From as far away as O'Neill, Columbus and Norris educators converged in Lincoln for the Holocaust Seminar. This amazing week once again demonstrated the extraordinary talents our Nebraska educators have. Elizabeth Dixon, who teaches in Lincoln commented: "Honestly, this has been the BEST workshop ever. I would gladly stay for another week. I have learned so much."
From digital stories, to action plans, to personal reflection pieces, our teachers shared what they learned and helped each of us to grow in appreciation for, and an understanding of, teaching, reading and writing the Holocaust and incorporating Social Justice issues into our classrooms.
A support network used the Nebraska Writing Project's NING, to post information, ideas and resources. Teachers involved benefitted from guest speakers, field trips and the camaraderie that was generated. While we are exhausted from the investment in this year's Satellite, we are already looking eagerly forward to the 2012 Satellite.
If you are interested in participating in next year's Seminar, please contact Katie Elsener, Jane Connealy or Tom Seib at:
at the first Holocaust Satellite Seminar 2011
Teachers examine the Nebraska Holocaust Memorial
at Wyuka Cemetery
Nebraska educators from acress the state surrounded by memory boxes timelines and insptirational materials
Students who role played Holocaust rescuers pose with facilitators from the seminar in an idyllic Nebraska evening spent at Deer Spring Winery exploring our roots
Guest panelists and Memorial Library veteran teachers L-R: Erin DeHart, Jen Stastny, Dani Bethune and Phip Ross
Participants at Wyuka Cemetary