Open Enrollment Institutes

Free Professional Development Opportunities for Educators

Current Institutes

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Program Dates:
November 1-2, 2017
January 29-30, 2018
January 31-February 1, 2018
February 26-27, 2018
February 28-March 1, 2018
March 26-27, 2018
March 28-29, 2018
April 23-24, 2018
April 25-26, 2018
May 14-15, 2018
May 16-17, 2018
June 12-13, 2018
June 14-15, 2018

 

The Teaching Tolerance Curriculum
A partnership of the Museum of Tolerance and Teaching Tolerance

The Teaching Tolerance curriculum is a collection of K-12, literacy-based, anti-bias, social justice resources that are aligned to the Common Core English Language Arts and Literacy standards and to the groundbreaking Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards. The curriculum’s web-based modular design allows for maximum customization and differentiation. Come to a dynamic institute held in the experiential setting of the Museum of Tolerance to be led by experts from Teaching Tolerance.



The following courses are currently FULL:
December 4-5, 2017, December 6-7, 2017 and January 3-4, 2018

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Program Dates:
October 18-19, 2017
April 2-3, 2018

 

Voices and Choices of Young People during the Holocaust
A Partnership of the Museum of Tolerance and Facing History and Ourselves

Presented in partnership with Facing History And Ourselves, this two-day institute brings participants to explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust to better understand ordinary people and human behavior. Using the unique exhibits of the Museum of Tolerance, including its newest Anne Frank exhibit, the program also features the opportunity to meet and listen to the testimony of a Holocaust survivor. Everyone walks away with new insights, tools, and valuable classroom resources.

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Program Dates:
March 26-27, 2018
June 20-21, 2018 

 

Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices
A partnership of the Museum of Tolerance and Facing History and Ourselves

Presented in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves. Set in the experiential Museum of Tolerance, this special workshop uses Red Scarf Girl, The Diary of Anne Frank, Wonder, and other literary resources, to examine ways to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices, and reflecting on the impact that history has on individuals. The workshop will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies by using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text.

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Holocaust Education Institute
Fee For Service

The Museum of Tolerance is proud to partner with other local organizations for the 2017-2018 Holocaust Education Institute. This annual Institute is coordinated through the Anti-Defamation League. The session at the Museum of Tolerance will take place on November 13, 2017 and others sessions will take place at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Holocaust Education Institute for teachers consists of museum-based resources, curricula, pedagogical expertise, and dynamic presenters through three full-day sessions

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Program Dates:
March 11-12, 2018

 

Rock Your World: Online Curriculum for Social Action
A Partnership of the Museum of Tolerance and Rock Your World, a program of Creative Visions Foundation

Ignite your students’ passion for social action! Rock Your World is an online curriculum that introduces students to the basic principles of human rights and inspires them to action. Once students have found their ‘spark’, they become engaged in a thoughtful process of researching an issue of their choice and then developing a media campaign to promote awareness and positive change action. 

Fully aligned with Common Core and state standards, Rock Your World offers multiple entry points for teaching students to think critically and creatively via authentic learning experiences. Set in the inspirational learning environment of the Museum of Tolerance, featuring prominent guest speakers, educators will leave this Institute with a customized, student-ready, motivational unit of study designed to:

  • Apply Common Core standard academics to real-world issues
  • Strengthen inquiry, social analysis, high-level thinking and problem solving skills
  • Promote an understanding of human rights and global awareness
  • Inspire youth’s voice and engage them in civic literacy
  • Utilize digital media for meaningful communication

Program Dates:
November 19-20, 2017

 

Holocaust Education for the 21st Century
New Approaches and Resources from Yad Vashem

The MOT is partnering with the renowned International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem to present new teaching methods and the latest, innovative curricula and resources for teaching the Holocaust. The materials and methods offer a fresh look at the basic building blocks of Holocaust education and how to teach the Holocaust relevant to students’ lives today to make them better citizens. In addition, they address how to incorporate Holocaust survivor testimony in the classroom anticipating a world without survivors, how to deal with Holocaust denial, the new Antisemitism, and how to engage with literature. The latest tools and digital resource materials that support the curricula will be introduced and made available to all participants. This is an extraordinary educational opportunity for middle and high school educators.

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Program Dates:
November 19-20, 2017

 

Journeys In Film The Music That Sustains Us: Using Film And Music To Teach Human Rights
The Museum of Tolerance in collaboration with Journeys in Film and USC's Rossier School of Education

In this dynamic two-day institute participants will experience interactive exhibits, meet special speakers, and learn new curriculum to walk away with interdisciplinary lesson plans aligned to the Common Core. The workshops will feature screenings and curriculum for two films:

Defiant Requiem: Through the life of Rafael Schächter, a brilliant Czech conductor who was arrested and sent to the concentration camp of Theresienstadt (Terezin) in 1941, educators will gain understanding of a unique chapter in Holocaust history, when prisoners used music and the arts to sustain their spirits and resist the oppression of the Nazis. For over ten years, conductor Murry Sidlin has dreamed of bringing the Requiem back to Terezin. Now, through soaring concert footage, powerful survivor recollections, cinematic dramatizations and evocative animation, Defiant Requiem brings the incredible story of this artistic uprising to life.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble: Following musicians from China, Syria, Iran and Spain, educators will connect Yo-Yo Ma's journey in creating the Silk Road Ensemble to their own student engagement in considering how we construct culture and resilience through art to foster global connections.

Ideal for middle and high school educators

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Program Dates:
February 19-20, 2018

 

Smart Women, Strong Voices: Films For Teaching Gender Equity And Leadership For Girls In STEM
The Museum of Tolerance in cooperation with Journeys in Film and USC Rossier School of Education

Ideal for middle and high school educators, this two-day institute set in the immersive environment of the Museum of Tolerance will prepare educators to walk away with interdisciplinary lesson plans aligned to the Common Core for two particular films:

He Named Me Malala: Educators will be able to use the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Prize-winning teenager who advocates for equal education for girls all around the world, to teach about human rights, documentary film, and contemporary women’s issues.

Hidden Figures: Educators will also reflect on the obstacles and triumphs of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, three black women mathematicians who worked in the NASA space program. Launching from background lessons on the civil rights movement, the Cold War, and the space race, as well as STEM lessons, educators will also strategize ways to encourage girls in STEM subjects.

Past Institutes

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Art and Literature as a means of Having Voice and Expressing Resistance
A partnership of the Museum of Tolerance and Facing History and Ourselves

Presented in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, this two-day institute will provide a new lens for discussions of human rights, and make connections between the story of Anne Frank during the Holocaust, Latin American history, and current issues of human rights for immigrants. By exploring the power of visual and literary arts during the Holocaust, Pinochet’s Chile, and today, participants will examine how art and literature have the power to share stories, express an individual’s voice, and fight against injustice. We will be joined by Marjorie Agosin, poet, scholar, and acclaimed historian on the Arpilleristas, a women’s protest movement in Chile. The program also features the opportunity to meet, and listen to the testimony of a Holocaust survivor, as well as tour the Museum of Tolerance’s unique exhibits, including the latest, the Anne Frank Experience.

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