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Watchung Hills Regional High School History Department
Beyond the Movie: Meet the Real-Life Monuments Man Harry Ettlinger
Thursday, May 8th, 7:30p.m.
Watchung Hills Regional High School Performing Arts Center
Reserve you seat today. Contact Jan Julick, 908 766 4704 or 908 419 3422 - pacewalker5@gmail.com
Beyond the Movie Flyer


Civic Leadership Institute
Do you know a bright, motivated student in grades 9 - 12 who wants to change the world? There is still time to nominate them for an eye opening, life-changing & inspiring summer of service, learning and fun!                           To nominate a student, please click here.
To have a student apply, please click here.
For more information on the Civic Leadership Institute, please click here..

United for Human Rights
Be a Voice for Human Rights. A new site just launched for Educators. An interactive website connecting educators to Human Rights, www.usahumanrights.com. Join a community of educators and other advocates that are Unoted for Human Rights.

East Orange Public Library Women's History Month Film Series
Tuesday's, 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m., Main Library, East Orange Room
For more information, please here.

Facing History Summer Seminars
Join Facing History for a professional development opportunity that links history, literature and ethics, for educators in U.S. and Global History, Government, Civics, and ELA classrooms. Grades 6-12. Participants receive complete access to lending library of DVD's and book, educators resources, and ongoing coaching and support.
for more information or to register, please click here.

Introduction to Teaching the Holocaust
Free Courses for Middle and High School Teachers
July 7 - 11, 2014
The Allen & Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

Premiere Stages at Kean University - Camp Premiere                                                                                           The Perfect Summer Program for Aspiring Theater Artists
Premiere stages proudly offers two innovative camps for middle school and high school students.                      Session 1 - For students entering Grades 5-8                                                                                                              Dates: July 14-July 25, 2014 (M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)                                                                                             Final showcase on Friday, July 25, 2014.                                                                                                        Session 2 - For students entering Grades 9-12                                                                                                            Dates: July 21-August 1, 2014 (M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)                                                                                           Final showcase on Friday, August 1, 2014.                                                                                                 Location: TBA                                                                                                                                                                   Price: $295.00 *Scholarships are available                                                                                                              Contact: Clare Drobot, Producing Associate                                                                                                     908-737-4092 • cdrobot@kean.edu
For additional information, please click here.  

National Liberty Museum Tour Programs
The National Liberty Museum is dedicated to preserving freedom and democracy by fostering good character and understanding for all people through education. Every tour is led by a professional museum educator who provides a personalized, engaging and interactive experience.
To learn more about the tours, visit HERE
Click to join the NLM's Mailing List

Upcoming NLM workshops in March:

These workshops are relevant, high-quality experiences that give you a lot of value for your investment.   Workshop titles, dates, descriptions and registration form

Facilitators: Christa M. Tinari, MA, is the National Liberty Museum’s Manager of Professional Development, Adjunct Instructor at Temple University, and a former Student Assistance Counselor and Bullying Prevention Trainer (grades K-8). She has worked with thousands of students and educators across the country . Staci Schwartz, MD, is an Educational Consultant in Bullying Prevention, and author and illustrator of two children’s books –one that addresses bullying behavior from a unique perspective, and the other that promotes tolerance, empathy, and the avoidance of impulsive judgment of others

 March 8th, 2014  Integrating Social Media in the Classroom  1:00-4:30 pm

Facilitator: Mary Beth Hertz  Mary Beth Hertz has been teaching in Philadelphia public schools since 2004 and now teaches 9th graders Technology and Art at the Science Leadership Academy’s new Beeber campus. She is an avid tweeter and edtech enthusiast, has presented at a number of national conferences, and blogs at http://mbteach.com.

March 9th, 2014  Resolve Conflict Like a Pro: Skills for the Workplace and Your Life  1:00 -4:30 pm

Facilitator: Christa M. Tinari, Manager of Professional Development at the museum, is a trained mediator and conflict coach. She holds a BA in Psychology and MA in International Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. Ms. Tinari  has taught the skills of communication and conflict resolution and de-escalation to children, adults and professionals, for over 15 years. Ms. Tinari is Adjunct Instructor at Temple University, and a popular speaker and engaging conference presenter.


Teacher for Global Classrooms 2015 Program
TGC is a year-long professional development program aimed at globalizing teaching and learning in U.S. classrooms
The TGC Team at IREX are looking to recruit  teachers for their 2015 Program.
Check out previous Social Media Posts  or send out the www.irex.org/tgc link by e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter!
Please feel free to direct any questions and inquiries from prospective applicants to tgc@irex.org.

The application is due March 11th
For more information and to apply, click HERE


Members wanted for the 8th Social Justice Delegation to the Dominican Republic 2014
Trip from: August 3rd - 10th, 2014
Contact Kevin LaMastra at lamastra@mac.com
For more information, visit Friends Beyond Borders


Please join us for our Educator's Conference.  Find out more information by clicking on the link!

Teaching Tolerance
The March Continues: Five Essential Practices for Teaching the Civil Rights Movement
This is the fourth publication in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching the Movement initiative. The first three reports focused on state standards. This guide provides valuable information for educators wanting to address this important part of our history with their students.
For more information, please click here.

Please click here for the website of the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking for updates about their campaign to end human slavery.  A great opportunity for student community service.  See below for the training events for their S.O.A.P. UP New Jersey campaign and Awareness Day Observance.

It’s almost a week before//Please share with your colleagues, friends, and family.  Attendance is free, but we encourage everyone to register.  Please visit www.jfedgmw.org/humantrafficking to RSVP and for more information.

Another opportunity for community service is work with the International Rescue Committee.  The Diversity Council is working with their Elizabeth Office.  Contact us or them to get involved in helping refugee youth adjust to their lives in the US or for other volunteer opportunities.


NJ Alpha - The NJ Alpha organization worked cooperative with the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education to develop the new Nanjing/Comfort Women/Slave Labor and Germ Warfare curriculum.  They are offering their service to assist middle and high schools to discuss Nanking Massacre, Bataan Death March, Comfort Woman, Biological/Chemical Warfare, Slave Labor, etc. through:
  
* Talks
* Films
* Panel Discussion
* Informal discussion with class

Contact don@tow.com to arrange a program.


Apply for U.S. Teacher M.S. and H.S. Teacher Professional Development Program, Teachers for Global Classrooms!
IREX is excited to announce the next application cycle for the U.S. teacher professional development program, Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC)!  Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC) is a professional development program for middle and high school teachers from the United States aimed at globalizing teaching and learning in U.S. classrooms. TGC includes an online course, two Global Education Symposia in Washington, D.C. (pre- and post-travel), and a two- or three-week international field experience in a participating country.  Current TGC countries are: Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Morocco, and Ukraine.  Participants are selected through a national, open competition. TGC is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) administered by IREX. Please see the program page on the IREX website for further information: http://www.irex.org/tgc.    For any questions about this new application cycle, please contact tgc@irex.org


Please click here to read about the Master of Holocaust and Genocide Studies educational and interesting  Spring  programs!  You can read more about the Master's program information session here. 


Check out our Resources: Link and Information for a special PBS program about immigration.



Click here for program notes or visit www.susannarich.com to learn more about the artist.
Information about bringing the Arts Against Genocide Workshops program proposal for taking the show into the schools
can be found here.