Professional Development opportunities for school systems and school staffs are on-going and can be tailored to the needs of your educational community. A few possibilities within the Virginia Holocaust Museum are:
- Full day workshops including a tour of the VHM and workshop focusing on the teaching of the Holocaust.
- Half day workshops including a tour of the VHM and an overview of available educational materials and opportunities for students
- Workshops delivered by special guests
The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute
The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute assists educators with their understanding of the Holocaust and genocide. Sessions focus on historical background and pedagogy which link to the Virginia Standards of Learning requirements. TEI is offered in partnership with Longwood University and is funded through generous teacher sponsorships.
Law Enforcement: Examining Ethics and Leadership
Law Enforcement: Ethics and Leadership Program focuses on the role of law enforcement during the Holocaust and the role that law enforcement plays in today’s society. This 4 hour program is ideal for law enforcement at the local, state and federal level and includes:
- A guided Museum tour
- Presentation and discussion of the role of law enforcement in the Nazi State
- An examination on the role of law enforcement in contemporary society
If you are interested in booking this program contact us here.
Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust – 2/16/22
During the Holocaust, from one end of Europe to the other, from before the outbreak of war until the liberation, young people kept journals and diaries. They carried their journals with them from their homes to hiding places, from transit camps to ghettos. When times grew difficult, they smuggled and stole scraps of paper, found pencil stubs and worn ink pens. Despite fear and repression, despite hunger, cold, exhaustion, and despair, young people documented their experiences and their impressions of their lives, and in so doing marked their places in the world. –From the introduction of Salvaged Pages.
Join the Virginia Holocaust Museum for a one day workshop focused on "Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust," led by author Alexandra Zapruder. The workshop will focus on using young diaries in the classroom to teach about the Holocaust. This workshop is free and each particpant will be given a copy of ""Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust," as well as a certificate of participation.
Echoes & Reflections – Ongoing
WWII created a massive refugee crisis that spanned the globe. Today, the world continues to struggle with the plight of refugees and displaced persons on an astronomical scale. Through this digital Mini Course, explore the experiences of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust and learn how to connect the lessons of this history to today’s refugee situation.