2024 Summer Academy

Summer Academy for Michigan Educators


The Zekelman Holocaust Center invites Michigan educators to register for our Summer Academy from August 6-8, 2024 at The Zekelman Holocaust Center. Whether you are new to teaching the Holocaust or an experienced Holocaust educator, the Summer Academy has specialized professional development sessions with resources for your classroom. You can choose from 21 different sessions and earn SCECHs throughout the week. All sessions are completely free to Michigan educators.

This year, each day’s sessions will focus on one theme in Holocaust education: the Human Story, Ideology, and Resistance.

At the Summer Academy, you will gain a deeper understanding of Holocaust history and pedagogical practices, and also receive: 

  • Free teaching materials for multiple disciplines
  • Free SCECH hours for each session completed
  • Opportunities to collaborate with other educators around the state
  • Lunch provided by The HC each day
  • Priority booking for student field trips
  • Access to our bus subsidy program for your visit with students next school year

The Summer Academy is offered in-person at The Zekelman Holocaust Center in conference-style format, with two morning and two afternoon session options available each day. You can customize your Summer Academy experience by selecting the topics most applicable to your classroom. Register for individual sessions or for all three days.

Session descriptions will be finalized in the coming months.

Preview our session descriptions below:

Tuesday, August 6, 2024: The Human Story

Wednesday, August 7, 2024: Ideology

Thursday, August 8, 2024: Resistance


Questions? Email Rick Schaffner, Manager of Outreach & Teacher Education, at rick.schaffner@holocaustcenter.org or call 248-556-3663.

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