Teaching Channel Talks 37: The Conference That Changed My Life

May 11, 2021 / by Teaching Channel

In this episode, you'll hear from two educators who attended the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Belfer Conference and walked away with an entirely new way of teaching. Join Wendy Amato as she speaks with Kalua Lauber and Becky Henderson-Howie about their experiences at the conference and in the classroom.


Registration for the virtual 2021 Belfer National Conference for Educators is now open! The conference is free to pre-service teachers, middle and high school educators, and community college faculty interested in teaching about the Holocaust. Save your seat at one of three online summer sessions by following the link below. 

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Wendy Amato earned her Master’s in Education and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University. Wendy began teaching in 1991, has served as a Middle School Administrator, and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education. She has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops in the US and internationally. Wendy and her family live near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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  • Join a free webinar with Program Coordinator Bethany Nagle and Wendy to dive deeper into foundational resources for teaching the Holocaust
  • Register for the free 2021 Belfer National Conferences for Educators


Topics: Professional Learning, Lesson Planning, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Summer Learning, History, Podcast

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