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50 - 950 West 41st Ave,
Vancouver BC, V5Z 2N7 Canada

P: 604.264.0499
F: 604.264.0497
E: info@vhec.org

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Professional development
 
image Biennial Shafran Teachers' Conference

10th Biennial Shafran Teachers’ Conference 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017 | 9AM – 3:30PM


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



Download the Registration Form



ABOUT THE SHAFRAN TEACHER'S CONFERENCE

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. Azrieli memoirs and DVDs have been generously donated by The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs.

 

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Kron Sigal Award for Excellence
in Holocaust Education


Download the 2016 Kron Sigal Award
Information and Nomination Form


Previous Recipients of the Kron Sigal Award


Kron Sigal Award Recipient 2016

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.