GenEd Teacher Fellowship Program in Armenia — Apply Now for Summer 2022!

Without fully recognizing and investigating the causes of the most destructive chapters in history and how they directly influence current events, today’s students cannot act to prevent such destruction in the future. The Armenian Genocide and its aftermath have a distinctive place in the study of genocide, its stages, and the continuum of comparative genocides that came before and after it. The Armenian Genocide initiated a new era of genocide history, during which the perpetrators used new industrial tools and methods to murder and dispossess record numbers of people more swiftly than ever before, erasing a civilization from its historic homeland, and initiating generations of denial, enabling further destruction.

The Genocide Education Project’s 2022 Teacher Fellowship Program provides professional development for teaching and leading educator workshops about human rights and genocide, with a comparative examination of numerous examples of genocide, as well as a particular expertise on the Armenian case.

Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex, Yerevan, Armenia
The Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia includes a museum, research, and conference center serving local and international scholars. 
GenEd Education Director Sara Cohan

GenEd, in partnership with the Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute (AGMI) in Yerevan, Armenia, will host the initial phase of the GenEd Teacher Fellowship Program at AGMI’s museum and conference facilities, July 9-17, 2022. The partnership combines GenEd’s expertise in training social studies and English language arts educators with AGMI’s unique role in Armenian Genocide remembrance and research.

The one-week agenda in Armenia includes interactive professional development sessions, guest presentations, and visits to historical and cultural sites.

During the program’s second phase, Teacher Fellows will provide professional development workshops to other educators in their region, under the supervision of The Genocide Education Project. 

Fifteen U.S. middle or high school educators with demonstrated experience in Armenian Genocide education will be selected to participate in the program. The deadline for application submissions and additional required documents is January 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm PST. Selections will be made by February 2022.

National Library of Armenia – Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (named after inventor of the Armenian alphabet)
Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute Conference Center