2020 Registration

If you have any questions regarding TEI, please email Megan Ferenczy, Director of Education of the VHM at mferenczy@vaholocaust.org.

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.

From Context to Classroom - Online

With the successful completion of this online course and its requirements your school division may allow you to apply up to 45 recertification points. Sessions focus on the Holocaust’s historical background and pedagogy which link to the Virginia Standards of Learning requirements. You will hear historian-lead lectures and learn about practices and resources that you can use in the classroom when teaching the Holocaust. Educators will have opportunities to explore and interact with Museum resources.

Course Dates: June 22 - July 3rd 2020

Admissions to the class are rolling.

From Context to Classroom is open to teachers who have never completed the Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute. You must fully participate in all aspects of the class and successfully complete a final project in order to complete course requirements and receive a certificate of completion. The class is online.

Tuition for Course #1: $30 FREE*

*The application fee will be reimbursed with successful completion of all class requirements.

The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute is recommended for middle and high school educators that would like to or currently teach the Holocaust in their classrooms. Longwood University’s Professional Studies Office utilizes the descriptions for Renewal Options in the Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual to suggest appropriate professional development points but advises all participants earning those points to work with their educational employing agency to verify and classify each course offered. 


The Teacher Education Institute is named in honor of Alexander Lebenstein (OBM) a Holocaust survivor who was committed to Holocaust education through the sharing of his experiences in Nazi Germany.

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