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2024 CEDER-NRC Teacher Workshop

For Grades 8-12 teachers and instructional coaches

This two-day, on-site professional learning experience will help build teachers’ content knowledge and equip them with the skills and expertise they need to teach about genocide effectively.

In the state of Michigan, all schools are required to provide at least six hours of age- and grade-appropriate instruction about genocide to students in grades 8. Ec through 12.

January 11, 2024: Teaching about the Holocaust

8:30 AM-3:00 PM,  The Zekelman Holocaust Center, 28123 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills

5.5 SCECHs available


  • Guided tour of the new exhibit
  • Group morning session on pedagogical principles for teaching the Holocaust and trauma-informed practice by Rick Schaffner and Brennden Bernard
  • Afternoon Breakout Sessions 1 (choose one): “Analyzing Propaganda/Media Literacy” by Katie Chaka Parks or  “Contemporary Antisemitism” by Ruth Bergman
  • Afternoon Breakout Session 2 (choose one):  “Preventing Genocide: Lessons from the Holocaust” by Jamie Wise or  “Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust”
  • Reflection and closing by Aliza Tick

May 7, 2024: Teaching about Genocides Around the World

8:30 AM-3:00 PM, University of Michigan (Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room), 530 S State St, Ann Arbor

5.5 SCECHs available


  • Expert speakers from the University of Michigan International Institute
  • Teacher panel: Teaching about Genocide
  • Reviewing curated resources for teachers
  • Planning and collaboration time with colleagues and experts
  • Reflection and closing

$30 Registration Fee

includes both January 11 & May 7 sessions, tours, lunches, and more.

Sponsors: Oakland Schools, U-M International Institute, U-M Center for Education Development, Evaluation, and Research, and U-M Marsal Family School of Education. This event is funded in part by Title VI NRC grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Lund at or call (734) 936-1538.