|NOTE: Attending the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators, the Museum’s foundational teacher education program, is a prerequisite for the Fellowship application.
The Museum’s teacher training programs ensure that learning how and why the Holocaust happened is an essential component of education in America and strengthens students’ critical thinking about their roles in society.
About the Program
Most years, the Museum selects up to 15 educators—from grades 7 through community college—as new Museum Teacher Fellows. These educators must show evidence of knowledge of Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation in community and professional organizations.
Fellows participate in the Pines, Sarna, Statfeld Summer Institute for the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program held at the Museum in Washington, DC. This institute is designed to immerse Fellows in advanced historical and pedagogical issues. Following the institute, they organize and implement a professional development event for educators in their schools, communities, or professional organizations that highlights Museum resources. In July of the following year, they attend a follow-up program at the Museum to continue their study of the Holocaust with Museum staff and noted speakers. Travel expenses are covered, and teachers receive an honorarium for their work during the fellowship year.
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