Professional Development Workshop
“Holocaust Education: Tools and Techniques”
This event is open for teachers and students of education.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
United Nations Headquarters, New York
Remarks by Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information
Special Guest: Ahmad Alhindawi, United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth
UN Holocaust Programme’s Professional Development event, May 2011, United Nations, NY.
The “Holocaust Education: Tools and Techniques” workshop is designed especially for high school and university educators to equip them with effective methods and new approaches in teaching the Holocaust, including digital technologies. Five interactive units led by experts in the field of Holocaust education and human rights will focus on important issues of concern to teachers: using online survivor testimony in the classroom; teaching about the Roma and Sinti experience; teaching the Holocaust and other genocides; understanding the power of propaganda; and confronting hate speech, bullying and creating an anti-bias learning environment. Presenters will include the United Nations Holocaust Programme; the USC Shoah Foundation; The Anne Frank House; the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Yad Vashem, the Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, and the Anti-Defamation League.
Teachers who complete the day’s programme will receive a certificate for professional development credit.