Educator Resources & Teacher Training Workshops
The museum offers teacher training in a wide variety of subject areas, including Holocaust education practices and immigration studies. Previous partners have included MSDE, the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Baltimore City Public School System, the Center for Jewish Education, and the Baltimore Jewish Council.
Are you interested in holding a Professional Development Workshop at the JMM? We would love to host it! To find out more about bringing your workshop to the museum, please call Ilene Dackman-Alon, Director of Education, at (443) 873-5178, or email her at email@example.com.
To see photos from our recent teacher workshops, please visit our Education and School Programs Facebook page here!
For pre-visit materials, please see our educational programs page.
Summer Teachers Institute
The Jewish Museum of Maryland is pleased to offer opportunities for teachers to participate in an array of professional development workshops throughout the year. Programs can take place at our site or our experienced staff of educators, historians, and curators can travel to another venue to help facilitate programs on the following topics:
— Jewish-American life during the colonial and Civil War eras
–19th-20th century immigration history
— Baltimore neighborhoods
— World religions and multiculturalism
— Genealogy and oral history
— Incorporating primary sources in the classroom
The JMM frequently partners with the Baltimore Jewish Council to provide workshops exploring various aspects of the Holocaust. Workshops are available for public, private, and parochial school teachers in order to promote effective Holocaust education throughout the state of Maryland. The sessions are held both locally at the JMM and at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.. Historical topics and pedagogical techniques are shared in these programs.
Summer Teachers Institute
The Summer Teachers Institute workshops represent a serious and on-going effort to present educators with factual information from scholarly research on the basic history of the Holocaust, methodology for effective teaching, and resources for classroom teachers. One day seminars are held throughout the school year, and a three-day Summer Teachers Institute is held each summer in August.
For more information contact Ilene Dackman-Alon, Director of Education, 443.873.5178 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University
The Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University (BHI) offers an array of continuing education courses, special programs and community lectures in Judaic studies. The BHI also provides scholarships for graduate students enrolled in the Jewish Studies, Jewish Education, and Jewish Communal Service degree programs at Towson University. For more information, visit www.towson.edu/bhi
Baltimore Hebrew Institute teaches adult education Hebrew courses (non-credit) in Modern Hebrew (Beginner through Advanced levels) and Biblical Hebrew (Beginner and Advanced levels) at Beth El Congregation in Pikesville. The link for information and online registration is https://extendeded.towson.edu/wconnect/ace/HebrewHome.htm.