Education

Educator Events

Holocaust and Human Rights Educator Conference

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance presents a yearly educator conference on the Holocaust and human rights at which educators will receive a day of in-depth training in Holocaust curriculum, followed by a second day of workshops on various human rights issues.

The Holocaust and Human Rights Educator Conference is free for secondary teachers. Participants will receive:

  • Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Echoes and Reflections: A Multi-Media Holocaust Curriculum
  • Various human rights educational resources for the classroom
  • In-person presentation by Holocaust and African genocide survivors
  • Dallas Holocaust Museum Upstander bracelet
  • CPE certification

The 2014 Holocaust and Human Rights Educator Conference will be held on August 4-5, 2014.

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

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 yearly for all 5th grade school groups visiting the Museum.

During orientation the education staff will prepare educators in using the Museum as an extension of the classroom. Educators will receive a teacher orientation packet, a staff-led tour of the core exhibit and special exhibit, explanation of tour options and procedures. The DHM/CET 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:

  • Monday, March 10th at 2 pm
  • Thursday, April 17th at 5 pm
  • Saturday, May 3rd at 10 am
  • Friday, June 20th at noon

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, the Museum holds special exhibit 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:

Fall 2013 - Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited
Preview Night: September 16 starting at 5:00pm

Winter 2014 - The Kindertransport: Memory into History
Preview Night: TBA

Spring 2014 - Besa: A Code of Honor
Preview Night: March 17 at 4:30pm

College Nights

College Nights 2013 feature the exhibition Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited. 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 Spring 2014 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 2014:

  • March 23: Learningfest
  • April 25: Anne Frank and Upstanders Workshop at Idaho Human Rights Center, Boise, ID
  • June 16: Social Science Summit (Kilgore, TX)
  • June 17: Region 7 Holocaust Educator Conference at Ahavath Achim Synagogue (Tyler, TX) View flyer
  • June 18: Region 8 Holocaust Educator Conference (Pitsburg, TX) View flyer

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 being trained for 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 by education staff. The theme of 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.