Emily Bengels’s students are already well on their way to submitting their projects to the IWitness Video Challenge.
iwvc, iwitness video challenge, past is present / Friday, March 11, 2016
Emma Heinz, Natalie Podstawka and Lisa Farese share their tips for constructing a winning video.
iwitness video challenge / Tuesday, March 22, 2016
IWitness celebrated a milestone in March: the most registrations ever in a single month. The milestone comes at a busy time for IWitness.
iwitness, iwitness video challenge, Armenian / Wednesday, April 6, 2016
​Once students have put the finishing touches on their videos and submitted them to their teachers, it’s time to start judging.
iwvc, iwitness video challenge / Thursday, April 7, 2016
Today is the last day for educators to submit their students’ work to the 2016 IWitness Video Challenge. This year’s Challenge, the third annual contest, has already received a record number of applicants from across North America.
iwitness video challenge / Thursday, May 12, 2016
The regional finalists of the IWitness Video Challenge were inspired by genocide testimony to serve food to the needy, inspire and motivate those who are struggling, honor the elderly and more.
iivc, iwitness video challenge / Wednesday, June 8, 2016
A trio of eighth-graders from New Jersey created a poetry group that has enabled students at their school to express their hardships and appreciation for one another.
iwvc, iwitness, iwitness video challenge, IWitness Video Challenge Winner / Thursday, June 30, 2016
The Challenge 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.
iwvc, iwitness video challenge, iwitness / Friday, December 16, 2016
This morning, I stood at attention as our select chorus sang the Star Spangled Banner. Looking at the flag in the middle school auditorium, I paused a moment to feel gratitude for growing up in a country where I have the right to define and redefine myself. I grew up believing I could become whoever I wanted to be. The flag stood tall, as did I. Thank goodness, I thought, that I live in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
iwitness video challenge, iwitness, education, past is present, op-eds / Thursday, December 22, 2016
As an educator you might be thinking how to get started with the IWitness Video Challenge. How do you encourage your students to make a difference? How do you incorporate video editing? Well, we have the answers to these questions from actual IWitness educators.
iwitness video challenge, iwitness, op-eds / Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Middle school can be complicated. As students, we are preparing to go into high school, making new friends, going to our first dances, and unfortunately for too many of us having to deal with constant bullying. While there are those who might be the perpetrators and victims, there are many of us who are the bystanders and it is our duty to stand up against any form of discrimination. I learned through Holocaust survivor testimony that there are many ways to stand up for others.
iwitness video challenge, iwvc, IWVC2017Series, op-eds / Thursday, February 9, 2017
As a teenager, it is hard to know how I can make a difference in the world. Fourteen-year-olds don’t drive, we don’t make a lot of money, and with school, homework and extracurricular activities, we don’t have a lot of time. When my teacher, Ms. Bengels, introduced me to a challenge that was not only about bettering the community, but also a way in which I could use my passion for documentary filmmaking, I leapt at the opportunity. The IWitness Video Challenge not only allowed me to pursue my passion but also encourage me to make a difference.
iwitness video challenge, iwvc, IWVC2017Series, op-eds / Thursday, February 16, 2017
My friends Allison (Ally) Vandal, Maya Montell and I worked with our fabulous teacher, Emily Bengels, to create a group called Poet’s Undercover Guild (PUG). With this “guild”, we drew inspiration from testimony found in USC Shoah Foundation’s educational platform, IWitness to create our winning video “A Community of Poetry.”
iwitness, iwitness video challenge, IWVC2017Series, op-eds / Thursday, February 23, 2017
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 to help encourage your students to participate in the 2017 IWitness Video Challenge.
iwitness video challenge, iwitness, op-eds / Monday, March 13, 2017
The Challenge, which will award $10,000 total in prizes, invites and encourages students to participate in their communities and complete an IWitness activity by submitting a short explainer video detailing how they were inspired through testimony to make a positive impact.
iwitness video challenge / Tuesday, April 4, 2017
A group of students from Chicago who inspired their fellow students to embrace each other’s unique identity has won the 2017 IWitness Video Challenge sponsored by USC Shoah Foundation.
IWitness Video Challenge Winner, iwitness video challenge / Monday, June 12, 2017
The 2018 IWitness Video Challenge, created by USC Shoah Foundation in partnership with Discovery Education, provides an actionable way to promote equality, challenge bias, discuss tolerance, and engage students in a service-learning project that inspires action.
iivc, iwitness, iwitness video challenge / Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The regional winners of the IWitness Video Challenge were inspired by Holocaust survivor testimony to serve food to the needy, speak out for immigration reform, hold a book drive for kids and more. One will be named the winner of the 2013 IWitness Video Challenge.
iwitness, iwitness video challenge / Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The first-ever winner of the IWitness Video Challenge has been chosen: Voices of Our Journey, by Ruth Hernandez.
iwitness video challenge, immigration / Monday, April 14, 2014
Contest challenges students to honor the legacy of Schindler’s List by engaging in community service inspired by survivors’ testimonies and showcasing their action in an IWitness video essay.
iwitness video challenge / Tuesday, September 9, 2014
As IWitness’s community of users continues to grow, its technical specifications are upgraded to meet their needs. Students and teachers will find new features in IWitness’s video editor that will help streamline the process of constructing a video in IWitness.
iwitness, iwitness video challenge / Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Educators who are planning to assign the IWitness Video Challenge to their students this year are invited to attend a free webinar on Thurs., Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. PST.
iwitness video challenge, webinar / Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The webinar will provide instructions and helpful tips for implementing the assignment and submitting students' entries to the contest.
iwitness video challenge, webinar / Tuesday, March 17, 2015
For nine Philadelphia high school students, a loaf of challah was one of the most special gifts they have ever received.
Philadelphia, jayne perilstein, next generation council, iwitness video challenge / Tuesday, June 9, 2015