Holocaust Studies:
Bringing Together Levels of
Expertise
Stephanie Hartman
Nevada Department of Education
Karlye J. Mull
C...
In the Beginning …
• Many disparate groups
– Two universities: University of Nevada Reno
and University of Nevada Las Vega...
There Were Isolated Events
• Teacher / Student conferences
• Guest speakers
• Some teacher trainings
• However, there was ...
Then a Meeting Took Place
• February 2007
• Hosted by the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum (USHMM)
• Most important...
By the End of the Two Day
Meeting
• The group had a name: the Nevada
Holocaust Education Task Force (HETF)
• A 5 year plan...
Collaboration
• The HETF was composed of leaders from
school districts, the universities, the
Governor’s Council, and the ...
The Five-Year Plan
Based on a 5 year plan with trainings in the North and the
South
– Year 1: The Holocaust & Critical Iss...
Yearly Events: Fall Conference
• Content sessions focused on the annual theme
• Organized in conjunction with the USHMM
– ...
Teacher Outcomes
• Teachers submit a lesson plan following
the fall workshop
– Top 10 lesson plans are chosen based on
cri...
Yearly Events: Spring
Symposium
• Teacher/Student symposium in the spring
North South
– Students attend sessions
planned a...
Sustaining the Plan
• HETF Website:
http://nvholocausteducation.org
– Sponsored by: Gender, Race, Identity Program:
Holoca...
Sustaining the Plan
• Other events: Statewide partnerships brought Eva Kor to
Reno.
– Spoke at a Reno area high school
– H...
Just the Numbers…
• Number of teachers trained statewide: 275
• Number of students reached: approximately 3000
(through te...
Questions?
Please feel free to contact either of us at:
1. Stephanie Hartman: shartman@doe.nv.gov
2. Karlye Mull: kjmull@i...
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  1. 1. Holocaust Studies: Bringing Together Levels of Expertise Stephanie Hartman Nevada Department of Education Karlye J. Mull Clark County School District
  2. 2. In the Beginning … • Many disparate groups – Two universities: University of Nevada Reno and University of Nevada Las Vegas – Governor’s Advisory Council on Education Relating to the Holocaust (est. 1989) – Nevada Department of Education – Holocaust Libraries in Reno & Las Vegas – School districts – Washoe County and Clark County – 2 largest school districts in Nevada
  3. 3. There Were Isolated Events • Teacher / Student conferences • Guest speakers • Some teacher trainings • However, there was no statewide, cohesive professional development plan for Holocaust education
  4. 4. Then a Meeting Took Place • February 2007 • Hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) • Most importantly, all of Nevada’s groups started to talk and plan… • The goal: Create a sustainable, statewide plan for Holocaust education in Nevada
  5. 5. By the End of the Two Day Meeting • The group had a name: the Nevada Holocaust Education Task Force (HETF) • A 5 year plan to work together on Holocaust initiatives in the state
  6. 6. Collaboration • The HETF was composed of leaders from school districts, the universities, the Governor’s Council, and the libraries • HETF developed a five-year, rotating plan for professional development • The Governor’s Council agreed to provide some funding with additional support from the USHMM & other community partners such as NV Humanities, the Teaching American History Project, and the NV Dept. of Education
  7. 7. The Five-Year Plan Based on a 5 year plan with trainings in the North and the South – Year 1: The Holocaust & Critical Issues – Year 2: Connecting the Holocaust to Contemporary Genocides – Year 3: Exploring Genocide Through Multimedia – Year 4: Teaching the Holocaust Through Primary Sources - Art, Music, and Literature – Year 5: Teachers Training Teachers – Joint trip to the Shoah Museum in Los Angeles or USHMM in Washington, DC
  8. 8. Yearly Events: Fall Conference • Content sessions focused on the annual theme • Organized in conjunction with the USHMM – USHMM provides some funding (food) & provides materials and speakers – Other support from local schools, museums, and textbook companies • 2010 Conference  Exploring Genocide Through Multimedia – Propaganda: http://www.ushmm.org/propaganda/ – Webquest: www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=71599
  9. 9. Teacher Outcomes • Teachers submit a lesson plan following the fall workshop – Top 10 lesson plans are chosen based on criteria specified on the website and posted for all teachers to use in the classroom – Selected teachers are given a certificate • Teachers receive 1 state inservice credit following submission of the lesson plan
  10. 10. Yearly Events: Spring Symposium • Teacher/Student symposium in the spring North South – Students attend sessions planned and taught by pre-service teachers – Teachers and students are provided with dinner and a keynote speaker – usually a survivor 1. Students attend 2 breakout sessions: – Hear from local Holocaust survivor – Classroom activity: Table Top Blog to discuss causes & effects of genocide 2. Teachers and students are provided with dinner and a keynote speaker – usually a survivor or liberator
  11. 11. Sustaining the Plan • HETF Website: http://nvholocausteducation.org – Sponsored by: Gender, Race, Identity Program: Holocaust, Genocide & Peace Studies, University of Nevada Reno • Cost: $10 a month • Webmaster: Stephanie Hartman • Site through Yahoo websites – Purpose: Advertise, registration, resources – Post teacher submitted lesson plans
  12. 12. Sustaining the Plan • Other events: Statewide partnerships brought Eva Kor to Reno. – Spoke at a Reno area high school – Her presentation was broadcast live via the internet – 75 teachers and their students watched Eva’s presentation live & were able to ask her questions – the presentation is available at: http://centra01.ccsd.net/GA/main/000001d81ec900000122b0b04f1 58b3e – Clark County School District – Moodle class through which teachers are submitting their lesson plans • Funding and support through community sponsorships - Governor’s Council, Nevada Humanities, Teaching American History grant, educators, and volunteers
  13. 13. Just the Numbers… • Number of teachers trained statewide: 275 • Number of students reached: approximately 3000 (through teachers and the spring symposium)
  14. 14. Questions? Please feel free to contact either of us at: 1. Stephanie Hartman: shartman@doe.nv.gov 2. Karlye Mull: kjmull@interact.ccsd.net

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