Upcoming Seminars

Centropa Western Balkans Seminar: Skopje, Macedonia (May 4-6)

Date: May 4-6, 2018
Location: Skopje, Macedonia

Our Western Balkans seminar is mostly targeted towards teachers from Macedonia, but we will also invite small delegations from Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Slovenia and Montenegro. During the seminar, teachers will learn about Centropa's interview and photo database, and the films and exhibitions we offer for classroom use. Veteran teachers will present their Centropa projects, and the seminars will also a Skopje walking tour and historical lectures. 

Further information: Fabian Rühle ruehle@centropa.org

Past Seminars

Centropa seminar in West Palm Beach, Florida

Date: April 21, 2018
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida

Our seminar, “History, Holocaust, and Human Rights in the Global Classroom," was organized in West Palm Beach, April 21, 8:30am-3:30pm, co-sponsored by The School District of Palm Beach County and inSight through Education. Teachers from South Florida were invited to learn about our free teaching resources (www.centropa.org), lesson ideas from veteran Centropa teachers, design a lesson during the seminar, and gain information about connecting their students to European and Israeli students in our international teachers network.

See this flyer for more details: West Palm Beach Seminar Flyer.pdf

 

Trans.History Seminar: Lviv, Ukraine (April 3-5)

Date: April 3-5, 2018
Location: Lviv, Ukraine

Our third seminar in Lviv  brought together 50 educators, civil society activists and journalists from Ukraine, Moldova, Germany and Poland. During the seminar, teachers presented their projects and how they have used the Centropa films in educational contexts. The seminar also offered four different one-day workshops to choose from, historical lectures and the presentation of our exhibition „The Ukrainian Jewish Family Album“. In addition, we awarded the winners of our annual Youth Competition.

Marla Raucher Osborn, our partner from Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, wrote a summary of the seminar, which can be read here. 

Centropa Poland Seminar: Warsaw, March 2-4

Date: March 2-4, 2018
Location: Warsaw, Poland

30 teachers from Poland and Germany came together to work with Centropa materials and discuss Polish Jewish history, during our annual Poland seminar in Warsaw, at the Menora conference room. The seminar was organized in cooperation with POLIN, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Poland, and Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation.

Centropa US Seminar: Columbia, SC (February 16-18)

Date: February 16-18, 2018
Location: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Educators in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia were invited to join us at our seminar at the University of South Carolina, 16-18 February. More than 30 teachers came together to learn how to use Centropa’s stories of 20th century Central European Jewish life to teach history, ELA, social studies, civics, art, photography, film, storytelling, and foreign language. Topics included: Jews in Germany (in preparation for our 2018 Summer Academy in Berlin); Jim Crow / Nuremberg Laws: what can students learn from these two examples of legal discrimination?; stories of when friends, neighbors, teachers, and other community members turned against our interviewees - and stories of when they were helped by friends, neighbors and complete strangers; stories of Sephardic Jewish life in the Balkans, and the model of civic engagement that happened in the synagogue of Sarajevo during the 1990s Bosnian war when the Jews opened their synagogue to Muslims, Croats, and Serbs as they worked together to survive.

Centropa US Seminar: Houston, Texas (February 9-10)

Date for District Coordinators in the Houston and Galveston area: Friday, Feb 9, 2018, 8:00am-4:00 pm
Date for teachers in the Houston and Galveston areas: Saturday, Feb 10, 2018, 8:00am-4:00 pm
Location: Alief Independent School District Building, Board Room, 4250 Cook Road, Houston, TX 77072

Houston and Galveston teachers were invited to join us at our teachers' seminar on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 8:00am-4:00 pm, for a Centropa seminar that gave them new lesson ideas, a wealth of free new resources about 20th century Central and Eastern European Jewish life for teaching social studies, history, civics, character education, foreign language (Spanish), art, photography, and filmmaking, and an opportunity to create a lesson that works for students. Topics included: an introduction to Centropa’s photograph and interview database and short, multimedia films; the Spanish roots of Southeast Europe - stories of Sephardic Jewish life in the Balkans, and the model of civic engagement that happened in the synagogue of Sarajevo during the 1990s Bosnian war when the Jews opened their synagogue to Muslims, Croats, and Serbs as they worked together to survive; and stories of when friends, neighbors, teachers, and other community members turned against our interviewees - and stories of when they were helped by friends, neighbors and complete strangers. We also had a District Coordinator’s seminar the day before, Friday, Feb 9.

Centropa Hungary Seminar: Győr, Hungary (February 2-4)

Date: February 2-4
Location: Győr, Hungary

The seminar was organized for teachers of Győr, Hungary. 23 teachers came together to learn about Centropa's interview and photo database, our collected family stories, and the films and exhibitions we offer for classroom use. We also presented the Visegrád video competition, a video making opportunity for student to compete with the students of the Visegrád countries.