Summer minicourse on history of the Holocaust

A free minicourse on the history of the Holocaust will be held at Rutgers-New Brunswick from June 29 through July 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. This professional development course is presented under the auspices of the Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center (HRC) and the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers.

The minicourse will offer a comprehensive chronological history of the Holocaust, including the origins of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, victim groups, perpetrators, accomplices, and bystanders, resistance efforts, and American policy on immigration in the 1930s and 1940s. The course will emphasize practical applications for using testimonies, film, and primary sources in the classroom.

Educational materials, professional development credits, and lunch will be provided.

Advance registration by May 5 is required. Apply at BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu. Free parking will be available.

To register, one must be a current 6-12 grade teacher with at least one-year teaching experience, or currently be pursuing a master’s degree in education. Teachers who are new to this topic are encouraged to apply.

For further information, email Sarah Portilla at sarah.portilla@rutgers.edu.

Special Education Law Conference

Conference is to be held as a virtual conference

The Special Education Law Conference is a one-day program based at Lehigh University that provides a year-in-review case law keynote and various breakout sessions on May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Originally planned as an in-person conference, Lehigh University has encouraged the alternative of remote technology events can continue without jeopardizing public health and safety. Based on this policy and subject to further developments, the conference planners have started planning for a virtual conference.

The topics for this year’s sessions are:

  •  Least Restrictive Environment (LRE): Does It Have New Legal Meaning?
  • Transportation under the IDEA: Are the Wheels Coming off the Bus?
  • Avoiding Due Process Hearings: “It’s All About the Approach”
  • Methodology Litigation in the Education of Students with Disabilities: Is There a Change in Direction?
  • “Executive Functioning” in K-12 Disability Law: From Disorder to Order;
  • Extracurricular Activities in the IEP or the 504 Plan: What Are the Legal Boundaries?
  • Mental Health: The Legal Obligations of Schools under Disability Laws
  • Who Do the Courts Find More Persuasive: School Personnel or Outside Experts?
  • Medical Marijuana in Schools: Implication for Educators and Parents
  • Disability, Discipline, and Disproportionality: How to Answer the Call for Equity
  • Cyber Bullying of and by Students with Disabilities: Recent Legal Developments
  • Ethics in Special Education Litigation: Who’s the Client?
  • Lost in Translation: Eligibility and FAPE for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
  • Compensatory Education: When Payment Due Exceeds Accounts Received

Registration is $195 per person.

Registration and more information

The registration deadline Friday, May 1.

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