In November and December 2016, Centropa organized seminars in Krakow, Bucharest and Budapest, where Polish, Romanian and Hungarian teachers had the opportunity to get to know Centropa, see the Survival in Sarajevo film and exhibition, and share their ideas about how to use this story in class. We also celebrated the official openings of our exhibitions in these cities.
Seminar in Krakow, 18-20 November
For our Poland seminar, 40 teachers came together from 37 schools and 26 cities. During the seminar, teachers learned about the Centropa materials, with a special focus on the Polish stories. Veteran teachers gave presentations about how they use Centropa in class, and teachers brainstormed together to create lesson plans. On the first evening, the Centropa Survival in Sarajevo exhibition was opened in the Galicia Jewish Museum, and teachers had the opportunity to watch it along with invited guests. We also screened the Survival in Sarajevo film, and Dr. Mirella Korzeniewskia-Wiszniewska historian gave a lecture about the Balkans and Yugoslavia.
Seminar in Bucharest, 24-26 November
30 teachers came together from 5 cities and 26 schools for our Romanian seminar, where we presented the Centropa database, our Romanian stories, films and exhibitions. Veteran teachers gave presentations about how they use Centropa materials in class, and teachers from the Jewish school of Bucharest gave a guided tour in the Jewish district of the city. On the first day of the seminar, the Romanian Survival in Sarajevo exhibition was officially opened, and teachers had the opportunity to visit it, learn about its story, and gather inspiration about how to teach their students about it.
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Seminar in Budapest, 25-27 November
On this seminar, 38 teachers participated from 25 schools, and 13 cities. Our aim was to bring together educators from very different backgrounds: those who teach in Budapest and in small countryside villages, teachers of the elite schools and those teaching disadvantaged students, as well as minorities, such as Roma, Jewish, or disabled students. During the seminar, teachers learned about each other and each other’s schools, and formed partnerships for future projects. Participants learnt about Centropa materials, watched the Survival in Sarajevo film and exhibition, and brainstormed together about how to use the story in class. Teachers also met with the representatives of several civil organizations, and learnt about their activities. At the end of the seminar, each teacher had one or more project partners, and during the school year, they worked together to connect their students and create projects reflecting the story and values of La Benevolencija.
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