HOUSTON, TX (Sept. 1, 2010) – Holocaust Museum Houston is now accepting applications for the 2011 Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators, a four-day program for teachers that moves beyond the general history of the Holocaust to explore the various dimensions and implications of that tragedy and other genocides.
The institute, which begins July 5, 2011, at the Museum’s Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline St., is directed toward educators on the secondary level or higher. University students and educators of all levels with specific interests and background knowledge of the Holocaust are also invited to attend, although seating is limited. Those seeking professional development hours are eligible for up to 40 credit hours for attending.
The institute provides substantive content and the opportunity to network with internationally known scholars of the Holocaust and teachers from around the world. Working in the Museum’s exhibit space and classroom, teachers will grow in their understanding of the Holocaust and refine their skills to teach about the history and lessons of the Holocaust. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and lunch and materials are provided to attendees all four days.
To apply, teachers should visit the Museum Web site at www.hmh.org and select “Professional Development for Educators” under the Educatio/Outreach tab for an online application or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is $150 per educator and must be received with a completed application by Monday, June 20, 2011.
This educator training program has been supported by grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., and is generously underwritten by the Max M. Kaplan Teacher Education Fund, The Lea K. Weems Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the Chevra Kadisha Holocaust Studies Scholarship Fund, with special thanks to Continental Airlines, the official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston.
Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.
Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004. For more information about the Museum, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.