On Saturday, April 29, the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University will host a free full-day workshop for teachers with a focus on Holocaust education and its implications for the present and the future.
Participants will be introduced to the “Echoes and Reflections” curriculum by facilitators from the Anti-Defamation League and learn how to implement lessons in their classrooms. The curriculum was developed by the ADL, the USC Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem. All participants will receive a free Teacher’s Resource Guide.
“We are delighted to offer this free professional development to our community,” said Sandra Alfers, the institute’s director. “Washington State recommends the teaching of the Holocaust in schools as expressed in RCW 28A.300.115, and at this free workshop, teachers will learn effective strategies to help students understand what happened during the Holocaust, why it happened, and how it relates to difficult issues we are faced with today.”
Participants will also have the opportunity to meet and hear local Holocaust survivor and educator Noémi Ban in a special presentation with Western Washington University Professor Emeritus Ray Wolpow (Secondary Education) and Alfers, who is also a professor of Modern and Classical Languages at Western.
Participants can register for the workshop at https://wp.wwu.edu/raywolpowinstitute, but space is limited. For more information, contact the institute at (360) 650-4000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.