The School of Education houses the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and provides administrative support. In addition to offering an intensive two-week undergraduate-graduate summer course geared toward teachers, during its 2010-13 funding cycle, the Institute will develop programs and activities related to teaching certification, secondary education, and Holocaust pedagogy.
The IPFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies has partnered with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to host the Midwest Arthur and Rochelle Belfer First Step Regional Conference on 15 April 2011 in Neff Hall 101 on the IPFW campus. This program is specifically designed for pre-service teachers and cooperating teachers from local schools. The workshop will explore the content, methodologies, and rationales for teaching the history of the Holocaust; increase teachers' knowledge of the Holocaust; and examine contemporary issues associated with this history. Significant time will be devoted to teaching practice. The workshop is free of charge and includes books and teaching resources from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
For further information, contact:
David H. Lindquist, PhD
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Neff Hall, Room 250M, School of Education
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499