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Who: The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in cooperation with the UnitedStates Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) invites you to participate in the first Holocaust Institute for Teacher Educators (HITE). Faculty from institutions who are currently teaching methods courses are eligible for the Institute. Participants will be selected from across the United States, and participation is limited.What: The Holocaust Institute for Teacher Educators (HITE) is designed to encourage teacher educators to use the history of the Holocaust as a model for teacher candidates; prepare teacher candidates to teach about the Holocaust in middle and secondary school (6-12) settings; use national and state content standards in teaching about the Holocaust; and consider the ethical implications for classroom teachers in teaching about the Holocaust.
When: June 4-8, 2007
Where: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Washington, D.C.
Why: The Institute is designed for teacher educators currently teaching content methods courses. The Institute explores the content, methods, and rationales for teaching about the Holocaust. By examining the Holocaust within teacher education, we have the opportunity to enrich the learning opportunities provided to P-12 children. The one-week institute includes sessions on teaching about the Holocaust in secondary methods classrooms, ethical implications of teaching about the Holocaust, uses of literature, primary sources, and technology in teaching about the Holocaust.
How: There is no registration fee for HITE. Participants are responsible for travel, hotel,and expenses. Participants must attend the entire one-week institute, June 4-8, 2007, at the USHMM in Washington, D.C. Participants also participate in pre- and post-Institute online discussions, e.g., web-based discussion board; and serve in a leadership role within the teacher education community in preparing candidates to appropriately teach about the Holocaust. For more information, contact Lisa Stooksberry at AACTE, (202) 293-2450 or LStooksberry@aacte.org