessons of Holocaust Education

Date: July 9-14, 2018
Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan

This seminar is designed specifically for teachers who want to deepen their content knowledge of the Holocaust and awareness of best practices in Holocaust education, while also working to help their schools meet the requirements of 2016 legislation that mandates genocide education in Michigan schools. Participants will experience the seminar as both students and teachers of the Holocaust and genocide. Using the professional development model of The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI), they will master multiple strategies and acquire resources for classroom use, while also benefitting from the expertise of scholars in the field and speakers from esteemed partner organizations. Thanks to TOLI sponsorship and a partnership with the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, the seminar is a residential experience, enriched by the vast archival and historical resources of the Center. The $125 fee includes lodging, materials, admission charges, SCECH credits, and most meals. Participants generally receive partial or full funding from their schools to attend.



Applications for 2018 are now open!





Have questions about this program? Email Corey Harbaugh



  • Corey Harbaugh

    Corey Harbaugh is the director of Teaching and Learning for Fennville Public Schools, Michigan. He also serves as both a 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 Memorial Library New York City Summer Seminar in 2009 and participated in the Library’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.

  • John Farris

    John Farris teaches social studies at the University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. Prior to his move to Michigan, John taught a variety of history subjects, including Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior for four years at St. Benedict High School in Chicago. John is a 2015 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow. He participated in TOLI’s first-ever bi-national Holocaust education seminar in Innsbruck, Austria in 2016.


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