Centropa Jewish Network's 4th Professional Development Seminar for Teachers in Europe
On the 11th of December 2015 we held our annual Café Centropa Chanuka party in Budapest for our interviewees, and some of our teachers and their students. We had 65 guests in total and celebrated Chanuka with a special act from József Székhelyi, famous Hungarian actor.
The program was supported by the Claims Conference.
As some of you already know, for the first time CJN announces an international student competition based on cross-border projects that were developed during our CJN seminars for EU Jewish schools. These border-jumping projects will connect your students with Jewish students in other countries (including also Jewish schools in the US and in Israel), and they will add to their knowledge base on Jewish life and culture, history, gastronomy, doing research, or the art of storytelling.
Students have to make a 5-10 minute video choosing one from the four topics below:
On the 15th of May 2015, Centropa Hungary organized for the third time its annual Town Hall Meeting. During this event we awarded those teachers and their students who participated in our programs, and used our family stories and educational materials. Besides announcing the winners of our video making competiton "Our Town's Jewish History" we also awarded the best lesson plans created by teachers, and also students who were tour guides of our traveling exhibition, or who accomplished other creative projects.
Between the 29-30 of March 2015, in cooperation with the National Library of Israel, Centropa held in Jerusalem a professional development seminar for 26 Israeli teachers. Most of the participants were new to Centropa; we introduced our educational materials, projects, worked together on lesson plans, shared best practices. We are glad to see that our network of Israeli teachers is growing. During the seminar many intersting lesson plans and project ideas were created, and there were a couple of interesting brainstormings about how to use our materials.