Summer Teachers Institute 2021

Summer Teachers Institute 2021


Aug 09 2021 - Aug 11 2021
, 9AM- 3:30PM

American Discrimination During the Holocaust Era

The annual Summer Teachers Institute professional development aims to prepare educational professionals to teach about the Holocaust with confidence by providing factual information from scholarly research, methodology for effective teaching, and educational resources for the classroom. This year, the Summer Teachers Institute theme is American Discrimination During the Holocaust Era, and attending teachers will investigate the historical context and lasting legacies of challenging and essential histories including Jim Crow laws, Mexican Repatriation, Antisemitic conspiracy theories, and Japanese American internment and concentration camps.

Through lectures, discussions, and analysis guided by our expert partner organizations, educators will learn the best practices of teaching and interpreting these difficult histories in their classrooms. Particular attention will be paid to the methodology of creating anti-bias classrooms, students’ social-emotional learning, and school climate.

We are grateful to be partnering with the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies, the Japanese American National Museum, the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, the National WWII Museum, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and this program is possible due to the generous support of Judy and Jerry Macks, and the Joan and Joseph Klein, Jr. Foundation.

Summer Teachers Institute 2021 will be held entirely on the Zoom conferencing platform and will take place on Monday, August 9th through Wednesday, August 11th from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. The registration fee is $25.00, and the registration deadline is July 30th, 2021. To register and pay, please use the following link. To make alternate arrangements for payment, please reach out to Marisa Shultz at

Have questions? Please reach out to Ilene Dackman-Alon at

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