Centropa Summer Academy (CSA)

Country: Austria;

Deadline: 31.03.2020

 

Each summer, we bring together educators from more than 15 countries to the great cities of Europe. During our intense 7-day program, we use the city as our classroom as well as the stories we collected to learn about history and its implications for us today. The core of the CSA is the active participation of teachers, who share their experiences and good practices with each other, and work on lesson plans and cross-border projects together.

This year, the Centropa Summer Academy will take place in Vienna, 6-13 July.

Applications for the CSA are open for teachers and educators in the North America, Israel, and Europe.

We accept applications from Israel and the following European countries: Austria, Bosnia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine. Teachers from Jewish schools may apply from any European country. 

In North America, we welcome applications from middle/high school teachers, county/district education /school administrators, and museum/Holocaust organization educators. While we encourage applications from every state and Canada, due to our funding sources, we will likely have funding primarily to bring public school educators from Newark, NJ; Baltimore, MD; South Carolina; North Carolina; South Florida; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; and possibly Chicago.

Teachers from all levels of the school system are welcome to apply, as well as educators from other educational institutions such as museums. We welcome teachers who have already been in contact with us, as well as those who are new to Centropa, but preference will be given to educators who can demonstrate that they have already used Centropa resources.

 

What are the costs of the CSA?

Teachers from Europe and Israel: During the Summer Academy, we will cover your hotel, meals, and program. We ask you to - at least partially - cover your travel costs for yourself. Those who really need it can apply for travel reimbursement for up to 100€. Besides, we ask each participant to pay a 50€ registration fee, the rides to/from airports, and meals on free evenings (4-5). The fee you only have to pay after we announced that your application has been accepted. Special scholarships are available for those who cannot afford to pay this fee.

Teachers from the US and Canada: we estimate the total cost of the trip will be $3,500, including air fare. US public school teachers: We welcome applications from US middle/high school teachers, county/district education and school administrators, and museum/Holocaust organization educators. While we encourage applications from every state and Canada, our funding is primarily for public school educators from Newark, NJ; Baltimore, MD; South Carolina; North Carolina; South Florida; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. We ask those interested to help find funding from PTA, school, local organizations, or teacher fellowships. If you have questions about applying, please contact Centropa's US Education Director, Lauren Granite, at granite@centropa.org. All participants must pay a 100 USD registration fee, cover rides to/from airports, and meals on free evenings (4-5). Registration fees to be paid upon confirmation of acceptance. Private school teachers and education organization educators/administrators: we ask that your institution cover the entire cost of the trip.

We expect all participants to actively take part in each aspect of the program, use our materials upon your return home, share any Centropa lesson plans you create, and complete any follow-up questionnaires we send.

Do you have more questions?

Teachers from Europe and Israel: contact Magda Farnesi at farnesi@centropa.org.

Teachers from US and Canada: contact Lauren Granite at granite@centropa.org.

 

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