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2013 Bearing Witness Application

2013 Bearing Witness Application

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2013 Bearing Witness Application
2013 Bearing Witness Application

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Published by: Cfca Antisemitism on Aug 11, 2013
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Eileen Ludwig Greenland National Bearing Witness™ Summer Institute

July 21-26, 2013

Instructions for the 2013 Application
Join Catholic school educators from across the United States for a five-day experience of intensive study designed to give participants the skills and resources to bring the lessons of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and modern-day prejudice to their students and school communities. The Eileen Ludwig Greenland National Bearing Witness™ Summer Institute for Catholic School Educators is a unique professional development program of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) hosted in the Archdiocese of Washington. Bearing Witness™ is the recipient of NCEA’s 2000 SPICE award (Selected Programs for Improving Catholic Education) and the 2008 President’s Award. The Summer Institute is funded by the Eileen Ludwig Greenland Endowment Fund with support from the Stanley S. Bender Institute. Hotel accommodations, local transportation, and meals taking place during the program are covered through these funds. Participants living outside of the Washington DC metro area will be provided with a travel stipend of up to $200 to cover transportation to/from Washington DC. Note: All participants are expected to stay overnight in a hotel, which will be arranged by ADL, from July 21 to 26, 2013. Continuing education units (CEUs) or graduate credit may be available for participation in Bearing Witness™. For more information about this, please contact Naomi Mayor at nmayor@adl.org. Conditions of Eligibility: Catholic school teachers of history, social studies, religion, English and ethics at the middle school and high school level, as well as administrators and librarians, are encouraged to apply for the Eileen Ludwig Greenland National Bearing Witness™ Summer Institute. Teachers of other subject areas will be considered but must demonstrate how they will integrate the Holocaust into the content of their course(s). Participants are expected to:  Attend a five-day Summer Institute in Washington, DC from July 21 to 26, 2013;  Submit a “best lesson” six months following Summer Institute that shows how information learned during the Institute has been integrated in the classroom; and  Work with their local Anti-Defamation League office as appropriate to organize or support Holocaust, Catholic-Jewish, or anti-bias education programs. Submit your application to: Naomi Mayor Anti-Defamation League 605 Third Avenue New York, NY 10158 You may also fax your application to (212) 490-0187 or e-mail your application to nmayor@adl.org.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through April 15, 2013. You will be notified of the status of your application no later than May 20, 2013.

Eileen Ludwig Greenland National Bearing Witness™ Summer Institute
2013 Application
Please print or type the following information.
Full Name: _____________________________________________________Gender: _______________ Home Information Street: _________________________________ City, State, Zip: ________________________________ Home Phone: ___________________________ Cell Phone: ___________________________________ Home E-Mail: _________________________________________________________________________ School Information Diocese: _______________________________ School Name: _________________________________ Street: _________________________________ City, State, Zip: ________________________________ School Phone: __________________________ School Fax: ___________________________________ School E-Mail: ________________________________________________________________________

What grade level(s) will you be teaching this upcoming year? ___________________________________ What subjects will you teach? ____________________________________________________________ Position: _____________________________________________________________________________

Do you currently teach about the Holocaust? ________________________________________________ If yes, in what subject? _______________________________ For how many years? ________________ Do you currently teach about anti-Semitism? ________________________________________________ If yes, in what subject? _______________________________ For how many years? ________________ Do you currently teach about Judaism? _____________________________________________________ If yes, in what subject? _______________________________ For how many years? ________________ Have you been to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum? ___________ How did you hear about this Institute? ________________________________________________________________

Section I - Knowledge of Holocaust Studies and Teaching Experience
Please answer the following questions, limiting your responses to not exceed half a page per question. All answers should be typed. 1. Describe your interest in the Holocaust and/or history of anti-Semitism. 2. Explain what you know about the Catholic Church’s teachings on Jews, Judaism and the Holocaust. Please comment if this knowledge comes from experience with Holocaust Education, indicating any relevant workshops that you have attended or units that you have taught on this subject (note: previous experience is not required). 3. Describe how you currently integrate the Holocaust into your curriculum; how you will implement the information and materials gained from this program into your curriculum; and how you will share the information from this program with colleagues in your school and in your field if selected to participate.

Section II - Additional Information
1. Letter of recommendation. Enclose a confidential letter of recommendation from your principal or department chair describing your qualifications. If the application is sent via e-mail, the recommendation letter should be mailed separately. If the application is faxed or mailed, the recommendation letter may be included with the application or mailed separately. 2. Resume. Enclose a current resume with your application.

Please direct all questions to: Naomi Mayor Anti-Defamation League Phone: (212) 885-7836 Email: nmayor@adl.org

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