Educators: Local Educators Workshop and The Gedalyah Engel Education Award

Workshop for Educators

Monday, April 11, 4:30PM - 8:00 PM
Purdue University Discovery Learning Center

The Discovery Learning Center is located on S. Martin Jischke Dr. View the campus map here (search for DLR).

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Fellow Jon Baker and Tippecanoe School Corporation teacher Stella Schafer will lead teachers through an exploration of the Conference theme, “Return,” as applied to Jewish history and its connection to  identity. Teachers will interact with propaganda images and children’s diary entries during the Holocaust to address issues of Jewish identity, heritage, and society’s influence on perceptions.

Jon and Stella will share ideas and strategies that teachers can use to help students ponder their individual identities and they will conclude with a look at Displaced Persons camps at the end of the war and the survivors’ return to society. 

The presenters will share ideas for teachers who want to teach the Holocaust but have a limited time frame.  All participants will receive handouts as well as the book Salvaged Pages, a collection of diaries and journals from young people during the Holocaust.

PGP Points

Certificates for 3 PGP points will be available to participants to submit to their districts. District policies differ. Please ask your administrator if this workshop qualifies.


Participation is free of charge and a light dinner will be provided complements of Subway.

Register Online

Or, email Marianne Isaacs at the Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship at Purdue University, (misaacs at purdue dot edu). Please indicate your meal preference (vegetarian or non) and your interest in receiving a PGP certificate.

Space is limited, so register early and please forward this information to interested educators.


The workshop is funded by the Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship at Purdue University.
Dinner provided by Subway, Bauer Inc.

Gedalyah Engel Education Award

The Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Committee is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Gedalyah Engel Education Award:

Mary Eisert (Wea Ridge Middle School):
Funds to expand the library for the Holocaust Book Club that she started last year. It has grown from 10 students to 25 and she can’t keep them in books! She will also take field trips to CANDLES and to the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie.

Ann Hammons (Harrison High School):
Funds to take 200 students (two groups—one this spring and one next year) to CANDLES in Terre Haute as the culminating event in a study of Night.

Stella Schafer (McCutcheon High School):
Funds for travel expenses to Washington DC to take part in the Belfer Conference at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Educators interested in applying for an Engel Award should contact Sarah Powley, Co-Chair of the GLHRC (spowley at The window for submitting proposals will open in the fall. Applications will be due January 29 2016.

A grant opportunity for area educators for projects that address issues related to genocide, discrimination, bullying, human rights, the Holocaust or lessons to be learned from the Holocaust.

Apply for funding, for example, to:

A total of $2000 will be awarded to individuals or teams of educators currently teaching in schools in Tippecanoe or contiguous counties.

Education Award Flyer (PDF file)
Education Award Application Details (PDF file)