big soniaBIG SONIA 
February 9-22, 2018 | SIFF Film Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle 
In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski – great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor – runs the tailor shop she’s owned for more than 30 years. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to resist her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.  Tickets and showtimes | Trailer and More about Big Sonia


TEACHING THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT AND PEACE PROCESS WITH PRIMARY SOURCES: A free 3-hour professional development workshop for educators | March 17 | Seattle 
Sponsored by the Institute for Curriculum Services. Co-Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Participants will:
-receive a $100 honorarium for attending
-experience student activities as you work with colleagues with a variety of primary sources
-leave with classroom-ready, standards-aligned curricular resources
Click here to register and for more information


EDUCATION FOR EXCELLENCE, DIVERSITY, AND RESPECT: Transformative 21st Century Innovations  

August 22-25, 2018 | Seattle | A joint international conference hosted by the School of Education at Seattle Pacific University and the Janusz Korczak Association of the USA. Conference participants will have a chance to stay on campus at SPU. Participants at this conference will:

- Learn about the latest research findings and school innovations and their impact on school students, teachers, and reforms in education.
- Discover Korczak’s theory and practice, and get inspired.  
- Engage with international groups of students, teachers, researchers, social workers, psychologists, child-rights advocates, policymakers, and other stakeholders with an interest in education.
- Present, promote and discuss their own projects in education with both supporters and challengers.  
- Strengthen their social networks with new national and international contacts from around the world.  
- Earn up to 24 clock hours in professional development.