The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s professional development opportunities are designed to support teachers.

Giving Teachers the Tools to Transform Hearts and Minds

Our professional development opportunities support teachers in delivering high-quality instruction. Our resources help teachers build their students’ content knowledge, empathy, and critical thinking skills. Educators will gain tangible resources that can easily be integrated into existing curriculum.


Professional development workshops at the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center are designed to support teachers in delivering high-quality instruction that builds students’ content knowledge, empathy, and critical thinking skills. Educators will leave with tangible resources that can easily be integrated into existing curriculum. See below for upcoming professional development opportunities. 

Roma & Sam Kaltman teacher fellowship

November 10th, November 11th & January 20th

This immersive learning opportunity starts with a two-day in-person experience in November, followed by asynchronous learning sessions on topics relevant to you and your classroom. The fellowship concludes with an in-person experience in January. As you learn and grow as part of a cohort of dedicated educators, you’ll leave with the foundational knowledge and best practices to teach the Holocaust to today’s students. Beyond opportunities to hear from Holocaust survivors, learn from Holocaust experts, and hone lesson plans, fellows will cultivate long-lasting professional relationships with special experiences including a Shabbat dinner at historic Union Terminal. Register today to begin your journey as a 2023 Roma and Sam Kaltman Teacher Fellow. Click here to learn more and register. 


Our expert staff can facilitate professional development training for your staff at our award-winning center within historic Union Terminal. Tailored to fit each school district’s unique initiatives, we also conduct on-site professional development at schools throughout the region. Below is a sampling of the professional development opportunities we can provide to school districts.

For more information, contact Director of Education Lauren Karas at [email protected].

Developing Empathy & Critical Thinking through Holocaust Education

Want to improve your students’ critical thinking skills and foster a sense of social responsibility? Join us for a dynamic workshop on best practices in Holocaust education. You’ll learn how to contextualize the Holocaust for adolescent learners and incorporate survivor testimonies and primary sources into your lessons. Plus, you’ll leave with creative, Common Core-aligned strategies to inspire action and promote tolerance. Sign up now to elevate your teaching and make a lasting impact on your students.

From Bystander to Upstander: Harnessing Character Strengths to Take Action

Want to help your students become Upstanders and fight against injustice? Join us for an interactive workshop on using character strengths to inspire action. You’ll learn how to identify and leverage your own character strengths in the classroom, as well as strategies for guiding students in activating their unique strengths to make a positive impact in their communities. This workshop is perfect for educators looking to promote equity, inclusion, service learning, or youth leadership. Sign up now to empower your students and make a difference.

Stemming the Tide of Hate: How to Respond

As hate crimes continue to rise in the US, educators need support to help students understand and address issues of antisemitism, xenophobia, and racism in their communities. Our workshop provides a framework for tackling these tough conversations and empowering students to take action against hate. Our staff will share research-driven strategies to help you navigate these challenges and prepare your students to make a difference. Sign up now to learn how to support your students and promote inclusion and understanding.


Contact Lauren

Director of Education

an immersive learning experience for educators

Are you ready to join a community of educators committed to ensuring the lessons of the Holocaust inspire a new generation of upstanders? Join the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s prestigious cohort of teacher leaders and register for the Roma & Sam Kaltman Teacher Fellowship today.