Educate the Educators Workshop - April 2, 2019

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Educate the Educators Workshop - April 2, 2019

50.00

WHEN: Tuesday - April 2, 2019
              9 am - 4 pm

WHERE: Jewish Community Center of Greater Stowe (JCOGS)
                1189 Cape Cod Road, Stowe, VT.

COST: $50 (includes lunch)

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: Min: 25, Max: 75

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Partnering with Echoes and Reflections, VTHM is offering a workshop for Vermont Educators:

Spotlight on Contemporary Antisemitism
 

Echoes and Reflections empowers middle and high school educators with dynamic classroom materials and professional development. Through Holocaust education programs and resources, educators gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to teach this topic effectively.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Antisemitism is not a relic of the past, but a hatred the world struggles with today. This program introduces educators to classroom material that address such topics as contemporary manifestations of antisemitism, Holocaust denial, and anti-Israel rhetoric with students. The material covered can be used to extend learning in Echoes & Reflections or as a separate unit of study. 

PROGRAM GOALS:

  1. Define contemporary manifestation of antisemitism, both different and the same as traditional forms of antisemitism present before and during the Holocaust.

  2. Discover and utilize classroom lessons and resources to help students explore the persistence and impact of antisemitism worldwide.

  3. Explore ways to support students’ commitment and ability to actively respond to and prevent antisemitism and other forms of prejudice.

  4. Build confidence and capacity to teach the subject.

WORKSHOP LEADER:

Our Stowe workshop will be led by Esther Hurh, a highly seasoned education program consultant, curriculum developer, and trainer with nearly 20 years of experience in project development and management involving civil rights, diversity and inclusion, Holocaust education, and bullying prevention.

Esther Hurh

Esther Hurh

 In addition to Echoes & Reflections, Esther has also worked with other well-respected organizations including: Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), and Prevent School Violence IL (PSVI).

Previously, Esther was the Director of the Training & Curriculum Department in the National Education Division of the Anti-Defamation League, a national civil rights and human relations organization.  She oversaw the development of award-winning educational training and curriculum materials addressing bias, discrimination, and bullying.  She has authored a number of curriculum and journal articles focused on these topics, and has traveled all over the country and internationally to train others on the delivery and practice of diversity and inclusion programs and principles.

Esther received an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in Political Science at Northwestern University.  She is currently a board member of KAN-WIN, an Asian American organization focused on stopping domestic violence and sexual assault, and a member of the Elementary Educator Advisory Board of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.  She currently resides in Chicago, IL with her husband and two children.

WHY ATTEND?

How do we help students understand that antisemitism did not begin nor end with the Holocaust? What do students need to know in order to recognize antisemitism today and to stand up to antisemitism and other forms of hate?

This learning opportunity explores classroom materials to support effective teaching of the Holocaust and of contemporary antisemitism, its global reach, and its expression in the form of hate speech, violence, denial, distortion of the Holocaust and anti-Israel rhetoric.

Educators will enhance their own knowledge about the Holocaust, including the history of antisemitism, and build confidence and capacity to teach this complex subject. This program will also cover materials and strategies for teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism.

**All participants will receive certificates of attendance.