FAQs | Tools for Tolerance® for Educators

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?

Tools for Tolerance® for Educators has funding for pre-K-12 public and private school educators, student teachers, teacher candidates, and the staff of California's schools, school districts, and educator organizations. If you are involved with students or teachers in California – we want you to register!

WHAT HAPPENS DURING YOUR PROGRAMS?

Group Programs:

Group Programs are customized for the goals and needs of each group, but some common elements include:

  • Experience the Museum of Tolerance as a laboratory for human behavior
  • Hear personal testimonies from witnesses to history
  • Engage in facilitated discussions around issues that matter
  • Participate in workshops customized to the group’s needs by expert consultants (choose a focus, including promoting a positive campus climate, Common Core through a social justice lens, media literacy, and much more!)
  • Take home valuable resource materials

Open Enrollment Programs:

These programs are designed for individual registrants and offered in collaboration with our various partners. Please refer here to view the themes and topics of Institutes.

WHAT IS COVERED?

For All Programs: The grant covers the cost of tuition, select educational resource materials, water, coffee, snacks, and lunch. The grant supports some of the travel expenses for non-local participants who are located beyond a 50-mile radius.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

Substitute coverage or reimbursement is not provided. Mileage reimbursement for drivers is not provided.

HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS CAN ATTEND A GROUP PROGRAM?

The minimum number of participants required for a customized group program is 30. If you have fewer than 30, please join with neighboring districts or inquire about our Open Enrollment Institutes.

WHEN ARE GROUP PROGRAMS OFFERED?

One- and two-day programs are offered year-round, Sunday through Friday, with the exception of certain holidays. Our grant period has a finite end date, and all programs must be completed by June 30, 2017.

One-day programs are scheduled for a minimum of 8 hours, usually between 8:30am - 5:00pm. Two-day programs are scheduled on consecutive days, usually mid-morning until 6:00pm on the first day; and a full 8 hours on the second day.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I MAKE A RESERVATION FOR MY GROUP?

As soon as you can! Dates are filling up quickly at the Museum of Tolerance. Because of this, we recommend that you submit your registration form now. You will identify preferred dates and the type of program that you wish to reserve. You will receive an email confirming your program once we have reviewed your information.

WHAT ASSISTANCE IS PROVIDED FOR NON-LOCAL PARTICIPANTS?

TRAVEL: Round trip air fare up to $190 per person and ground transportation to and from LAX or Burbank airport (if you reside outside a 50 mile radius from the MOT); OR a charter bus from your school location. For Open Enrollment participants, flight arrangements must be made more than a month before the program date.

ACCOMMODATION: One night's lodging with double occupancy at a designated hotel that meets the stipulations of the grant (2-day programs only). Be prepared to provide a credit card to secure your room reservation (the card will not be charged if you occupy the room) and when you check into the hotel for any personal incidental charges you incur during your stay.

Travel and accommodation will be arranged through a Museum of Tolerance designated agency.

HOW DO I REGISTER AND PLAN FOR AN OPEN ENROLLMENT PROGRAM?

TO REGISTER: Check out the upcoming institutes here and fill out the registration form. Each registrant must fill out his/her own registration form. You will receive an email from the Museum of Tolerance confirming your enrollment.
Please see the above question for travel and accomodation assistance information.

CAN I OBTAIN SALARY POINT CREDIT OR A CEU?

Yes! Some of our Open Enrollment courses (as indicated) are approved for LAUSD Salary Point Credit and ALL of our courses are approved for USD Graduate Level Extension Credit. We are always working on getting more courses approved, so keep checking in with us!

WHAT ACCOMMODATIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?

The Museum of Tolerance is wheelchair accessible. Lunch service always includes vegetarian options. Please ask us in advance if you have other special needs. ASL interpretation can be arranged if requested in advance. We will accommodate all reasonable requests.

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD OR DRINK?

NO. Outside food and beverages are not permitted on the premises. 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

Feel free to contact us at the Museum of Tolerance.
310.772.7620 or educators@museumoftolerance.com

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