- REGISTER HERE for our ADL workshop “Teaching about the Holocaust” in Bellingham, WA on April 29, 2017
- WWU press release on free workshop on Holocaust Education
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at WWU hosted a free full-day workshop for teachers with a focus on Holocaust education & its implications for the present and the future. Participants were introduced to the “Echoes and Reflections” curriculum by facilitator Sherry Bard from the Anti-Defamation League and learned how to implement lessons in their classrooms. Teachers gained 5 clock hours for continuing education from the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle. “We are delighted to offer this free professional development to our community,” says Dr. Sandra Alfers, the institute’s director. “Washington State recommends the teaching of the Holocaust in schools as expressed in RCW 28A.300.115, and teachers will learn how they can implement “Echoes and Reflections” in their classroom.” Participants also had the opportunity to hear local Holocaust survivor and educator Noémi Ban in a special presentation with Prof. Emeritus Ray Wolpow (Secondary Education) and Prof. Sandra Alfers (German/Director RWI).