About The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute (TEI)

The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute (TEI) 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.

 

From Context to Classroom Part I


Dates: June 24-26, 2024, 8:30am to 5pm
(the last day of class ends at 1:30pm)

Please note: course materials will be accessible from May 24 to October 1, 2024


Location: Virginia Holocaust Museum, Richmond

Application Deadline: May 31st, 2024
Stipend: $200 (plus the registration fee reimbursement)
Registration Fee: $30, reimbursed with successful completion of all class requirements
Earn up to 45 points towards recertification

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

With the successful completion of this 2 1/2 day in person class and its requirements, your school division may allow you to apply for 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 Part I is open to teachers who have never completed the Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute. 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 $200 stipend and the reimbursement of the $30 registration fee will be sent to you after the class and when all requirements are met.

From Context to Classroom Part I

 

Dates: July 15-17, 2024, 8:30am to 5pm
(the last day of class ends at 1:30pm)

Please note: course materials will be accessible from June 15 to October 1, 2024

Location: Virginia Holocaust Museum, Richmond
Application Deadline: July 1st, 2024
Stipend: $200 (plus the registration fee reimbursement)
Registration Fee: $30, reimbursed with successful completion of all class requirements
Earn up to 45 points towards recertification

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

With the successful completion of this 2 1/2 day in person class and its requirements, your school division may allow you to apply for up to 45 recertification points.  Sessions focus on the Holocaust’s historical background and pedagogy - building upon From Context to Classroom Part I, allowing for a closer examination and a deeper understanding of this history. You will hear historian-led lectures and learn about best practices and resources that you can use in the classroom. Educators will have opportunities to explore and interact with Museum resources.

From Context to Classroom Part II is recommended for teachers who have already completed the first TEI class (From Context to Classroom Part I). 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 $200 stipend and the reimbursement of the $30 registration fee will be sent to you after the class and when all requirements are met.