About the 2019 Educators' Conference

Teaching Difficult History: How Our Past Informs Our Present
 

Tuesday, July 30 - Thursday, August 1

Location: Norfolk Academy and the Virginia Holocaust Museum
 

Keynote speakers:
Professor Jeff Eargle of the University of South Carolina
Professor Alan Marcus of the University of Connecticut
Professor Jeremy Stoddard of the University of Wisconsin
Dr. Charles Sydnor, Senior Historian, Virginia Holocaust Museum


Other presenters:
Christonya Brown, Virginia Department of Education
Elizabeth Lodal, Virginia State Board of Education
Elbert Watson, Elbert Watson Dance Company

 

As in previous years, conferences will provide participants with a unique opportunity and techniques to be a catalyst for change—instilling knowledge, respect, empathy, and accountability in students and the learning environment. 

The Holocaust Commission Educators’ Conferences for elementary, middle, and high school public and private school educators, in addition to all other student advocates, are offered biennially.
 

Bringing nationally recognized speakers, authors, and human rights experts to the Tidewater area, these conferences equip educators with practical and advanced skills that address challenging contemporary issues. 

Conference topics range from intolerance and prejudice to dealing with social media and cyberbullying. This year's conference will also focus on the use of film and graphic novels in the classroom. Emphasis is placed on the “SOL Connection,” and those attending receive educational professional development hours.

The 14th Biennial Holocaust Commission Educators' Conference is Proudly Sponsored by:

 

With special thanks to the Sam & Reba Sandler Foundation and Weinstein Properties for their continued support of The Holocaust Commission.