Powell Fellows 2017 web

August 6-10, 2018 | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle | Flyer  | Applications - Closed

The Holocaust Center for Humanity offers an intensive 5-day summer institute designed for teachers of grades 6-12. In a collaborative environment, teachers will: 

- Explore in-depth topics of the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights 
- Gain practical tools to bring these lessons effectively to their students 
- Identify and use materials that align with Common Core State Standards 
- Integrate local stories into their lessons 
- Hear from national scholars, local experts, and experienced educators 
- Take part in field trips to areas of interest 
- Become part of a dynamic and motivated group of Powell Fellows

Accommodations will be provided.

Participants will explore topics related to Holocaust history, including antisemitism, rescue and resistance, genocide, non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Japanese Internment, current events, and local connections. Each day will focus on selected themes and will include reference and discussion of today’s world and practical applications for the classroom.

Participants who complete the program will become the third cohort of Powell Fellows. In the year following the seminar, Powell Fellows will be responsible for incorporating at least one local Holocaust story into their lessons or curriculum, and submitting this lesson to the Holocaust Center. During the summer institute, teachers will spend time working together in small groups to develop and prepare these lessons for their classrooms.

Powell Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in advanced professional development opportunities throughout the year and will help to mentor new teachers.

Eligible teachers will currently be teaching grades 6-12 in a classroom. Seminar is limited to 20 participants. Overnight accommodations will be provided for those coming from outside of the greater Seattle area. Lunch will be provided each day.

Participation Fee—$100 due upon acceptance to the program. ($50 will be returned upon attendance.) Teachers can receive up to 40 clock hours. Application Deadline: April 1, 2018.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Powell Family Foundation | Conference on Material Claims Against Germany

Powell Fellows 2017

Andrea Bault, Naches Valley Middle School, Naches
Marianne Clarke, Tops K-8, Seattle
Jo Cripps, Licton Springs K-8, Seattle
Nikki Fast, Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma
Karen Floyd, Central Valley High School, Spokane
Kristin Gerhardt, Puyallup High School, Puyallup
Christina Hilderbrand, Northwest Christian, Colbert
Zsolt Homonnai, Thomas Mann, Debrecen, Hungary
Jamie Kahana, Seattle Hebrew Academy, Seattle
Erin Landvatter, Kingston High School, Kingston
Katarzyna Laziuk, Polska Macierz Szkolna High School, Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland
Adam MacDonald, Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee
Julia Machowska, Forum for Dialogue, Poland
Alexandra McIntyre, Mulgrave Scool, Vancouver , BC, Canada
Andrea Soroko Naar, Garfield High School, Seattle
Kelsey Otto, Onalaska High School, Onalaska
Kim Pesik, Einstein Middle School, Shoreline
Bil Proser, Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Peter Sandor, Arpad Fejedelem Utja 49, Budapest, Hungary
Emily Schiessl, Mariner High School, Everett
Christine Sorenson, Lakeside Jr. Sr. High School, Plummer, Idaho
Melissa Tatum, Showalter Middle School, Tukwila

Powell Fellows 2016

Nance Adler, Jewish Day School, Bellevue
Branda Anderson, Kamiak High School, Mukilteo
Lauren Bear, Holy Family Parish School, Kirkland
Toni Canady, Snoqualmie Valley School District
Rosemary Conroy, St. Luke School, Shoreline
Megan Corbin, Showalter Middle School, Tukwila
Holly Cotton, Seattle World School, Seattle
Carolyn Hall, Roosevelt High School, Seattle
Alan Kahn, Garfield High School, Seattle
Kristy Koch, Reardan Edwall School District
Pia Longinotti, Freeman High School, Freeman
Wendy Muscat-Tyler, St. Andrew's High School, Victoria, BC, Canada
Heidi Pouley, Archdiocese of Seattle
Sarah Richard, Sherwood Charter School, Sherwood, Oregon
Debbie Robinson, Meridian Middle School, Kent
Jenai Sheffels, Tesla Stem High School, Redmond
Susan Sieg, Seattle Christian School, SeaTac
Graeme Stacey, Kelowna Secondary School, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Violetta Tarnowska, Warsaw Poland
Sarah Thomas, Rochester High School, Rochester
Nikki Travis, Renton School District
Karla Tripoli, Seattle Christian School, SeaTac
Julie Wilson, Glacier View Jr. High, Puyallup