Shalom- Welcome to Professor Gair’s Web Site

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Welcome to my web site.  You will find many resources here to help you in your studies and research as you move through my Prep. Reading and Holocaust courses.    

E-Mail Address For Students To Use (Do not use any others.)- You MUST send all e-mail from your ATLAS account to my ATLAS address shown here.  I will not open any e-mail that does not have an designation from the sender.  That tells me you are a student using the Atlas system.
That means DO NOT  send e-mail from your outside accounts such as AOL, Yahoo, Google, etc.  I will treat them as junk mail and delete them without opening them.

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How To Apply For Study Abroad

Click Here To Sign Up For The Holocaust Study Abroad Trip June 2016 

Spring 2016 Office Hours (Building 8, Room 132)

(407) 582-2641

Monday & Wednesday 11:30 to 12:45 (East-8-132)
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 to 11:00 and 1:00 to 2:00 (East-8-132) 
Friday- Cell Phone-Text-Email-9:00 to 12:30 

Skype Name for Online Office Hours Video Chat: Professorgair
AOL-AIM Online Screen NameOrlandoProf (School related chat only!)

Please identify yourself (First Name, Last Name, Course) when you page me online so that I can accept your rerquest to chat and place you in my contact list. 

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Featured Web Sites

Study Guides & Strategies
Plagiarism Tutorial
LINCC Research (The hidden web.)

You will need your student ID card and last 4 numbers of your social security number for access.  The ID is on the back of the card.  Take your ID card to any campus librarian to be validated once for the entire school year.

How to Study
Learning Strategies-Study Skills
Education Corner
ERIC- Education Resource Information Center
Citation Machine
Valencia Library Catalog

Ref Desk Virtual Reference Library

Degrees and Advanced Education

* Graduate Courses to the level of Masters Plus 80 in areas of concentration that include curriculum development, supervision, gifted and talented education, elementary school administration, learning disabilities, cooperative learning and most recently film theory and criticism with an emphasis on the depiction of the Holocaust in film.
* National University, California, Graduate work in the area of Film Theory and Criticism with an emphasis on how the Holocaust is depicted in film and television, 2008
* Masters Degree in Reading Education, Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), 1982 
* Bachelor of Arts in Elementary EducationGlassboro State College (now Rowan University), 1977
* Graduate of the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel

Many Professional Awards and Accomplishments

Over the years I have completed extensive training as a Holocaust educator both in the United States and overseas in Israel and Europe.  I have presented workshops at national and international conferences.  I have developed Holocaust courses and received multiple awards for my work.  More details available upon request.  I am also a certified Reading Specialist.

If you would like a copy of my resume you may download it in Adobe Acrobat format here. Get Adobe Acrobat Reader here.


Special Tribute To Vladka Meed:

I would like to take this space to recognize the passing of a great lady.  Vladka Meed, former smuggler and courrier during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising passed away on November 21, 2012.  Vladka was instrumental in developing the training program for teachers that I took part in during the 2006-2007 years.  Almost 1000 of us have been blessed with the experience of being chosen for her teacher training program.  It was her spirit and belief in the power of resistance in all its forms that we are now charged with passing on to our students.  I join my fellow Holocaust educators across the world whose lives have been enriched by her influence and dedication to the memory of the Shoah and its victims.  I know there is a special place in heaven for this lady who fought for the dignity of her fellow human beings during the darkest time in our history as a people.  May you rest in peace dear Vladka!

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Professor Gair’s Google Drive:

If you are a student you will find many useful handouts in the folders listed for the course you are taking.  If you are an educator who has attended one of my workshops, the handouts are all in the folder labeled for the workshops.  No password is needed for access.  You may download but not edit any of the documents online.

LIT 2174- Literature & Multimedia of the Holocaust Handouts on Google Drive
Reading Handouts on Google Drive
LIT 2955 Holocaust Study Abroad Forms and Handouts
ENG 2930- The Holocaust in Cinema and Television
Professor Gair's Workshop Handouts
Reading Course PowerPoints
Practice Reading Passages

SAGE- Study Abroad Forms & Handouts
Poland Project Books


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My Skype Name: Professorgair