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Professional Development opportunities

The Sydney Jewish Museum is a NSW Institute of Teachers endorsed provider of professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence.

Scope of endorsement - all Elements of the Professional Teaching Standards

The Sydney Jewish Museum is proud to offer the following Professional Development Opportunities in 2013.


Racism, Genocide and the Holocaust  

Wednesday 20 March 2013 

Held in conjunction with the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, this full-day program is designed to enable teachers of subjects including English, History Extension, HSIE, Legal Studies, Modern History, PDHPE, Studies of Religion and others to address a range of content areas and methodological approaches. The program features Australian experts in Holocaust and Genocide studies including Professor Colin Tatz and Professor Konrad Kwiet.

$100 per person (includes lunch and educational materials)
Bookings are essential, please contact 02 9360 7999 or to reserve your place. For more information click here.

 Studies of Religion Teacher’s Inservice: Windows into Judaism

Tuesday 12 March 2013

The Sydney Jewish Museum, the Board of Jewish Education and the Board of Progressive Jewish Education invite you to participate in a unique professional development opportunity. This full day program focused on the SOR Preliminary and HSC syllabi will enable teachers to address a range of content areas and methodological approaches for teaching Judaism. The unique resources available to teachers will be showcased and the program will also include the opportunity to view the Sydney Jewish Museum’s exhibition, Culture and Continuity: Journey through Judaism which encompasses all areas of Jewish religious life, culture and traditions.

$95 per person (includes educational materials)
Bookings are essential, please contact Shula at the BJE on 02 9365 7900 to reserve your place

The Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators

The Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators is a professional program aimed at training a cadre of teacher trainers who are active throughout Australia. The program is open to teachers who intend to teach the Holocaust and related topic areas in their schools and communities.

The program will provide educators with practical, methodological teaching tools that convey not only the importance of remembering the past, but also how to help shape a better future be learning how to protect the basic human values that were undermined during the Holocaust.

The program includes a pre-seminar at the Sydney Jewish Museum, a ten-day intensive course at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies (Jerusalem), the chance to develop educational projects and attend follow up seminars in Australia.

Generous scholarships are available on a competitive basis.
Email  for more information.

Teaching the Holocaust: Supporting the National Curriculum

12th and 13th of August 2013 9am to 4.30pm

This full-day professional development seminar is designed to address the outcomes of the newly developed Australian Curriculum. In particular, it will provide practical approaches for teaching History Stage 5, depth study 6 (The Holocaust). The participants will be presented with newly developed material to support the teaching of the Holocaust in the national curriculum. An opportunity to hear testimony from a Holocaust survivor will also be available.

Free of Charge




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