National Seminar for Middle and High School Educators
The 24-hour professional development program is free to middle and high school educators interested in teaching about the history of communism and its collectivist legacy.
The seminar blends together scholarly lectures, peer discussions, and pedagogical sessions to carefully balance content and pedagogy. These components are supplemented with short biographical films and in-person testimonials from witnesses and dissidents who resided in communist countries both past and present.
For more information and to register, visit teachers.victimsofcommunism.org.
We equip teachers through our annual National Seminar for Middle and High School Educators and in-service professional development workshops based on our curriculum, Communism: Its Ideology, Its History, and Its Legacy, and other curricular resources. Our growing number of teacher alumni are reaching thousands of students in classrooms around the country.
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Communism and the World Online Event Series
Our webinar series complements our curricular supplements. Renowned scholars and noted subject matter experts present 30-minute lectures that are followed by a moderated Q&A with teachers. Past events are available on VOC’s YouTube channel and serve as a video library of supplemental material for the classroom.
We partner with local community groups, school districts, universities, and departments of education to host workshops across the country during professional development days. These day-long workshops support hardworking teachers by providing them with content knowledge, pedagogical resources, and curricular supplements.