Date: September 16, 2019
Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Place: Queens University Sports Complex, 2229 Tyvola Road
This full day training is a wonderful opportunity for all middle and high school teachers to begin the year with a new perspective and new tools for teaching.
The day is for beginning and continuing teachers, those who have never taught using Echoes as well as seasoned veterans of the curriculum, and those who just wonder how we can help our students navigate issues of prejudice and intolerance.
The day begins with Seth Gordon-Lipkin, North Carolina’s ADL Regional Education Director, who will help us explore the Echoes and Reflections curriculum in a unique way. We will learn how to use the testimony of one survivor as a common thread to follow as we move through the lessons of the Holocaust. This technique helps students and teachers create a seamless human narrative to this complex issue. Seth brings over 10 years of experience facilitating Echoes and Reflections. He is also on the front lines of combating antisemitism in all its forms.
After we break for lunch, all participants will have the opportunity to experience the Becoming One Human Family program. This program is offered to schools as a way to supplement curricular offerings that relate to the Holocaust and human rights. We provide trained facilitators who run the program so that teachers can learn alongside of their students.
The program begins with a short film about Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. We will then examine this story and all of its components: Identity, Trust, Loyalty, Individuality, Hope, Fear . . and expand upon them through different break out sessions. Educators will choose to participate in two of our most popular sessions (Recognizing Bias and Overcoming Prejudice and Resistance, or Identity through Art) after which they will have completed phase 1 of the facilitator training. All educators are then able to choose to participate in phase 2 and become a certified facilitator.
Lunch is provided.
Sub pay reimbursement is available upon request.
RSVP to: Donna Tarney