From 23 to 27 May 2012 at the invitation of Polish Teachers Association in America, representatives of the Public Education Office took part in the Congress of Polish Teachers and Parents' Associations and met with Poles residing in America.
On 23 May the Director of Public Education Office met with the scouts, which was followed by a tournament in the IPN’s educational game „Awans”. On 25 May Dr. Andrzej Zawistowski gave a lecture entitled "Was People's Republic of Poland - Poland?", which inaugurated the Congress of Polish Teachers and Parents' Associations.
During the Congress IPN’s exhibition "Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust. Polish help for the Jewish population in Malopolska, 1939-1945" was presented. It was accompanied by workshops on Poles helping Jews during World War II. Teachers participating in the Congress also got acquainted with the educational offer of the IPN’s Public Education Office and took part in workshops on the use of historical games in education.
On 28 May, which in America is celebrated as Memorial Day, Dr. Andrzej Zawistowski laid flowers at the Katyn Monument at the St. Adalbert Cemetery in Chicago. He also took part in the celebrations at the Polish veterans quarters in the Mery Hill Cemetery.