A 3-Part Series for Teachers. All programs are offered online.
Join us for a 3-part virtual series covering the basics of Judaism, the history of antisemitism, and the complexities of Jewish American identity. Each workshop will strengthen content knowledge and provide robust curricula, classroom-ready activities, and lots of primary sources. Offered in partnership with the Institute for Curriculum Services (ICS). Washington State teachers can earn up to 3 clock hours (1 for each session).
Sign up for 1 session or multiple. Details and descriptions below.
Session 1: Teaching About Judaism
February 7, 2023 | 4:00-5:00pm PT
Explore one of the world’s oldest religions. This session will cover Judaism’s beliefs, behaviors, and experiences of belonging. You’ll gain digital activities to incorporate into your classroom as well as the content to help your students understand the basics of Judaism.
Session 2: History of European Antisemitism
March 14, 2023 | 4:00-5:00pm PT
Where does antisemitism come from? This is a question that students frequently ask when learning about the Holocaust. This session outlines the larger context of antisemitism throughout Europe and examines the four intersecting historical forms of antisemitism – religious, economic, socio-political, and racial.
Session 3: Jewish Americans
April 20, 2023 | 4:00-5:00pm PT
We’ll examine the rich diversity and history of Jewish Americans, and gain insights that deepen the understandings of identity for all students. Teachers of world history, U.S. history, ethnic studies, human geography and world religions will all find relevant applications and resources in this workshop.
The Institute for Curriculum Services (ICS) is dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 education on Jews, Judaism, Jewish history, and Israel in the United States.
Kristen presents at conferences and facilitates professional development for teachers and other education professionals within the Western Region of the United States. Before working with ICS, Kristen was a high school English teacher for 14 years. She has taught in multiple states as well as internationally, including time in Dubai and Bogotá, Colombia. Most recently, she worked for Lakewood High School in Colorado. Kristen has a B.A. in Secondary English Education from Clemson University, and an M.A. in Secondary Education from The University of Alabama International Program.
Kristen facilitates professional development in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.