The 2023 GenEd Teacher Fellows, representing 14 U.S. states, returned from the10-day intensive training program in Armenia prepared to share their knowledge about the Armenian Genocide, including the recent genocide in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh), with their students and colleagues. Having received foundational education about Artsakh and meeting Armenians directly affected by the crisis during their summer 2023 trip to Armenia, the GenEd Teacher Fellows have been following the recent news and finding ways to incorporate it into their curriculum and workshop presentations. GenEd has been in frequent contact with both the 2023 and the inaugural 2022 program fellows over recent weeks, providing context and clarification and discussing strategies for highlighting these events in their coursework and upcoming workshops.
The GenEd Teacher Fellows have been creating new lesson plans, and they’ve been providing and planning professional development presentations in various settings—in their schools’ social studies departments, to genocide education organizations, graduate schools of education, community gatherings, and at social studies and geography teacher conferences in Michigan, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, and California.
Oct 27-28: Texas Conference for the Social Studies in Houston, TX
GenEd will be at Texas Council for the Social Studies in October. Education Director Kerri Flynn, as well as GenEd’s Texas partner, Beth Hudson, will meet with teachers at GenEd’s exhibit booth, offering free resources and consultation, news about GenEd’s upcoming Dallas workshop, and other professional development services.
Nov. 30-Dec. 3: NCSS Conference in Nashville, TN
GenEd will lead a half-day workshop at this year’s National Council for the Social Studies conference
“Learning how Armenian Genocide denial shapes geopolitical relationships today”
(Thurs., 11/30, 2-5 pm)
Participants will learn interactive strategies for teaching the Stages of Genocide, the Armenian Genocide, and the continuing impact of genocide denial on the Armenian nation and geopolitical relationships in the region.