Each webinar focuses on a specific aspect of teaching using genocide survivor and witness testimonies from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
iwitness, IWitness Webinar / Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Six distinguished University of Southern California faculty participated in a series of videos released during USC Shoah Foundation’s 100 Days to Inspire Respect program in which they watch clips of testimony and offer their thoughts on the clip’s themes and message.
iwitness, 100 days to inspire respect / Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Marthe Twizeyimana and Philippe Samvura both completed IWitness training workshops in the past and are now two of nine total “IWitness ambassadors” in Rwanda, dedicated to introducing other educators to IWitness.
iwitness, rwanda / Wednesday, May 24, 2017
IWitness will be one of several educational resources demonstrated to teachers at the Eva and Eugene Schlesinger Teacher Training Endowed Workshop July 10-14, 2017, at California State University Long Beach.
iwitness / Tuesday, June 20, 2017
While students across America enjoy their summer vacation, the education department at USC Shoah Foundation is busily making major new features to its award-winning IWitness educational website for educators and their students that will be ready by the time school resumes in the fall.
iwitness / Friday, June 23, 2017
In this series, we take a closer look at the new features and resources coming to IWitness in time for the 2017-2018 school year.
iwitness, lala, iwitness360 / Friday, June 30, 2017
IWitness launched a new portal, Student Leaders, in June, dedicated to providing student leaders with testimony-based resources to help foster inclusivity and acceptance on college campuses.
iwitness / Thursday, July 20, 2017
IWitness was a featured component of three training sessions hosted by the Holocaust Educators Network (HEN) this month.
iwitness / Thursday, July 27, 2017
IWitness is enhancing its cloud-based video-editing service starting Aug. 1.
iwitness, back to school / Friday, July 28, 2017
Testimonies from the Visual History Archive’s newest collection have been added to IWitness in time for the upcoming school year along with a Mini Quest multimedia activity.
CATT, iwitness, anti-semitism, antiSemitism / Friday, August 11, 2017
Much of the content is geared toward addressing some of the many conflicts that came to light during and in the wake of the neo-Nazi, white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 15, 2017, such as the importance of speaking out against hate, promoting tolerance and acceptance, and embracing diversity.
back to school, iwitness, iwitness university / Friday, August 18, 2017
Longtime Visual History Archive user Professor Therkel Straede took his use of testimony one step further last semester by giving his students an assignment to construct their own videos in IWitness, with inspiring results.
iwitness / Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Continuing its partnership with USC Shoah Foundation, The Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) education staff have authored an IWitness activity introducing students to the challenges faced by Holocaust refugees, titled “Walter Loebenburg: Refugee Experiences During the Holocaust.”
iwitness, IWitness activity, florida / Thursday, August 31, 2017
Over a dozen new multimedia activities in a variety of languages have been published on IWitness in time for the new school year.
IWitness activity, iwitness / Friday, September 8, 2017
“Pastrami, Tacos, Burgers: Continuity and Change in Boyle Heights” is now published on IWitness, incorporating Holocaust survivor testimony clips into a guided walk through the historic immigrant community of Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.
iwitness, iwalk, Los Angeles / Wednesday, September 13, 2017
IWitness has implemented the first phase of its expansion of the IWitness website's search capabilities.
iwitness / Friday, September 22, 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.
iwitness, webinar, stronger than hate, professional development, education / Thursday, September 21, 2017
Visitors will find exciting ways to prepare, teach, and connect with Echoes & Reflections with expanded features throughout.
echoes and reflections, iwitness / Monday, September 18, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation staff and partners will present the Visual History Archive and IWitness at a seminar and conference in Central Europe next week.
Prague, budapest, iwitness, seminar, conference / Monday, September 25, 2017
The international Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) awarded IWitness its Seal of Alignment for Proficiency after a rigorous review process, marking five years that IWitness has been approved by ISTE.
iste, iwitness / Saturday, September 30, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation is announcing the release of Lala, a virtual reality film and educational resource that tells the true story of a dog that brightened the lives of a family interned by the Nazis in a ghetto in Poland during the Holocaust.
iwitness, lala, virtual reality / Monday, October 2, 2017
As news continues to develop about the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, educators can draw on resources from USC Shoah Foundation to help humanize the struggles faced by young immigrants throughout history.
stronger than hate, iwitness / Thursday, October 5, 2017
A new Video Building Activity, “The Power of Propaganda,” and a Mini Quest, “The Rights of Children,” have been published on IWitness. Each activity is also aligned with the Echoes & Reflections units on Antisemitism and The Children and Legacies Beyond the Holocaust, respectively.
iwitness, echoes and reflections / Friday, October 6, 2017
After a semester-long study of Holocaust survivor narratives, four students in Professor Therkel Straede’s class at the University of Southern Denmark presented the short videos they made in IWitness to an audience of faculty, students and members of the public.
iwitness, Denmark / Monday, October 30, 2017
Kori Street is Educator-in-Residence at Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre’s Holocaust Education Week
Street will lead presentations and workshops throughout the week-long event, which this year is centered on the post-Holocaust period and the specific events, or “pivotal moments,” that have shaped our understanding of the Holocaust.
education, iwitness, New Dimensions in Testimony / Thursday, November 2, 2017
From Oct. 24-26 at the USC Shoah Foundation office in Los Angeles, education staff guided the attendees through methodologies of building testimony-based educational content in IWitness and discussed plans and expectations for each institution moving forward.
fafg, chile, Guatemala, iwitness, education / Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Librarians from New York City schools will have the opportunity to learn about IWitness at their 2017 annual fall conference on November 14.
iwitness / Friday, November 10, 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
Five members of the educational nonprofit started working with USC Shoah Foundation education staff last week to develop resources in IWitness for Panamanian students and teachers.
iwitness, panama / Friday, November 17, 2017
The critically acclaimed 2017 Hungarian film 1945 is the subject of a new English-language IWitness activity, 1945 – Homecoming.
iwitness / Thursday, November 30, 2017