Classroom Close-up NJ won its 16th Emmy from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of NATAS. Attending the ceremonies were (from left) Rita Williams, Larry Glaser, Terry Kuhnreich, Elizabeth Elko, NJEA VP Sean Spiller and Stuart Wexler. These educators were featured in the Emmy winning show. Glaser is the Executive Director of the NJ Holocaust Commission. And the Emmy goes to:
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Civil Rights Cold Case – Hightstown High School students are learning first-hand how laws are made through a memorable civil rights lesson. The AP Government and Politics class is in its third year lobbying for a federal law called the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act.
What’s in Your Suitcase? – Ocean County art teacher Rita Williams believes people of all ages need to be aware of the Holocaust, and the lessons should not be limited to history. Williams teaches her second graders at Dr. Gerald H. Woehr Elementary School in Plumsted Township about the Holocaust through art.
Search for Conscience – Vineland High School educator Terry Kuhnreich teaches social consciences focusing on tolerance and acceptance. In a powerful exchange via skype, her students interview Benjamin Ferencz , an investigator for the Nuremberg trials.
It Takes a Village RBB – Educators from Red Bank Primary School team up with the community to turn a once failing school into a successful thriving learning environment. They rely on community partners to meet the needs of the students, including Count Basie Theater provides teaching artists, YMCA swimming lessons, seniors reading to the students, and free dental and optical care.