Educator Professional Development Seminar
What: Holocaust Education Professional Development Seminar
Where: Tallahassee Community College room HSS 118 (we will be in masks and practice social distancing) or Zoom (choose what works for you)
When: July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2021 7:00 – 8:30pm
Who: Open to Florida K-12 teachers
This seminar will be specifically focused on what teachers need/want to enhance their teaching of Holocaust content. Recommended readings and resources will be provided to participants.
- July 1, 2021
- Why did the Holocaust happen?
- What do we want students to learn about this time?
- Ethnicity vs. Religion vs. Race
- How do teachers currently approach teaching the Holocaust?
- What would they like to do differently?
- July 8, 2021
- Timeline of the Holocaust/importance of defining according to timeline
- Development of antisemitism
- From laws to separation to persecution up to Kristallnacht
- Shift to murder
- Camps – types of camps
- Who went to camps?
- How do we teach this in K-12 classrooms?
- Response to Holocaust
- Going forward – how do these lessons apply to today?
- How can we teach empathy to students?
- How can we use what we know about teaching and learning to deliver meaningful instruction to our students?
Meet your facilitators
Sara Marchessault’s career in education started in 2000 and includes experience in K-12 and corporate training and facilitating. She currently teaches education courses at TCC, where she supports students who choose a career in teaching. Ms. Marchessault will serve in the role as primary facilitator for the seminar.
Monte Finkelstein is a historian and retired educator who’s spent more than 40 years studying the Holocaust and sharing what he’s learned. Known for his engaging storytelling, Dr. Finkelstein will be joining the seminar as our on-hand historian.