Educational Opportunities During These Challenging Times…

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Times are challenging right now, in many different ways. It seems as if life just keeps handing us lemons when all we want are sweet oranges. We wanted to share some opportunities for you to take these lemons and make some lemonade! Check out the resources below and use some of your day learning something new. Please feel free to email us with any additional suggestions that you have and we will add them to our blog.

Stay healthy, be safe, keep learning!

  • Jewish Partisan Education Foundation is offering two free online teacher training seminars in April in partnership with the JFCS Holocaust Center.  The Jewish partisan lessons of perseverance and resilience can help students navigate these challenging times. All educators are invited to participate. Registration and more info: and JPEF Teacher Training Webinars April 2020.
  • The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is offering a teacher training led by celebrated educator and founder of the Light Initiative, Nick Haberman on Thursday, April 2. To register, please visit this link.
  • Facing History and Ourselves is offering a new teaching idea regarding: Understanding the news,  COVID-19: How Can We Make Choices That Promote the Common Good?, which is designed to help students grapple with the difficult ethical questions that we are all being asked to confront in our daily lives right now: What is the common good? How can we make choices that promote the common good during the Coronavirus outbreak?
  • Echoes and Reflections has a variety of webinars and other offerings to enrich you and your students. Visit their website for the most up-to-date information:
  • The USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness platform is a wonderful place to explore online learning opportunities. Accounts are free for educators and offer ready-to-go lessons and activities for students dealing with the Holocaust and beyond.

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