The Daniel Pearl Education Center (DPEC), a non-profit, charitable organization committed to the ideals of understanding and community, will host a free continuing education teachers’ workshop titled “Strategies for helping students cope in a complex world.” Open to area public, private and religious school teachers, the workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 4-7 p.m. at Temple B’nai Shalom in East Brunswick.

The program is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Holocaust Education, and Executive Director Paul Winkler will be among the program leaders and participants.

“We are very appreciative that the DPEC has once again organized a teachers’ continuing education (CE) workshop,” Dr. Winkler said. “Previous workshops on ‘teaching tolerance’ and other related subjects have been extremely effective and well attended.”

Added Dr. Andy Boyarsky, chairman of the DPEC, “It is always an honor to partner with Dr. Winkler and the New Jersey Department of Holocaust Education to present an important, meaningful program for area teachers. At the DPEC we feel very strongly that the seeds of community and understanding are sown with our children. This year’s program is outstanding, and we appreciate the willingness of all of our professional speakers and teachers to volunteer their time to participate.”

The teacher workshop will feature the following sessions:

  • Dr. Michael Krantz, an associate professor at New Jersey City University, on conflict resolution in the classroom.
  • Dr. Daniel Silitsky, a noted area psychologist, titled, “Grief counseling in a world of powerful, violent images (ISIS, Ebola, etc.)”
  • A teachers’ roundtable featuring area high school, middle school and elementary school teachers titled “What teachers are doing in the classroom to create more cohesive and inclusive learning environments.”

Teachers may register for the CE workshop by emailing or