DMS Art Teacher Chosen for Study Trip in Poland

Dorseyville Middle School art educator Nanci Goldberg was selected for and went on a special summer study seminar to Poland. The 76 teacher and student participants studied history where it happened as part of “Poland Personally – A Study Seminar to Poland.” Goldberg spent 10 days in Poland with Classrooms Without Borders and the group, accompanied by a Holocaust survivor, focused on the history of the Holocaust. They were able to see Poland, its people, its government, and socioeconomics in unique ways that increased their understanding of the value of diversity and the results of prejudice. Goldberg traveled to Poland with the group June 26-July 4, 2016.

As a result of the trip, Goldberg is working with other educators at Dorseyville Middle School to bring her experiences and the lessons she learned on the trip to life for students. The school’s eighth graders learn about the Holocaust as part of their regular studies.

Classrooms Without Borders is a nonprofit educational organization founded in 2011 in association with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. The group is dedicated to unique professional development programs.