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Karen Shawn

Karen
Shawn

Associate Professor of Jewish Education

BA, Adelphi University,
MA, New York University,
PhD, New York University,

Founding Editor, Prism: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators
Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration

Holocaust education with a focus on literature and film; teacher education and mentoring; curriculum development; the role of online classroom communities in building resilience and reflection in pre-service teachers; students' coping strategies as they learn about the Holocaust.

JCC Innovation Award for “A Workshop for Teaching the Second Generation How to Tell Their Parents’ Stories; Janusz Korczak Award for Excellence in Education for the International Book-Sharing Project; Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.

PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators (Ed.). NY: Yeshiva University; The Call of Memory: Learning About the Holocaust Through Narrative: An Anthology; and The Call of Memory: Learning About the Holocaust Through Narrative: A Teacher’s Guide. With K. Goldfrad, Bar-Ilan University, & W. Younglove, California State University Long Beach. Teaneck, NJ: Ben Yehuda Press.


2019  In Press "Holocaust Education in American Schools: Issues, Concerns, and Suggestions for Change" in New Horizons in Holocaust and Genocide Education, Israel: Bar-Ian Press. 


2017   “What We Never Knew, What We Learned, and How: Polish Students Reflect on Their Introduction to the Holocaust,” with Dr. Agnieska Kania, in PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators, Spring 2017, pp. 81-88.


2016  “Examining the Holocaust Through the Prism of Story: A Call for Common-Sense Curricular Change.” Essentials of Holocaust Education: Fundamental Issues and Approaches. S. Totten and S. Feinberg, Eds. Routledge.


2015  “How Will We Teach About the Holocaust When the Survivors Can No Longer Testify?” inTworcze praktyki polonistyczne (Creative Polish Language and Literature Practices), Krakow, Taiwpn Universitas.


2013   “Beyond the Teachers’ Room: A Social Network for Jewish Educators in Training,” with K. Goldfrad. Chapter in Rich, Y., Katz, Y., Mevarech, Z. & Ohayon, S., Eds. Promoting Jewish Literacy in Educational Settings, University Press of Maryland, 187–203.


2013   “Examining Jewish Values In Kindertransport Narratives,” with Hana N. Bor.PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators, Vol.5. NY: Yeshiva University, Azrieli Graduate School.


2013   “Kristallnacht: Night of Pogroms,” a dramatic reading presented by the Houston (TX) Grand Opera for Kristallnacht | a 75thCommemoration in Words and Music.


2008  “Listening to All the Human Stories in ‘A Cupboard in the Ghetto’” with S. D. Baris, Bar-Ilan University. In The Call of Memory: Learning About the Holocaust Through Narrative: A Teacher’s Guide. Teaneck, NJ: Ben Yehuda Press.


2008  “Transformative Encounters: Portraits of a Holocaust Journey” with A. Gillman, Boston University. In The Call of Memory: Learning About the Holocaust Through Narrative: A Teacher’s Guide. Teaneck, NJ: Ben Yehuda. 


2003  “The Call of the Story.” In S. Totten (Ed.),Holocaust Educators Tell Their Stories. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.


2001  “Choosing Holocaust Literature for Early Adolescents.” In S. Totten & S. Feinberg (Eds.), Teaching and Studying the Holocaust. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.


2001  “Virtual Community, Real-Life Connections: A Study of The Island on Bird Street via an International Reading Project.” In S. Totten (Ed.), Teaching  Holocaust Literature. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

shawn@yu.edu
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Wilf campus - Belfer Hall
Room#321

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Fall 2018
Professional Enhancement I
EDU 5551

 

Summer 2018
Teaching Holocaust
EDU 5240

 

Spring 2018
Professional Enhancement II
EDU 5552

 

Fall 2017
Models of Teaching
EDU 5120

 

Professional Enhancement I
JED 5551

 

Summer 2017
Teaching Holocaust
JED 5240

 

Spring 2017
Curriculum and Assessment
EDU 5140

 

Professional Enhancement II
JED 5552