We’re delighted to announce that we have made several new and exciting changes to our website. You can find out more about these changes below. Please do let us know what you think of them; we would love to hear from you.

Improved navigation

To make it easier for you to find what you are looking for, we have altered navigation around the website. From today, you will find a single tab entitled ‘Teachers’ on the navigation panel at the top of your page. Clicking on this tab will take you to a landing page where will be able to select what it is you want to access or learn more about. The ‘wants’ available to you are:

  • I want classroom resources
  • I want professional development
  • I want to support students’ independent learning
  • I want to use the Centre’s textbook

Once you have selected which is most appropriate for you, you will be able to see all the materials and courses we have available under those headings. Over the coming months, we will be added new content and courses, so be sure to keep checking back.

Open access classroom resources

To make it easier for you to get our classroom resources, we have now made all of these open access. This means you will no longer need to complete a CPD course to access our wide range of teaching materials. Simply click on the ‘Teachers’ navigation tab, and then ‘I want classroom resources’ to see our full catalogue.

We have organised our classroom resources into five thematic headers. These are:

  • Who were the victims?
  • Where and when did the Holocaust take place?
  • Who were the perpetrators? Who was responsible?
  • What were the causes and consequences?
  • How is Britain connected to the Holocaust?

Under these headers, you will see listed all the classroom resources we currently have which are related to that theme. When you’ve decided which resource you want to access, click on ‘View’ to be taken to the resource page. There, you will be able to learn more about the resource and download the materials.

Self-guided CPD courses

We know from surveying teachers that the overwhelming majority firmly believe face-to-face CPD is the gold standard. But teachers have also told us that when they cannot attend in-person CPD, their strong preference is for asynchronous courses which they complete in their own time, at their own pace.

We developed our first self-guided courses during the height of the pandemic, but over the next twelve months we will be rolling out a series of brand new self-guided CPD courses. The first tranche of these will be attached to some of our most popular classroom resources and will complement the existing guidance given our comprehensive lesson plans. The purpose of these self-guided courses will be to give teachers knowledge, understanding or insights which will help them to effectively use the classroom resources and unlock their learning potential.

In the coming six months, you will be able to take new courses related to ‘Nazi antisemitism’, ‘Who were the six million?’, ‘Being Human?’, ‘What happened to the Jews of Europe?’ and ‘British responses to the Holocaust’. When these appear, you will find them on the relevant resource pages and within the Teachers > ‘I want professional development’ section of our website. In the next academic year, we will add further self-guided courses – some of which are connected to our resource catalogue and others which address major issues in Holocaust education.

Quick booking

We share teachers’ belief in the unrivalled power of face-to-face CPD and we will continue to work with teachers and schools to stage in person CPD opportunities. To see if we are delivering CPD near to you, simply click on the ‘Book Training’ tab on the navigation bar of the website. There you will find links to see all our current in-person CPD events, ITE sessions we are delivering, and further information on our MA module The Holocaust in the Curriculum.

If you are interested in arranging in-person CPD, we would be delighted to hear from you. If you would like an in-person workshop on a particular resource, you will find a link to get in touch with us on the relevant resource page. Or if you would like to discuss us delivering a half or whole day of CPD for you and your colleagues, you can contact us via holocaust@ucl.ac.uk.

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