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. 

And you shall choose life: spiritual resistance in the kovno ghetto and beyond

Join us for a virtual educator workshop on Wednesday, February 7, at 4 p.m. EST, with special guest Sarah Levy, a Yad Vashem educator and scholar. Under German occupation, European Jews were deprived of almost every human right. Yet across the continent, Jewish victims insisted upon choosing life even if they knew it would only be temporary. In this session, we will examine some of the issues that concerned the Jews of the Kovno ghetto, the measures they took to try to deal with them, and the real purpose behind their actions. Register now.


Levy has more than 30 years of experience in both formal and informal education teaching Jewish Studies, English and business English. From 2018-2023, Levy served as the program coordinator for the Echoes & Reflections Holocaust educational program at Yad Vashem. She is now head of programs for South Africa and New Zealand, and runs the Alan Cornell US Campus Faculty Seminar at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem.


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Presented in partnership with Ashland University. 


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

Chief Learning Officer