On Feb 10-11, 2013, Centropa brought together 28 educators from 17 European Jewish schools in 14 countries to a professional development seminar in Berlin, Germany. The training took place in a Berlin hotel.
During our seminar, teacher shared ideas, developed lesson plans, gave each other feedback, and formed networks that are already linking up their students. Participants worked in four different smaller groups where they developed lesson plans based on Centropa films, and project ideas on school cooperation.
We asked four of our veteran teachers who use Centropa materials on a regular basis to present lesson plans and projects they carried out. They shared their experiences, spoke about the challenges they had to face and answered questions. This way we can show various ways how to use our materials, discuss possible obstacles one has to overcome, and nonetheless we can encourage our participants to engage in projects themselves.
We had a wonderful time at the seminar, and we want to thank all our partners, supports and participants for making this event possible.