The Museum invites middle and high school educators, as well as community college faculty to apply to attend the 2014 Belfer National Conference. The conference is funded by a grant from the Belfer Foundation.
At the conference, Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for teaching about the Holocaust. Participants have the opportunity to tour the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition, as well as the special exhibitions Remember the Children: Daniel's Story and Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust, and to explore the Museum’s full range of resources. Those who complete the conference receive a set of educational materials and a voucher worth $100 to purchase Holocaust-related materials in the Museum Shop.
The 2014 conference will be held in two consecutive sessions: the first, from July 13 to 15, is designed for English language arts educators; the second, from July 16 to 18, is for social studies educators. Those who teach a subject outside these disciplines may select the session that better suits them. The Museum also encourages teachers of foreign languages and journalism to apply.
There is no charge for the conference, but participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations. A limited number of scholarships are available.
See the conference website for more information and online registration.