|What:||Global Education Conference|
|When:||November 15, 2011
4:00 PM–5:00 PM
This presentation will highlight the ways learners can use IWitness, a new online, interactive, free educational application from the University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation Institute. Designed for secondary school educators and students, IWitness provides a searchable collection of more than 1,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, along with educational tools and supporting resources that provide context to deepen students’ understanding of the Holocaust. During a demonstration and discussion, participants will learn how IWitness reflects the Institute’s mission to overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry -- and the suffering they cause -- through the educational use of the Institutes’s visual history testimonies.
IWitness enables students (ages 13-18) to engage on an individual level with the testimonies and to discover connections to their own lives while building the literacies needed in the 21st century, including information, media, and digital literacies. IWitness engages students in real world problem solving by motivating them to engage in social action. More information about IWitness.
This session will be presented by Institute staff members Gayle Kolody Cole, Online Educational Specialist, and Sherry Bard, Project Director, Educational Programs.
The 2011 Global Education Conference will be held November 14 - 18, online and free. Sessions will take place in multiple time zones and multiple languages over the five days. The 2010 Global Education Conference had 15,028 unique logins and presentations from 62 countries. The conference sessions are being held in Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate), and can be accessed live from any personal computer. (All sessions will also be recorded and posted quickly after the conference.) All sessions are free to attend, and the links to the sessions will go live in the schedule when the conference starts. More information about the conference.