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Teacher Workshop: Cultivating Questions & Curiosity through Holocaust History

Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 4:30-6:30pm (PT) | Free

Powell Professional Development Series on Holocaust Education 2022

This program is the first in the series. Details and registration for upcoming programs in this series will be available January 15! Teachers who attend 8+ hours of programming in this series will receive a Certificate of Completion of the 2022 Powell Professional Development Series on Holocaust Education. 

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In this interactive session, attendees will learn about Centropa, a Vienna-based historical institute and its rich resources to support instruction about the Holocaust by celebrating and examining the totality of Jewish life in Europe.  Attendees will engage with Centropa's innovative photograph and interview database, as well as Centropa's website, lessons and culminating work that encourages and inspires student advocacy.


Dr. Lauren Granite, US Education Director for Centropa—a historical institute based in Vienna—has a Ph.D. from Drew University, and master’s degree from the University of Chicago. Before joining Centropa in 2010, she spent more than a dozen years teaching Jewish history to adults, college students, and teens. She builds Centropa’s network of Jewish, public, parochial and charter schools in North America, and designs workshops, seminars, and Centropa’s annual Summer Academy, where up to 90 educators from 18 countries come together to study history in the great cities of Central Europe. Dr. Granite also mentors teachers, writes curriculum, and establishes teacher advisory teams for Centropa programs.

Nance Adler has taught primarily middle school students at the Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle since 2005. She is a United States Holocaust Museuem Teacher Fellow, a Powell Fellow at the Holocaust Center for Humanity, has served on the Holocaust Center for Humanity's Teacher Advisory Board, and has worked extensively with Centropa. In March 2020, Nance received the Rabbi Dr. William H. Greenberg z"l Master Teacher award given by the Samis Foundation. Nance has written numerous articles about her curriculum and teaching approach, including co-authoring a chapter about “Creating Upstanders” for the book, “It’s Being Done in Social Studies,” which focuses on how teachers teach hard topics through Social Studies curriculum. 

2 Clock Hours available to Washington State teachers. Offered in partnership with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. 

Special thanks to the Powell Family Foundation for their commitment to Holocaust education and for making this program, and others in this series, possible. 

Questions? Please email Paul Regelbrugge, Director of Education - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.