From July 18-22, 2011, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute held its third annual Teaching with Testimony workshop for participants in the Institute’s Master Teacher Program. “This workshop equips teachers to become ambassadors of testimony-based education in their communities,” Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director of the Institute, said. “The rigorous training in which they participate will prepare them to enhance students’ learning through the use of testimony and demonstrate its value to their colleagues in the field.”
The Institute chose 17 highly experienced educators--who hail from 15 cities in seven states--to participate in the weeklong workshop. This year’s class comprises public and private middle school, high school, and community college educators who teach subjects that include English, film, government, history, instructional technology, literature, screenwriting, student leadership, drama, and character education.