ALL PROGRAMS FREE unless otherwise noted
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Upcoming Educator Events
Past Educator Events:
3pm – Open House
4pm – Guest Lecture
5pm – Preview of Maltz programming for 2013-14 School Year
Cleveland’s history of altruism and philanthropy is of national importance, where concepts of unified fundraising and the community trust were first established. Where did the tradition of altruism arise, why did it become so predominant in the city, and, most importantly, how has it survived demographic and economic changes? Join us to hear John Grabowski, Associate Professor of Applied History at Case Western Reserve University, explore these questions. Stay for a special sneak preview of Maltz programming for 2013-14 including special exhibitions, our Stop the Hate essay contest, and new student programs.
Special Needs Student Theatre
YouthAbility presents Life Rocks!
Wednesday, May 8
3:30pm – Open House
4:30pm – Theatrical presentation
5pm – Post-performance discussion
FREE/Registration required 216.593.0593 or email@example.com
Jewish Family Service Association’s Horvitz YouthAbility program serves disabled and at risk youth by engaging them in volunteer service, vocational activities, and social enrichment. YouthAbility participants help themselves by helping others. Come see a play that these exceptional young people have created and produced themselves. Stay afterwards for a post-production discussion with the actors and director Heidi Solomon, who will share the process they used to create this special production. Tours and free exploration of the Museum will be available before and after the performance.
EDUCATORS PREVIEW AND WORKSHOP
Spots of Light: To Be a Woman in the Holocaust
Wednesday, March 20
3pm – Open House & Free Exploration of the Museum
4pm – Guest Lecture & Interactive Workshop
FREE/Registration required 216.593.0593 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Spots of Light is the first international exhibition to focus exclusively on women in the Holocaust. Telling the stories of victims and survivors, it emphasizes the daily acts of resistance women took to protect their families and live another day. Be among the first in Northeast Ohio to view this exhibit. Meet with Alexis Storch, Director of Educational Outreach at the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education in Cincinatti, who will discuss the impact of gender studies on Holocaust research. With Alexis and staff from the Museum, we will explore the exhibition together and create a Readers Theater from the stories and images we encounter, a process that you can then use in the classroom with your students.
Wednesday, December 5
Cleveland in 1912:
Lessons from 100 Years Ago for Today
3 – 6pm
Cleveland in the late 19th century was a dirty, corrupt, slum-filled city. But with the election of progressive mayors Tom L. Johnson in 1901, and later Newton D. Baker in 1911, the city embarked on governmental reforms that made Cleveland a model for others to emulate. A remarkable burst of civic pride followed which saw the creation of numerous institutions that define the city today, including the West Side Market, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Foundation, the Metroparks and the Cleveland Clinic.
Hear more about this fascinating story with Professor John Grabowski of Case Western Reserve University and learn how lessons from this era can inspire positive change in Greater Cleveland today.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet with leaders from Teaching Cleveland, a local organization of teachers and professionals working to develop Cleveland-centered curricula that deepen an understanding of our rich history and equip teachers and students with the skills and capacities to connect, collaborate, and commit. Afterwards, enjoy a staff-led tour of the Maltz Museum’s rich resources on Cleveland history.
Co-sponsored by the Teaching Cleveland Foundation and Institute
3pm/Open House; 4pm/Guest Lecture; 5pm/Private Tours
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
“Beyond the Holocaust, it is raising awareness that the concept of genocide is not dead. You look at . . . what’s going on in the Darfur region of Sudan, and it gives the kids a vocabulary to have conversations about these tragedies.”
Cindy W.–Teacher, Seattle
Learn to implement an innovative new curriculum that will engage students with compelling video testimony from survivors, rescuers and liberators and foster understanding of the Holocaust and its relevance to contemporary issues of prejudice and discrimination. The workshop will be led by Jill Rembrandt, Associate Project Director for the Anti-Defamation League’s Cleveland/Kentucky/Allegheny regional office. Each participant will receive a free copy of the Echoes and Reflections curriculum ($95 value) which includes 300+ pages of content and classroom activities, a DVD, maps, photographs, timelines, glossary and primary source materials which can be applied to a variety of learning styles. Your students will also gain access to an online, searchable database of hundreds of hours of testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and video editing software that allows them to create their own films combining historical interviews with their own footage.
Echoes and Reflections is the result of an unprecedented partnership among three leaders in education: the Anti-Defamation League, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, and Yad Vashem.
Be among the first to view the special exhibition Hardship to Hope: African American Art from the Karamu Workshop featuring the socially conscious works of Cleveland African American artists. Attend a special lecture The Great Migration, the Great Depression and the Settlement House Movement with Dr. Michael Williams, Chair of the Black Studies Program at Cleveland State University. Take a private guided tour of the exhibition with the Museum’s Education staff, explore our dedication to diversity and tolerance, hear about special field trips and learn more about integrating the Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out essay contest into curriculum.
Creating Safe Schools for LGBT Students
The recent wave of teen suicides across the nation has once again drawn attention to student bullying around gender and sexuality issues, and the growth of social media and the internet means that students face more than just dirty looks and notes being passed in class—they can be harassed and intimidated 24/7. Hear from Jaime Bishop, Mental Health Services Coordinator at the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, to learn more about the issues confronting teens today, get resources for creating a safe classroom and hear how you can protect everyone at your school from emotional and physical abuse.
The Art of Diversity and Inclusion at Progressive
Meet Kristin M. Rogers, Art Education and Communications Manager at Progressive, as he highlights works from the exhibition and shows how Progressive uses art to advance its goal of increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Afterwards, you’ll take a private tour of the these beautiful and provocative works and learn strategies for using art to engage students in dialogue around challenging issues like racial and gender identity, economic inequality and the tension between traditional social values and civil liberties.
Reporter is a feature documentary about Nicholas Kristof, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times who almost single-handedly put the crisis in Darfur on the world map. The film, produced by Facing History and Ourselves alumna Mikaela Beardsley, chronicles Kristof’s efforts to raise awareness about atrocities around the world. Led by staff of Facing History and Ourselves, this workshop will introduce the comprehensive study guide for Reporter and consider how the media can affect the ways individuals and groups construct their universe of responsibility.