Professional Development

Professional Development

The Genocide Education Project is available to deliver district-wide or school-wide in-person professional development workshops on various aspects and methods of teaching about genocide, the common stages and parallels between genocides, and the Armenian Genocide as a case study.

Workshops

GenEd recommends full-day workshops, which typically include background information on the phenomenon of genocide, its definitions and stages, the history of the Armenian case and parallels with other genocides, teaching methodology, and interactive lesson development. Participants also receive numerous multi-media teaching materials. Workshop length, agenda, and budget vary commensurate with district/school administration and educator needs.

“I thought it was great and I really appreciated the insight into the Armenian Genocide and how it sets the stage for all the genocides to follow. We’re not doing it justice when we don’t teach it as part of our WWI instruction, even if we do teach it as part of a separate genocide theme unit.”

Jonathan Mikulas, 10th grade World History, Frisco, TX

Conferences

GenEd also delivers presentations for educational conferences, including the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies and several of its regional affiliates; Holocaust and genocide studies’ centers at various universities; school districts around the country.

 

Webinars

Another way GenEd serves teachers is via live online webinars, that can provide an introduction to the subjects covered in the full-day workshop, or can focus on a more specific aspect of genocide.

Consultation

Contact GenEd to explore workshop services.  GenEd also provides one-on-one consultation for teachers seeking recommendations and guidance on genocide curriculum or local speakers who can share their family histories and personal experiences with students and educators.