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The Maryland Holocaust Educators Network 
Summer Institute for Teachers
June 24-June 29, 2018
Salisbury University * Salisbury, Maryland

An interdisciplinary inguiry on teaching the Holocaust, human rights, and sodial justice


The Maryland Holocaust Educators Network (MD-HEN)  gathers middle school through university-level teachers from across the region to study the Holocaust and genocide in a context of social justice. We will witness, study, and collaborate together to invigorate our teaching.  MD-HEN is funded by The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights (TOLI) in New York City, a foundation established by Auschwitz survivor Olga Lengyel. TOLI is home to the national Holocaust Educators Network.

Twenty teachers from all disciplines, middle school-university level, will be accepted through a competitive application process. Teachers may apply as individuals or as team members and may represent public, private, and charter schools throughout the mid-Atlantic region.   

The seminar begins on Sunday evening with an opening reception at Salisbury University. The seminar will end on Friday afternoon at the Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Site.

This week-long seminar is FREE.  Participating teachers receive all books and materials, workshops and seminars, field trip transportation, evening events, and most meals. Extremely low-cost housing options will be available on the Salisbury University campus.  Housing scholarships are available for teachers from outside the local counties.  Normal tuition and fees apply at the participant's own expense if they wish to register for Salisbury University graduate credit.  

Both MSDE CPD credit and Salisbury University graduate credit will be available to interested educators. Selected educators will be informed of their options at the time of acceptance.  Regular tuition and fees apply for those applying for university credit.


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Diana Wagner

Diana Wagner is a two-time Memorial Library Fellow, two-time fellow of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Director of MD-HEN. Dr. Wagner’s social justice work spans the areas of GLBTQ equity, school climate, responding to hate crimes, and Holocaust and genocide education.

Alexander Pope is a two-time Memorial Library, a fellow of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, serves as co-director of the Maryland Holocaust Educators Network. Dr. Pope is interested in all areas of civic engagement, but particularly the ways in which students and teachers come to see themselves as change-agents in their communities. Alexander Pope


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