Holocaust Teacher Training Program

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For almost two decades, the U.S. Department of State has helped to organize summer teacher training programs in the United States to foster Holocaust history education, in cooperation with the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) in New York.  To date, this initiative has brought over 350 teachers from thirteen countries to Holocaust-related institutions in the United States for training seminars.

These teacher-training programs have been highly effective.  Teachers were exposed to innovative, effective methods of teaching the history of the Holocaust, and by interacting with each other and with American participants, were able to gain new perspectives on the challenges in teaching this particular topic.

For the summer 2019 teacher training programs, the AHO has identified several U.S. colleges and museums/AHO institutions with space for one-week programs foreign participants, including Hungarian citizens.  All selected participants will receive scholarships covering all travel, lodging, and living expenses.

Applications must be submitted before April 7th 24:00, 2019 to birok@state.gov and krisztian.vagner@emmi.gov.hu

Only successful applicants will be notified and invited for further personal interview.

Application requirements:

The ideal applicant is a secondary school teacher (middle or high school) of social studies or literature, who is fluent in English.

The application must include:

  • Name, address, e-mail address and telephone number of the applicant
  • Name, address and telephone number of current workplace
  • English language CV
  • English language summary of previous/current Holocaust education related activities (researches, curriculum designing, project designing etc.)
  • English language summary of implementation ideas based on experiences to be gained in the United States