2022 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

From Context to Classroom Class #1 June 27-28, 8:30am-5pm

Registration Deadline: May 15 

From Context to Classroom Class #2 July 11-12, 8:30am-5pm

Registration Deadline: June 1 

 

Registration Fee: $30* 
*Thanks to the generosity of a donor this registration fee will be reimbursed to registrants upon successful completion of all class requirements

NEW in 2022!

Stipend: $100
A certificate of completion, the $100 stipend, and the reimbursement of the $30 registration fee will be sent to participants after the class and when all requirements are met.

Each session is limited to 20 students.

With the successful completion of this 2-day in-person class 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-led lectures and learn about best 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.

From Context to Classroom is open to teachers who have never completed the Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute. In order to complete class requirements, you must fully participate, which includes pre-reading and the use of the online platform Canvas and a final project.  A certificate of completion, the $100 stipend, and the reimbursement of the $30 registration fee will be sent to you after the class and when all requirements are met.

Scholarships ($500) are available for teachers 50 miles outside of Richmond.  Scholarships are to help cover travel, housing, and meals.  Please contact Megan Ferenczy mferenczy@vaholocaust.org to apply.       

The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute is recommended for middle and high school educators who 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

 

Regardless of vaccination status all Museum guests are required to wear a mask.

No later than one week prior to the start of the TEI program, registered attendees will be notified about COVID-19 protocol updates based on recommendations from the Virginia Department of Health and the CDC.

Depending on public health guidelines related to COVID-19 the format of this class is subject to change.

 

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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