Holocaust Education Initiative Offers Free, Trauma-Informed Teaching Seminar – bctv.org

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The Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education Initiativeat Penn Statewill present a free three-hour seminar about trauma-informed teaching at 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at Penn State Berks Perkins Student Centers Lions Den.

The Using Media to Propel Inquiry-Based, Trauma-Informed Learning seminar, which is open to all educators and requiresregistration, is part of Greater ReadingsViolins of Hopefall program.

Hosted by the Reading Symphony Orchestra, Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks, and the Berks County Intermediate Unit, the fall program will showcase restored violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.

We look forward to taking part in this inspirational program and helping Pennsylvania teachers identify and cope with trauma in their classrooms and communities, said Holocaust Education Initiative director Boaz Dvir, an award-winning filmmaker and assistant professor in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

The seminar will feature the Initiatives trauma-informed practice expert, Penn State doctoral candidate Brooklyn Leonhardt; educational program specialist Lori McGarry; and content developer Kate van Haren, Wisconsins 2020 Social Studies Teacher of the Year.

They will share lesson plans created by the Initiative for Cojot, Dvirs forthcoming feature documentary about a Holocaust survivor who set out to kill his fathers Nazi executioner.

Well introduce middle- and high-school instructional material that teachers can explore as examples or use with their students, McGarry said. Well also work with teachers to develop lessons for other media using a trauma-informed lens.

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