Now Accepting 2020 Applications
The Holocaust Educator Network of Michigan Summer Seminar brings teachers from across the state together to study the Holocaust from the perspective of classroom teachers and teacher leaders; we will witness and study together, and then collaborate to take teaching ideas back to classrooms, school districts, college campuses, and writing project sites all over Michigan.
The seminar asks teachers to look at lessons from the Holocaust and then again as those lessons apply to historic and contemporary Michigan; teachers will be asked to consider Holocaust Education from a local perspective. Because the goal of the project extends beyond the summer seminar to the creation of a vibrant state-wide network of Holocaust educators, participants are able come to the seminar as individuals, or as part of a school, district, or project team, and are invited to stay connected after the summer programming ends.
There are twenty spots available for the 2020 seminar, and the application is competitive. First priority will be given to those teachers who can demonstrate interest, commitment, and/or experience in Holocaust and social justice education. Participants will be immersed in seminal Holocaust Education experiences, including survivor testimony, consideration of historical, Third Reich era, and contemporary Judaism, expert guest lectures, visits to museums and presentations from museum educators, and visits to significant historical social justice locations in Michigan. Participants will be given support to return to their local classrooms, schools, and communities to provide Holocaust education, which they then contribute back to the members of a growing state-wide network. Participants are eligible for up to $1000 in grant funding to use in their schools and communities upon completion of the summer seminar.
The seminar is held at the Holocaust Memorial Center--Zekelman Family campus, a world class museum in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Participants are able to make use of the galleries as they study content. Participants also collaborate every day, discussing resources and sharing strategies for powerful classroom instruction.