Echoes and Reflections and IWitness 2017 Webinar Schedule

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 5:00pm

Educators have a new slate of webinars to choose from in 2017 to enhance their knowledge and skills for using Echoes and Reflections and IWitness in the classroom.

The webinars are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through November, alternating among four main topics. Webinars are offered free of charge. To join a webinar, go to Enter Lesly’s online meeting room as a Guest and type in your name.


Teaching the Holocaust Through Story

March 7 (4 p.m. PST)

April 4 (4 p.m. EST)

June 6 (4 p.m. PST)

September 5 (4 p.m. EST)

December 5 (4 p.m. PST)

High school teacher Jen Goss will lead this one-hour webinar demonstrating the power of using audiovisual testimony to promote student learning, information and digital literacy, as well as critical thinking within the context of Holocaust curriculum. Participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies for using audiovisual testimony found in Echoes & Reflections and the IWitness website.


Enhancing Your Holocaust Lessons with Technology

March 28 (4 p.m. EST)

May 23 (4 p.m. PST)

July 11 (4 p.m. PST)

October 3 (4 p.m. EST)

Goss will lead this one-hour webinar in which participants will explore testimony-based multimedia activities, resources, and tools available in IWitness–the educational website integrated with Echoes & Reflections to enhance teaching of the Holocaust. Participants will learn how audiovisual testimony of witnesses to the Holocaust serves as a powerful tool for engaging students in meaningful ways.


Teaching About the Holocaust with English Language Learners

May 9 (4 p.m. EST)

August 8 (4 p.m. PST)

November 7 (4 p.m. EST)

Goss will this one-hour webinar demonstrating how to powerfully engage English language learners in the study of the Holocaust through audiovisual testimony. Drawing upon resources and content found in Echoes & Reflections and other sources, participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies that can promote English language learners’ understanding of the Holocaust while also building academic language.


Non-Holocaust IWitness Programs

All dates at 4 p.m. PST

April 20

May 18

June 15

July 20

August 17

September 28

October 19

November 16

USC Shoah Foundation education specialist and trainer Lesly Culp will lead these one-hour webinars about IWitness only, dedicated to teaching topics outside the Holocaust. Specific topics of each webinar are forthcoming.