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Online Professional Development from Echoes and Reflections Begins April 4

USC Shoah Foundation partner Echoes and Reflections is launching a three-week online professional development webinar series for educators on Tuesday, April 4, 2016.

Educators can register for the free six-hour course here. It will be released over the next three weeks and can be completed at the participant’s own pace.

This program introduces learners to classroom-ready comprehensive print and online resources and sound pedagogy for teaching about the Holocaust.

Echoes and Reflections instructors will offer instructional pathways to help students learn about the complex history of the Holocaust, background information on the history of anti-Semitism and strategies to incorporate a range of primary sources, including visual history testimony, to classroom instruction.

Participants have a chance to create their own lesson and at the end of the course receive a certification of completion and a copy of the Teacher Resource Guide.

Echoes and Reflections is a multimedia professional development program for secondary school teachers in the United States that provides them with accurate and authentic Holocaust information for their classrooms. 

Echoes and Reflections combines the resources and competencies of three world leaders in education―the Anti-Defamation League’s experience in curriculum and professional development, access to USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive of survivor and witness testimonies and digital educational tools, and Yad Vashem’s historical expertise and primary source materials―resulting in the most comprehensive Holocaust education program available.

Echoes and Reflections includes everything educators need to teach the complex issues of the Holocaust. Each lesson within the Echoes and Reflections Teacher’s Resource Guide explores a different aspect of the Holocaust and encourages students in grades 6-12 to build an authentic and comprehensive portrait of the past as they frame their own thoughts, resulting in a deeper level of interest and inquiry.