Silverman Latin American Institute

The Silverman Latin American Institute, supported by the Lt. David L. Silverman Endowment Fund, brings educators from Latin America and the United States to Holocaust Museum Houston to study the history of the Holocaust and human rights. Working together between a number of countries, participants will build international networks to strengthen educational collaborations.

Dates of Institute: January 13-17, 2025

A selection committee will choose educators who want to learn more about the Holocaust, human rights, and how to implement this history into their classroom curriculum. Those selected will be designated as 2025 Silverman Fellows. Once accepted to this prestigious Fellowship, participants will attend a week-long, in person institute hosted at Holocaust Museum Houston designed to immerse them in historical and pedagogical content. Through interactive sessions led by historians, Holocaust and human rights organizations, and activists, Silverman Fellows will deepen their knowledge of Holocaust and human rights history and receive resources and strategies to support this instruction in their classrooms.

As an international, bilingual institute, the Silverman Latin American Institute will be accessible in English and Spanish through interpretation services.

The Silverman Latin American Institute is a fully funded program. 2025 Silverman Fellows will receive airfare, hotel, program materials, and meals thanks to the generous support of the Lt. David L. Silverman Endowment Fund. For international applicants, visa application fees, passport fees, and other travel documentation fees are not covered by the program.

Application Information:

Applications for the 2025 Silverman Latin American Institute are open August 1, 2023 through February 16, 2024.

We are accepting applications from educators in Latin America and the United States who teach in middle school or high school classrooms (6th – 12th grade) in the following subjects: history, social studies, English/language arts, Spanish, and the fine arts (visual and performing arts). Applications from pre-service teachers who plan to teach middle school or high school students in these subject areas will also be accepted. Applications from educators in museum, university, government, and non-profit settings will also be considered.

Applications and recommendation letters are due by Friday, February 16, 2024. Only those applicants who commit to attending the entire institute will be accepted.

Decision letters for the 2025 Silverman Latin American Institute will be emailed in Spring 2024.

2023 Silverman Latin American Institute Agenda – English [PDF]

2023 Silverman Latin American Institute Agenda – Spanish [PDF]

Contact Us:
Laurie Garcia
Senior Associate Director of Education, Cynthia and Richard Loewenstern Family Endowed Professor in Education
Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004

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