The UK-JHF Holocaust Education Initiative is excited to announce that registration is now open for our spring 2023 Holocaust teaching workshops.  The initiative is funded by a grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund, directed by University of Kentucky faculty in the Interdisciplinary Program of Jewish Studies.  

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In 2018, the Kentucky state legislature passed the Ann Klein and Fred Gross Holocaust Education Act, which mandates Holocaust education in all public middle and high schools in grades 6-12. Our workshops are designed to support Kentucky teachers in meeting that mandate. 

Any Kentucky educator interested in learning more about how to teach the Holocaust is eligible to register (this includes both public and private school teachers, librarians, paraeducators, and other instructional staff). Stipends of up to $250 or ten hours of professional development are available for educators serving grades 6-12. Teachers that serve grades that fall outside the state Holocaust education mandate can opt to receive professional development hours for participation. Pre-service teachers are also welcome to register. 

Workshops will be interactive and include ten total hours of content through a mix of live sessions and asynchronous activities. Twelve different workshops are available - four virtual (via Zoom) and eight in-person. Some workshops occur over the course of multiple days while others are one-day events. The workshop calendar and registration form are available on our website. 

At this time there are 250 stipends available and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis according to date of registration. Teachers hoping to receive a stipend for participation should register as soon as possible. Previous experience teaching the Holocaust is not required to attend these workshops. 

Please feel free to share this information widely with your teacher colleagues throughout Kentucky. If you have questions, please contact us using the contact form on the website.