Keynote Speaker: Timothy Murnen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Bowling Green State University
Tim Murnen is an Associate Professor of Education at Bowling Green State University, with particular focus in Literacy, Language Arts, and curriculum design. In his role at BGSU he prepares teachers in secondary and middle childhood education—primarily in English or Language Arts, but also in Social Studies. In 2014 he was the Co-Principal Investigator on a Fulbright-Hays Group study abroad project to take 10 teachers to Poland, Hungary, and Greece to follow in the footsteps of 6 Toledo-area Holocaust survivors. He continues to present on strategies for teaching about the Holocaust and genocide—particularly in connecting Holocaust study to local communities and current events issues. As president of the Ohio Council on Holocaust & Genocide Education, he helps lead work in Holocaust education across the state, and in encouraging more teachers to teach about the Holocaust and genocide, and to deepen their knowledge of the historical contexts, current global and local issues, and the pedagogical strategies to connect these pieces in the minds and lives of students. He is also well aware of the need for stronger Holocaust and genocide education in teacher education programs within Ohio
Hosted by the Akron-Summit Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education
This event designed for educators but is free and open to the public. During the seminar, information will be shared regarding the 35th Annual Akron-Summit Holocaust Arts & Writing Contest
Light Appetizers Will be Served