Holocaust and Civil Rights Education for Wisconsin Classrooms

Date: 2023 Dates TBD
Location: Fox Point, Wisconsin

Applications for the 2023 Wisconsin seminar will open in Winter 2022.
Click here to view our 2022 flyer.

The Wisconsin satellite seminar is designed for teachers who seek to deepen their content knowledge and explore best practices in Holocaust education. The seminar will be held at Congregation Shalom in Fox Point, Wisconsin, and include a field day at the Illinois Holocaust Memorial Museum in Skokie, Illinois, and at the Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee. Participants will have the opportunity to hear survivor testimony and attend presentations by experts in Jewish history, as well as learn about contemporary Jewish life. Engaging as teachers and learners, participants will acquire multiple teaching strategies and a variety of resources to apply in their classrooms. The seminar’s content is processed through inquiry-based reflective writing and the development of action plans educators can apply in their classrooms, schools, and communities.

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.

Thank you Bader Philanthropies and Harri Hoffmann Family Foundation for their support of the 2022 Wisconsin Satellite Seminar.
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For questions about the Wisconsin seminar, please contact seminar leaders, Scott and Amber, at toliwisconsin@gmail.com.  

Leaders

  • Scott Lone

    Scott Lone taught high school social studies for 25 years, spending the last 23 years at West Bend East High School. He has included Holocaust and social justice education in his classroom throughout his career, but began to focus on engaging his students in Holocaust research ten years ago. Scott is a 2014 Olga Lengyel Institute Fellow, and has also completed the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teacher Program (HAJRTP).  He is also a  2018-19 Teacher Fellow of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC. Scott has traveled to Israel to study at Yad Vashem and spent time in Poland and Germany, visiting Holocaust memorial sites and walking the sacred grounds of concentration and death camps. He was part of TOLI’s  transnational seminar in Innsbruck, Austria in 2018.  Scott is a past recipient of Wisconsin’s GSA for Safe Schools Educator of the Year Award.  
  • Amber Tilley

    Amber Tilley, English Language Arts teacher at Northland Pines High School in Eagle River, has been an educator for 22 years. She has focused on social justice throughout her career, but after having read Night by Elie Wiesel, also became passionate about Holocaust education. In 2011, Amber traveled to eastern Europe and visited Holocaust sites, including Ponar, Majdanek, Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Terezin. In 2013, she went to Israel and studied at Yad Vashem. Amber took part in the 2016 TOLI Summer Seminar, furthering her understanding of Holocaust education and establishing herself in a network of Holocaust educators. She has a BA in English, a M.Ed in Education, and is also a National Board Certified Teacher.

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)