Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
50 - 950 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Beyond the Textbook: New Approaches to Holocaust Education
The 10th Biennial Shafran Teachers’ Conference offers opportunities for educators to share best practices related to teaching the Holocaust through presentations and workshops. It is recommended for teachers of grades 6 to 12 in various disciplines including Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Arts Education.
Breakout sessions during the conference will provide a platform for teachers to discuss their engagement in Holocaust education.
Two new Holocaust education initiatives will be featured at the conference:
Primary Voices: Teaching Through Holocaust Survivor Testimony
An Original VHEC Online Resource Aligned with the BC Curriculum
Teaching the Holocaust Through Graphic Novels: A Community-Engaged High School Project
Film: Readers of the Holocaust
Best Documentary Film Award (Student Category)
Montreal World Film Festival 2016
REGISTRATION: Includes lunch, refreshments, and conference materials
$100 Teachers ($75 Early Bird Registration by December 19, 2016)
$25 Student Teachers
SPACE IS LIMITED REGISTRATION CLOSES ON JANUARY 30, 2017
Held every two years, the conference attracts educators from across British Columbia and elsewhere. This day-long event offers participants an opportunity to hear from internationally renowned speakers, historians and educators at the forefront of Holocaust studies. Educators share best practices related to teaching the Holocaust in elementary, secondary and university settings.
Inaugurated in 1999, the conference is made possible by the David & Lil Shafran Endowment Fund of the VHEC.
Sponsored by the David & Lil Shafran Endowment Fund of the VHEC.
Kron Sigal Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education
At its Annual General Meeting on June 8th, the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre proudly presented the 2016 Kron Sigal Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education to Eyal Daniel of Buckingham Elementary in Burnaby, BC and Stephanie Henderson of Seaquam Secondary, Delta, BC.
The Kron Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education was established in memory of Meyer and Gita Kron, Lithuanian Holocaust survivors who re-established their lives in Vancouver and maintained a life-long commitment to education. It is presented annually to a BC teacher who has demonstrated dedication to teaching students about the Holocaust and its important lessons for humankind.
A few years ago, the award was renamed to include their daughter, Ruth Kron Sigal, who survived the Holocaust in hiding, and who passed away in December 2008. Ruth was a VHEC outreach speaker and community leader, serving as Director of the Women’s Resource Centre at UBC for over 25 years. She was a regular speaker at the VHEC's Annual Symposium on the Holocaust.