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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The History Meeting House in Warsaw has become the first institution in Poland to offer full access to the Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.  Nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, recorded in 56 countries and in 32 languages—mostly between 1994 and 1999—can now be remotely accessed via an online interface that allows searching and viewing the fully indexed video and related metadata.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The History Meeting House in Warsaw has become the first institution in Poland to offer full access to the Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.  Nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, recorded in 56 countries and in 32 languages—mostly between 1994 and 1999—can now be remotely accessed via an online interface that allows searching and viewing the fully indexed video and related metadata.
Monday, August 13, 2012
The USC Shoah Foundation-Institute for Visual History and Education organized a seminar for teachers in the Czech Republic on August 13.  The seminar, which took place at the Malach Center for Visual History in Prague, is part of "Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century," the Institute's professional development program for teachers in Europe.  MoreAlbum posted on:  August 17, 2012 
Friday, August 24, 2012
Professional development seminar for Ukrainian teachers in Prague Prague―August 24, 2012―Fifteen teachers from Ukraine completed the first master teacher course of Teaching with Testimony in the Twenty-First Century, the USC Shoah Foundation’s professional development program for educators in Europe.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The University of Haifa has become the first university in Israel with access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive, a searchable repository of nearly 52,000 video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
From November 18-20, 2012, the USC Shoah Foundation and the Italian Ministry of Education organized an educational pilot program in Abano Terme, Italy.  Teachers and students from high schools across the country attended the workshop to explore usability and feasibility of IWitness, the Foundation's internet resource for teachers and students, in the Italian education context.  The workshop objectives were twofold:  teachers focused on developing their ability to run the classroom pilots, whereas students tested their skills on working with the platform.  During the sessions, students utili
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Jeffrey Langham oversees the management and the strategic development of the Institute's website. Prior to the Institute, Jeffrey worked at a Los Angeles-area design firm for seven years as a web designer/programmer with experience in print design and copywriting. He received his doctorate in English literature from the University of Southern California.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Having been at the Institute for 24 years, Kim Simon is currently involved in developing and scaling the Institute’s impact and reach globally. She directs the development and implementation of key public engagement programs that connect USC Shoah Foundation to its many distinct audiences.
Friday, August 17, 2012
USC Shoah Foundation–The Institute for Visual History and Education, organized a seminar for Ukrainian teachers at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.  The seminar ran within the framework of Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century, the Institute's professional development program for teachers in Europe, from August 17-24.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
From August 1-3, the USC Shoah Foundation–The Institute for Visual History and Education, held a best practices workshop for graduates of the Master Teacher Program, a professional development program for educators that centers on the use of Holocaust and genocide eyewitness testimony in the classroom.  MoreAlbum posted on:  August 6, 2012 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Dom Spotkań z Historią w Warszawie stał się pierwszą instytucją w Polsce, która oferuje pełny dostęp do Archiwum Historii Wizualnej Instytutu Fundacji Shoah dla Historii Wizualnej i Edukacji mieszczącej się na Uniwersytecie Południowej Kalifornii. Blisko 52 000 relacji video ocalonych z Holokaustu i innych świadków, nagranych w 56 krajach i w 32 językach, w latach 1994-1999, mogą być teraz oglądane dzięki specjalnemu dostępowi on-line, dzięki któremu można przeszukiwać i oglądać całkowicie zindeksowane relacje video i inne załączone do nich archiwalia.
Monday, August 13, 2012
USC Shoah Foundation professional development program in Czech Republic USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education has launched Teaching with Testimony in the Twenty-First Century, a professional development program for educators in Europe this summer. The program centers on the educational use of testimony preserved in the Institute’s Visual History Archive, which contains nearly 52,000 video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Professional development program culminates in best practices workshop for teachers From August 1-3, the USC Shoah Foundation-The Institute for Visual History and Education held a best practices workshop for graduates of the Master Teacher Program, a professional development program for educators that centers on the classroom use of Holocaust- and genocide-eyewitness testimony.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
With the Institute since 1996, Karen has led an international and multilingual staff to successfully catalog and index the archive and has been instrumental in developing the indexing and cataloging methodology and software applications.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Teachers across Poland traveled to Hungary last week to attend a workshop organized by USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education (the Institute). The workshop, part of the Institute’s Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century program, took place at Central European University in Budapest from November 11 to November 16. During the workshop, the teachers learned how to use interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses for education.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The inaugural workshop of the Institute's Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century program ran from July 1-6 at Central European University in Budapest.  The program for teachers in Europe provides professional development training centered on the educational use of Holocaust eyewitness testimony.  Twenty teachers from across Hungary (and three from Hungarian-speaking regions beyond the national border) completed the workshop, which prepared them to produce their own testimony-based classroom lessons and activities. 
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Holocaust survivor testimony has made possible a Czech-language resource for education that illuminates the wartime history of the Czech government-in-exile.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
In July 2012, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute convened the inaugural workshop of “Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century,” a professional development program for teachers in Europe centered on the educational use of Holocaust eyewitness testimony.
Monday, June 25, 2012
On June 23, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) named IWitness, the Institute’s new online resource for teachers and students, one of the “top 25 Internet sites for enhancing learning and curriculum development” for school librarians and teachers.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Used extensively in Europe and Latin America.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Graduates of the Institute’s Master Teacher Program will debut IWitness next week at the 2012 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference, demonstrating how the award-winning website, now in beta, weaves together digital literacy development, online citizenship, and tolerance education based on the life stories of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Holocaust survivor testimony to enhance education initiative in the Czech Republic In the Czech Republic, Holocaust survivors’ eyewitness testimonies will soon be used to teach a different aspect of local history: the imprisonment of Czechoslovak citizens in the Soviet Gulag.
Monday, July 30, 2012
In July, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute held a follow-up workshop for graduates of the 2011 Master Teacher Program. Participants reconvened as a professional practice- and learning-community after using testimony in the classroom during the past school year.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Technology will enable interactive involvement.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Nearly 52,000 video interviews archived digitally LOS ANGELES—June 28, 2012—The USC Shoah Foundation Institute has completed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar project to digitally preserve the video interviews in its Visual History Archive. The archive contains testimony from nearly 52,000 Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Attendees from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Ukraine.
Friday, June 15, 2012
As a part of Yad Vashem's 8th International Conference on Holocaust Education taking place in Jerusalem, Martin Šmok, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Senior International Program Consultant, will present the IWitness educational platform on June 20, 2012.
Monday, October 29, 2012
When the Institute sent teams around the world to gather video testimony from survivors and eyewitnesses of the Holocaust, more than 2,500 Australians came forward. Nearly 20 years later, the Institute is once again in Australia; this time, the focus is on students. In partnership with Education Services Australia Limited (ESA), the Institute is exploring the possibility of integrating its award-winning website IWitness (currently in beta) into the Australian national curriculum. About IWitness
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Sam Gustman has been chief technology officer (CTO) of the Shoah Foundation since 1994 and was responsible for overseeing the 2006 move of the foundation’s archives from Universal Studios to the USC. He has been with ITS since 2006. Gustman is also associate dean at the USC Libraries, where he holds a faculty appointment. He is in charge of IT for the Libraries where he has also started the USC Digital Repository.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
After being honored as one of this year’s “Best Websites for Teaching and Learning” by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the Institute’s IWitness website continues to receive major education endorsements.

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