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Teaching the Holocaust:
The Economics & Science of Hate

Join us as we depart on June 19 for a 12-day trip to Poland and Germany.  This course prepares students to understand and teach the difficult and complex topics of the Holocaust and genocide. Participants will have valuable experiential learning opportunities and gain access to resources for instructional use in grades 7-12. Tenets of economic and science education help frame the study of the Holocaust in the course.

Scholarships are available to qualified teachers and teacher education majors! 

Deadline to apply for the study tour is December 30, 2018.  Apply now!

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2018-19 Programming

Workshop Title Date and Time
Financial Preparation & Pathways for College: Workshop for Educators (Gr. 7-16) Mar. 16, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Teaching the Holocaust: The Economics & Science of Hate* June 19-30, 2019
Youth Summer Camp: Think Tank to Shark Tank July 8-12, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Teacher Institute: Think Tank to Shark Tank* July 22-26, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

*Graduate credit for educators available for select workshops

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Financial Preparation & Pathways for College Readiness

Saturday, Mar. 16 • 9:30 am- 11:30 am

Most existing and future good-paying jobs require some form of post-secondary education. Educators are at the center of preparing students for the rigors (both academic and financial) necessary for successful college completion. However, a college education can be expensive, and most students often finance it through some form of borrowing. This debt can become a huge financial liability, even many years after graduation.

In this workshop, experienced financial advisors present strategies and tools that educators and their students can use to eliminate and reduce loan debt and be better financially prepared for college. All educators that complete this workshop will earn contact hours, a certificate of completion, and a $25 stipend. 


In partnership with VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc.

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