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Greer teachers, Jennifer Myers and Donna Martin, return from academic Holocaust education seminar

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Published on Friday, July 1, 2016

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Donna Martin was among 28 middle and high school teachers from the United States, Croatia and Poland chosen to be 2016 Alfred Lerner Fellows.
 
 

Jewish Foundation of the Righteous

Donna Martin was among 28 middle and high school teachers from the United States, Croatia and Poland chosen to be 2016 Alfred Lerner Fellows.

 

 



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Jennifer Myers just returned from an academic Holocaust education seminar focusing on the future of Holocaust Education for students in Middle and High Schools throughout the world.
 
 

Jewish Foundation of the Righteous

Jennifer Myers just returned from an academic Holocaust education seminar focusing on the future of Holocaust Education for students in Middle and High Schools throughout the world.

 

 

Greer teachers Jennifer Myers and Donna Martin have just returned from an intensive academic Holocaust education seminar where internationally lauded Holocaust historians and educators focused on the future of Holocaust Education for students in Middle and High Schools throughout the world.

Myers and Martin were two of 28 middle and high school teachers from Croatia and Poland chosen to be 2016 Alfred Lerner Fellows and to delve into the complex history of the Holocaust as well as discuss new teaching techniques for introducing the subject of the Holocaust into their classrooms.

The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous program took place this week in Columbia University in New York, ending Thursday. 

Throughout the seminar, educators not only had the opportunity to attend lectures by top international Holocaust Historians, but also to learn from colleagues and develop niche curriculums for students in their schools.

Teachers selected for the program must be English or social studies teachers at the middle or high school level, have taught at least five years, are at least five years from retirement and teach the Holocaust in their classroom.

 “Holocaust education is mandated in today’s public school curriculums, but there is often a void in resources available to teachers to implement the lessons in their classrooms,” said Executive Vice President Stanlee Stahl. “We designed the Lerner Fellows program to help educators learn the history of the Holocaust so they can present it in a more meaningful and insightful way to their students when they return to their schools.”

 

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