Attention Social Studies Teachers!!

Attention Social Studies Teachers!!

by Megan Eikleberry -
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Two Free PD Opportunities coming up!

1. We are excited to announce that in cooperation with Echoes and Reflections, the Holocaust Awareness Institute at the University of Denver's Center for Judaic Studies, and Educator Amy McDonald, the Colorado Holocaust Educators are offering a FREE online professional development workshop for current classroom and pre-service teachers on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM [MST].

This no-cost online workshop will focus on The history and legacy of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and highlight appropriate rationale and resources available to classroom educators.

  • A brief historical overview of the content and context of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Thoughts on pedagogical approaches and rationale will also be shared.
  • Author and current high school educator, Amy McDonald will share her insight and knowledge of the Warsaw Ghetto through her work…"Word Smugglers: A Story of Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto." Amy will share key points in the story of the Oyneg Shabes archive from the perspectives of Dr. Emanuel Ringelblum, Rachel Auerbach, Israel Lichtenstein, David Graber, and Nahum Grzywacz. It is a story about a courageous group of men, women, and young people who chose to resist and fight back against cruelty and fear. This group did not fight back with guns and weapons. They fought back with words, stories, and truth.

NOTE: The first 25 educators to register AND complete this course will be mailed a copy of Amy McDonald's book, "Word Smugglers: A Story of Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto" (2021).

  •  We will share numerous classroom resources and personal resources to help facilitate your teaching of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. We will highlight the use of Echoes & Reflections' online and interactive "Timeline of the Holocaust," in addition to other resources.
  • An overview of the Holocaust Awareness Institute's"Survival & Witness" website and supporting materials, and the additional resources that the Holocaust Awareness Institute can provide for classroom educators.
Two hours (2) of Professional Development credit will be awarded for completing this workshop.

Link to Flyer

 To register, please email Todd Hennessy at

Please reach out with any questions.

Be safe,

Todd Hennessy

The Colorado Holocaust Educators


2. James Madison Legacy Project Expansion: Empowering High-Need Students for Informed, Thoughtful, and Productive Citizenship

A new free project to empower high-need students through improved professional learning and instruction in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution curricular program! 

Includes new resources for We the People instruction that foster positive civics and social and emotional learning (SEL) outcomes among English learners, students with disabilities, and students of color.

 Link to Flyer

 Eligible CO Secondary Social Studies Teachers receive a set of classroom books, travel support, and a $1000 completion stipend.

Register today. Limited to 20 Teachers.

52 hrs. of professional learning. Begins with a four-day workshop at History Colorado Center July 17-20, 2023

 Made possible by a US Department of Education Grant received by the Center for Civic Education.

 For more information contact 

 Chris Elnicki (he/him/his)

Executive Director

Colorado Center for Civic Learning and Engagement (C3LE)

A Project of  the Colorado Non Profit Development Center (CNDC)