Virtual PD

Supporting the Educator Community in California

Join with us to gain new insights, inspiration, and tools you can use NOW

While we stay safe at home, the MOT is offering new free virtual PD experiences featuring live personal testimonies, video story-telling, digital artifacts, and hands-on Lesson Plans. All are led by our wonderful facilitators who create a space for dialogue and community that make our programs special. 

Any combination of modules totaling 12.5 hours is eligible for CEU credit (University of San Diego). Information available upon request. All modules offer a certificate of completion.


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Lessons from the Holocaust I: Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal

As the world's foremost Nazi-Hunter, learn why he was called the Conscience of the Holocaust as well as the Jewish James Bond. Discover a human rights hero who lives on through his courage and vision. Special Guest: Efraim Zuroff: Nazi Hunter.
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2.5 hours

Lessons from the Holocaust II: Anne Frank: A Fascinating Look at the Real Anne

Join the MOT's Director Liebe Geft for a virtual exploration of the Anne Frank exhibit. Learn little known insights about Anne and the Frank family that bust myths and transform the way you will think about Anne and her diary's relevance for today.
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2 hours

Lessons from the Holocaust III: Youth Voices and Resistance

Examine the Holocaust through the lens of the experiences of children. As its most tragic victims, Jewish youth were also critical chroniclers of events and resilient resisters. Gain unique access to select Museum archival treasures and resources.
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2 hours

Lessons from the Holocaust IV: Holocaust Survivor Testimony

Meet, hear, and engage with a Holocaust Survivor online. Survivors volunteer their time at the MOT to speak about their experiences during World War II. They are cherished ambassadors of memory, hope, and tolerance.
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1.5 hours

Tolerancecenter: Inside-Out Approach to Anti-Bias Education

Led by a professional dialogue facilitator, explore some of the MOT's most moving interactive exhibits examining themes such as dynamics of discrimination, and democracy and diversity. The session is designed to spark personal reflection on how to create the changes we seek.
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2.5 hours

Combating Online Hate in Schools: What to Know and Do

This seminar is for all caring adults in school communities to examine the issues of digital citizenship in an age of online hate. Led by a SWC Researcher you will also be oriented to a new free classroom activity offered by the MOT that empowers students to decode and reject it.
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2 hours

From the Depths of Hate: Personal Testimony

In this powerful seminar Tim Zaal shares an in-depth look at his life as a former White Supremacist. He describes his induction into the White Supremacy movement, his departure and transition, and the process of reconciliation with one of his former victims.
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1.5 hours

Lessons from Little Rock: Dr. Terrence Roberts

Meet an icon of the civil rights movement, Congressional Gold Medal Award winner, Dr. Terrence Roberts. As one of the Little Rock Nine, he shares his experiences of the 1957 attempted desegregation of Central High School, and his wisdom for promoting social responsibility today.
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1.5 hours

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