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2013 Spector/Warren Fellows announced
Cohort travels to Holocaust Museum Houston for learning intensive
The School of Education has announced its eighth class of Spector/Warren Fellows. New fellows are engaged in a six-day learning intensive in Houston through Jan. 12.
The Spector/Warren Fellowship for Future Educators was launched in 2006, in conjunction with the School of Education and the Holocaust Museum Houston, and is designed to help future teachers bring the lessons of the Holocaust into the classroom.
Each year, 20 undergraduate and graduate students are selected from a competitive and diverse pool of applicants to take part in the intensive six-day institute at the Holocaust Museum Houston. Through a series of lectures and discussions, nationally recognized Holocaust scholars, university faculty and Holocaust survivors provide the historical and pedagogical context for understanding the Holocaust and its implications for contemporary society. Fellows will continue to meet on campus throughout the spring semester to participate in discussions and attend lectures related to the material and complete a capstone project.
While in Houston, the Spector/Warren Fellows will document their experience through journal writing and through social media. Visit the fellows’ blog http://spectorwarren.tumblr.com”>here.
The Spector/Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers is made possible by a gift from Holocaust survivor Naomi Warren and her family and is sponsored by Helen and Andrew Spector and the Spector Family Foundation.