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TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR SUMMER PROGRAM IN ISRAEL

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MONTREAL, JANUARY 30, 2012-Applications are now being received for  the 2012 Riva and Thomas O. Hecht Scholarship, Teaching of the Holocaust for Educators Program.   

Over the last five years, the EMSB has had a number of teachers participate.  Spiritual Community Animators can also apply. The  teachers take part in  a professional development program  under the direction of the Faculty of the Yad Vashem Seminars for Educators from Abroad, International School for Holocaust Studies. They must arrive In Israel before July 1. All expenses are fully covered. The goal of the program is to provide professional development activities to teachers for teaching about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism to students in the youth Sector. Each recipient is  asked to create at least one teaching unit or module developed within the context learned at the Yad Vashem experience for implementation in the classroom.  

Last summer EMSB teachers Jason Lipstein (General Vanier  and Pierre de Coubertin Elementary Schools in St. Léonard) and Stacey Blumer (Lester B. Pearson High School in Montreal North) were selected  as recipients.    The  teachers  took part in  a professional development program  under the direction of the Faculty of the Yad Vashem Seminars for Educators from Abroad, International School for Holocaust Studies.  The goal of the program is to provide professional development activities to teachers for teaching about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism to students in the youth sector. Each recipient will  now be asked to create at least one teaching unit or module developed within the context learned at the Yad Vashem experience for implementation in the classroom.

Notes Riva Hecht: “Our scholarship program is an essential educational component for teaching about the history of the Jewish people.  We are privileged to be able to provide this professional development opportunity to Quebec teachers.”

All of the necessary details and application forms can be accessed at http://t-h-e-program.org.

 

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca