Education

Educator Events

Holocaust and Human Rights Educator Conference

Join us for a day of training in Holocaust education for the 21st century classroom with Echoes & Reflections Teacher’s Resource Guide, iWitness: One Voice at a Time, and a day of multiple workshops on human rights to assist you in building lesson plans on various topics from the Holocaust, human rights, to genocide.

The Educator Conference includes:
* Echoes & Reflections Teacher’s Resource Guide ($94.95 value)
* Dallas Holocaust Museum Education Packet
* CPE certification
* Breakfasts, lunches and dinner

$25 registration fee (waived for teachers at Title I schools) limited hotel scholarships available.

For more information and registration, please contact Dr. Charlotte Decoster at cdecoster@dallasholocaustmuseum.org or view the event flyer and schedule.

Download the 2015 Holocaust and Human Rights Educator Conference Registration Form

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This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Educator Museum Orientation

Educator Museum Orientations are for educators and school administrators considering bringing their students to the Museum and for those who have already scheduled a visit. The education staff highly recommend that educators attend orientation at least once each school year. Orientation is required annually for all educators of 5th grade school groups visiting the Museum.

During orientation the education staff will prepare educators to use the Museum as an extension of the classroom. Educators will receive a teacher orientation packet, a staff-led tour of the Museums core exhibit and rotating special exhibit, explanation of tour options and procedures. This Museum is a certified provider of CPE’s by the Texas Education Agency.
There is no charge for attending orientation, but you must be registered. Teachers may register by emailing cdecoster@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

Educator Museum Orientation Schedule for 2015:

June 10 at 12:00 p.m.
July 6 at 12:00 p.m.
August 17 at 12:00 p.m.
September 12 at 9:30 a.m.
October 4 at 9:30 a.m.
November 25 at 12:00 p.m.
December 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Special Exhibit Preview Nights

The Dallas Holocaust Museum has quarterly rotating special exhibits in its gallery. Special exhibits cover different themes on the Holocaust and other genocides. To introduce educators to these special exhibits, the Museum holds preview nights. These events are exclusively open to all educators.

Educators will receive a tour of the new exhibit, a teacher’s guide, a short presentation by the education staff, and other curricular material that will aid educators in preparing a lesson plan on the Holocaust.

Upcoming Special Exhibits:

Summer 2015 – 911: Ground Zero 360
On September 11, 2001, the U.S. was shaken to its core when 2 jets crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. In the wake of the attack, New York based Irish photographer Nicola McClean responded in the only way she knew how; she picked up her camera and took to the streets to capture the sights and emotions that surrounded her. This exhibition honors the victims and their families, who represent the diversity that is America and the sacrifices of so many on that terrible day. First Responder Open House is on Thursday, July 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Thursday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m. with a lecture by Paul McCormack, NYPD Commanding Officer of the 41st Precinct at 6:30 p.m.

Fall 2015 – September 22 at 4:30 p.m. Holocaust By Bullets
This exhibition presents the results of hundreds of days of fieldwork directed by Father Patrick Desbois. This work enabled his organization, Yahad-in-Unum, to collect evidence and begin documenting the massacres and mass graves of more than 1 million Jews in Eastern Europe. The exhibit seeks to return to these murdered Jewish victims their dignity and humanity and also to underscore the “Holocaust by Bullets” as a precursor and model for mass crimes today.

There is no charge for educators attending Special Exhibit Previews, but you must be registered. Register by emailing cdecoster@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

College Nights

College Nights 2015 feature the special exhibitions, The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France and Holocaust by Bullets. Enjoy exclusive access to the special and permanent exhibits, private docent-led tours, and special presentations by Museum Educators and Holocaust Survivor Speakers developed specifically for university groups.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum’s special and permanent exhibits offer professors and instructors a unique tool to expand beyond their classroom-based curriculum on topics such as:
• Human Rights
• American History - Civil Rights
• World History - Holocaust and Genocide
• Tolerance and Diversity
• Texas History - Local Civil Rights and Holocaust Survivor History
• Historical Research
• Ethics in Law, Business, and Science

College Nights will be on October 17 and November 20. Don’t share the Museum with middle and high school student. Reserve your college night tour RIGHT NOW!

RSVP at cdecoster@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

On-site Educator Events

The Education Department offers a variety of on-site educational programs from workshops to speaking engagements. For a list of 2015 events click here.

Off-site Educator Events

Educator presentations, conferences, and workshops are presented throughout the year at off-site locations. They include historical background on the Holocaust, use of primary documents, pedagogy, and curricular use and development. Topics and curricula will vary. There is no registration fee for the workshops, unless otherwise stated. Workshop attendees will receive certificates for CPE earned.

Off-site Events Schedule for 2015:

College Nights held on April 21 and September 17. Don’t share the Museum with middle and high school students. Reserve your College Night tour RIGHT NOW! RSVP at cdecoster@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

Educator Events
The Education Department offers a variety of educational programs at the Dallas Holocaust Museum from workshops to speaking engagements. Educator presentations, conferences, and workshops are also presented throughout the year at off-site locations. They include historical background on the Holocaust, use of primary documents, pedagogy, and curricular use and development. Topics and curricula will vary.
There is no registration fee for the workshops, unless otherwise stated. Workshop attendees will receive certificates for CPE earned.

For monthly updates on educational events, sign up for the Education Newsletter by emailing cdecoster@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2015 SPRING EVENT SCHEDULE

Ethics and Diversity Training for Law Enforcement Officials

Ethics and Diversity Training for Law Enforcement Officials
Since 2005, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance has provided ethics and diversity training for law enforcement officers in supervisory positions in their respective departments. From sergeants to chiefs, these officers have come from all over the United States, and even Canada. The program consists of docent-led tours of the museum’s permanent exhibit, historical background, and discussion of the role of German police battalions during the Holocaust led by education staff. The Law Enforcement Program centers around decision making, choices based on personal values, and ethics.
For more information on the program, contact Dr. Sara Abosch at sabosch@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.