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Thursday, May 5, 2016
Educators can finish the school year with a three-part online professional development course from Echoes and Reflections on teaching the Holocaust using testimony from the Visual History Archive and other primary and secondary sources.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Educators can register for a variety of free webinars throughout October and November that will provide an introduction to the resources and teaching strategies of Echoes and Reflections.
Monday, October 24, 2016
December 15 will mark the beginning of a pilot for a new professional development offering from Echoes and Reflections: a three-hour, self-guided course that teaches educators everything they need to know about using Echoes and Reflections to teach about the Holocaust.
Monday, December 12, 2016
December 15 will mark the beginning of a pilot for a new professional development offering from Echoes and Reflections: a three-hour, self-guided course that teaches educators everything they need to know about using Echoes and Reflections to teach about the Holocaust.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
This program introduces learners to classroom-ready comprehensive print and online resources, sound pedagogy for teaching about the Holocaust and instructional pathways to help students learn about the complex history of the Holocaust.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Students in Budapest, Hungary, and Durham, North Carolina, are taking a joint online course this semester on archives, memory and human rights. And last month, that included an introductory session on the Visual History Archive that will help inform their class curriculum and projects.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive has enhanced nearly 250 university and college courses worldwide, including 67 at USC. This fall, members of the Institute’s staff will teach two additional courses that integrate testimony.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
For the sixth time, the Freie Universität Berlin will offer a free summer course for international and visiting scholars about USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. This summer, the topic of the course is memories of the Nazis’ forced laborers.
Friday, January 16, 2015
The Holocaust may not seem obviously relevant for Hungarian students studying for their master’s in social work, nursing and other health-related topics. But a "Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century" graduate is using testimony to teach just such a course
Friday, May 26, 2017
The course will increase the Institute's ability to train globally and significantly scale up indexing capacities.
Monday, January 29, 2018
"Nothing compares to eyewitness accounts," said teacher Ivy Schamis of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. "The students get a better feel for the survivor or liberator when they hear their own words and see their body language. It is very inspiring."
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Damaged videotapes in the Visual History Archive, previously thought to be unfixable, are being restored thanks to new software developed by USC Shoah Foundation technology staff.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation partner Echoes and Reflections is launching a three-week online professional development webinar series for educators on Tuesday, April 4, 2016.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
For the third consecutive year, a new group of teachers gathered in Hungary for the Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century professional development program to learn how to create their own testimony-based lessons and classroom activities.
Monday, December 29, 2014
The 5th International Conference on Holocaust Research has selected a course at Central European University, developed in part by Andrea Peto, 2013 Teaching Fellow at USC Shoah Foundation, as an exemplary and innovative educational project.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Students and faculty have three unique and exciting opportunities to get involved with USC Shoah Foundation beginning this summer.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The A.I. and Manet Schepps Foundation will fund the three-year, $75,000 initiative for a USC Shoah Foundation teaching fellow and intern at Texas A&M University.
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.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The Jewish Museum in Prague has teamed with USC Shoah Foundation to provide a new testimony-based lesson plan for teachers in the Czech Republic. The lesson, “International Committee of the Red Cross and Terezín,” is about the Terezín ghetto and its use as a source of Nazi propaganda in a 1944 International Red Cross report.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Five more IWalks are in development in Hungary as part of a new initiative led by teachers who have graduated from USC Shoah Foundation’s Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century professional development program.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation Senior International Program Consultant Martin Šmok has begun teaching a yearlong course at the Ronald Lauder Jewish School in Prague to introduce students to the Visual History Archive and testimony.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The latest, most significant update to the Visual History Archive’s indexing software since 2008 addresses the growing need for a way to index testimonies with more than one survivor.
Friday, June 29, 2018
This article is part of a newsletter series introducing librarians who are advocates for the VHA at their institutions.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The many artworks, films and books that emerged from the Holocaust are the topic of a course to be taught next semester at USC.
Friday, July 26, 2019
The new Jewish Studies course has students attaching codes to USC Shoah Foundation’s testimonies, enabling them to analyze patterns, test hypotheses and, occasionally, tell broader stories.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
A Modern Germany history course taught by Longwood University Professor Melissa Kravetz received an honorable mention for “Interesting Assignment” from the H-German online network for its IWitness-based final assignment.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Two months after officially accrediting USC Shoah Foundation’s ITeach program, two representatives from the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (OFI) visited USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles to learn more about its educational work.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
The Ways to Inspire Respect Professional Development series launching today will engage with real-world issues that teachers face in classrooms, such as cultural conflict, lack of dialogue or inappropriate dialogue, and confusion around issues of identity that can quickly escalate in schools and distract from curricular goals.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Four undergraduate students from around the world are hard at work developing new search capabilities for the Visual History Archive as part of the annual Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) program hosted by the UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM).
Friday, July 18, 2014
Some of the brightest college students in applied mathematics are working with the USC Shoah Foundation this summer for the annual Research in Industrial Projects (RIPS) program at the UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM).

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