Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute

The Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators at Holocaust Museum Houston is a three-day program that moves beyond the general history of the Holocaust to explore the various dimensions and implications of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights.

The 2023 Institute will feature Dr. Rebecca Erbelding and Dr. Peter Hayes, scholars who contributed to the Ken Burns documentary, “The U.S. and the Holocaust.”

Dates of Institute: June 21-23, 2023

Optional Day – June 20, 2023 – Introduction to Teaching the Holocaust

The 2023 Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute will be held in-person.

The program is directed toward educators on a secondary or higher level, but university students and educators of all levels who have a specific interest in, and background knowledge of genocide and the Holocaust are invited to apply. The cost to attend the program is $50.00, which includes books and materials.

For their support of the Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators, Holocaust Museum Houston thanks the Max M. Kaplan Teacher Education Endowment Fund, the Gerald S. Kaplan Endowment Fund, and the Anna and Emil Steinberger Scholarship for Teacher Education Endowment Fund.

Applications are due June 10, 2023. Applications can be found here.

Registration for the Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators includes the optional workshop – Introduction to Teaching the Holocaust at no additional cost.

The program will be hosted by The Boniuk Center for the Future of Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education and held at Holocaust Museum Houston.

Registration payment: $50.00 due by June 10, 2023.

Scholarships are available for first time attendees.

Participants will earn 24 CPE and 21 GT hours.

Applications must be submitted by 12 a.m., June 2, 2023.

For an overview of previous programs, click the links below:

2015 Summer Institute Agenda [PDF]
2016 Summer Institute Agenda [PDF]
2017 Summer Institute Agenda [PDF]
2018 Summer Institute Agenda [PDF]
2019 Summer Institute Agenda [PDF]
2021 Summer Institute Agenda [PDF]
2022 Summer Institute Agenda [PDF]