Satellite Programs

The Satellite Seminar Program brings the TOLI educational model to teachers across the United States. Begun in 2011, these five-day seminars are designed to provide a collaborative and safe environment in which teachers can explore the difficult subject of the Holocaust and other genocides. While each Satellite focuses on local issues of social injustice, their overall goal is the same: for teachers to leave with strategies, materials, and ideas for use in their own classrooms. One long-term goal is for teachers to become advocates for social change and to return to their classrooms with action plans that will enable them and their students to have a positive impact on their communities. Click on any of the sites below (or the location on the map) to access more information and an application.

 

 

 

Phoenix, Arizona

Flipping the Script: How Narrative Acts of Resistance during the Holocaust Can Teach Us To Tell Our Own True Stories
Phoenix, Arizona
Postponed until summer, 2021. Applications will reopen in the fall

This five-day professional development seminar seeks to provide Holocaust and social justice-minded educators with opportunities to enrich their [...]

TOLI's first online seminar

Crossing Lines: Tools for Teaching Tough Topics
TOLI's first online seminar
May 28-July 13

How do we bring the experiences of Japanese-American WWII internees, refugees of the Secret War in Laos, and the survivors of the Rwandan [...]

Ligonier, Indiana

At the Crossroads: Navigating the Holocaust in Indiana’s Classrooms
Ligonier, Indiana
Postponed until summer, 2021. Applications will reopen in the fall.

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 [...]

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Looking Toward the Future: Bringing Lessons of the Holocaust to the Gulf South
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Postponed until summer, 2021. Applications will reopen in the fall.

Looking Toward the Future is a seminar for educators at all levels desiring to deepen their understanding of the Holocaust. Through this [...]

Salisbury, Maryland

The Holocaust, Human Rights, and the Role of Education
Salisbury, Maryland
Postponed until summer, 2021. Applications will reopen in the fall.

The Holocaust, Human Rights, and the Role of Education welcomes up to 20 educators each summer to study the Holocaust and genocide in the context [...]

Farmington Hills, Michigan

Studying, Learning, and Teaching: Critical Lessons of Holocaust Education
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Postponed until summer, 2021. Applications will reopen in the fall.

This seminar is designed specifically for teachers who want to deepen their content knowledge of the Holocaust and awareness of best practices in [...]

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Honoring Resilience: Learning from the Holocaust and Dakota Exile
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Postponed until summer, 2021. Applications will reopen in the fall.

At Oheyawahi, a sacred Dakota site, attempts are made to balance the colonizing narrative with a greater indigenous perspective. Sponsored by The [...]

Jackson, Mississippi

Reclaiming Our Humanity: Lessons of the Holocaust for Today
Jackson, Mississippi
Postponed until summer, 2021. Applications will reopen in the fall.

The Mississippi seminar, Reclaiming Our Humanity, asks educators to consider these questions: What makes us human? What happens when our humanity [...]

Billings, Montana

Worlds Apart But not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All
Billings, Montana
Postponed until summer, 2021. Applications will reopen in the fall.

Photo: Perspective at Deer Medicine Rocks   Worlds Apart But Not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All is designed for [...]

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Teaching the Holocaust for Social Justice
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Postponed until summer, 2021. Applications will reopen in the fall.

This seminar, conducted with the support of The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI), is intended to reach educators from schools across the state who [...]

Charlotte, North Carolina

Defying the Single Story: Resistance, Holocaust, and Human Rights in the Classroom
Charlotte, North Carolina
July 12-18, 2020

This seminar brings together teachers from across the Carolinas who are looking to deepen their practice of teaching the Holocaust and and human [...]

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Social Justice Lessons in the Heartland: Exploring the Holocaust and Human Rights in Oklahoma’s History
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Postponed until summer, 2021. Applications will reopen in the fall.

Photo: John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Tower Social Justice Lessons in the Heartland: Exploring the Holocaust and Human Rights in Oklahoma’s [...]

Portland, Oregon

Lessons from the Past: Understanding the Holocaust and Human Rights Violations
Portland, Oregon
Postponed until summer, 2021. Applications will reopen in the fall.

This intensive professional development seminar, offered by The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI) in partnership with the Oregon Jewish Museum and [...]

Sterling, Virginia

Bringing Human Rights into the Classroom through Exploration of the Holocaust and Virginia's History of Racial Injustice
Sterling, Virginia
Postponed until summer, 2021. Applications will reopen in the fall.

Teachers interested in increasing their capacities to engage students in exploring human rights in their classrooms are invited to apply to this [...]

Milwaukee (Fox Point), Wisconsin

The Holocaust and Civil Rights: Wisconsin’s History
Milwaukee (Fox Point), Wisconsin
Postponed until summer, 2021. Applications will reopen in the fall.

The Wisconsin satellite seminar is designed for teachers who seek to deepen their content knowledge and explore best practices in Holocaust [...]

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)

Satellite Seminars

Listen as the Satellite Seminar leaders describe the focus of their work and the agendas they addressed in their summer programs.