USC Shoah Founation’s IWitness Video Challenge is a unique opportunity for students to showcase how they are inspired to make a difference in their community. The challenge, which will award $10,000 in prizes overall, invites students to positively contribute to their communities, and complete an IWitness activity that involves submitting a short video explaining how they were inspired through testimony to make a positive impact.
During a recent Twitter chat, #IWitnessChat hosted by Discovery Education, teachers shared how they are integrating the IWitness Video Challenge into their classrooms. Explore their insights and tips below to help encourage your students to participate in the 2017 IWitness Video Challenge.
1. Integrate the IWitness Video Challenge in service leaning projects
2. Introduce clips of testimony from the watch page
3. Help your students identify a problem in the community to solve
We hope this advice from actual educators who are implementing the IWitness Video Challenge inspire you to integrate the challenge into your classroom. IWitness offers additional resources to help you including the downloadable Teacher’s Guide. The submission deadline, April 28, 2017, is approaching so make sure to encourage your students to start their video projects now!
Join us for the last #IWitnessChat of the 2016-17 school year Wednesday April 12, 2017. IWitness and Discovery Education will answer any of your questions on the IWitness Video Challenge and review how to submit your students’ projects.