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.

 

Watch for new TOLI seminars coming for 2020.

 

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Flipping the Script: How Narrative Acts of Resistance during the Holocaust Can Teach Us To Tell Our Own True Stories
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
June 15-19, 2020

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

Sacramento, California

Northern California Seminar-Crossing Lines: Tools for Teaching Tough Topics
Sacramento, California
June 16-20, 2020

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
June 8-12, 2020

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 [...]

Farmington Hills, Michigan

Studying, Learning, and Teaching: Critical Lessons of Holocaust Education
Farmington Hills, Michigan
July 13-18, 2020

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 State University; Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Honoring Resilience: Learning from the Holocaust and Dakota Exile
Saint Cloud State University; Saint Cloud, Minnesota
July 12-18, 2020

Sponsored by The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI), Honoring Resilience: Learning from the Holocaust and Dakota Exile, will explore what can happen [...]

Jackson, Mississippi

Reclaiming Our Humanity: Lessons of the Holocaust for Today
Jackson, Mississippi
June 8-12, 2020

The TOLI-sponsored four-day seminar in Jackson, Mississippi will focus on the exclusionary polices of Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow laws [...]

Billings, Montana

Worlds Apart But not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All
Billings, Montana
June 16-22, 2020

Worlds Apart But Not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All is designed for individuals and teams interested in finding [...]

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Teaching the Holocaust for Social Justice
Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 15-19, 2020

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
June 22-26, 2020

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
June 22-26, 2020

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

Milwaukee (Fox Point), Wisconsin

A Multi-Generational Approach to Holocaust and Social Justice Education
Milwaukee (Fox Point), Wisconsin
August 2-7, 2020

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

Sterling, Virginia

Bringing Human Rights into the Classroom through Exploration of the Holocaust and Virginia's History of Racial Injustice
Sterling, Virginia
June 22-27, 2020

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

Salisbury, Maryland

The Holocaust, Human Rights, and the Role of Education
Salisbury, Maryland
POSTPONED until 2020

The Holocaust, Human Rights, and the Role of Education gathers a cadre of 20 middle school through university-level educators from across the [...]

Amherst, Massachusetts

Examining our Shared Humanity: Holocaust Education and Social Responsibility
Amherst, Massachusetts
2020 dates to be announced

Examining Our Shared Humanity brings together teachers from across Massachusetts who are looking to deepen their practice of teaching the [...]

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.