When the Institute sent teams around the world to gather video testimony from survivors and eyewitnesses of the Holocaust, more than 2,500 Australians came forward. Nearly 20 years later, the Institute is once again in Australia; this time, the focus is on students. In partnership with Education Services Australia Limited (ESA), the Institute is exploring the possibility of integrating its award-winning website IWitness (currently in beta) into the Australian national curriculum. About IWitness
iwitness, education, australia, kori street / Monday, October 29, 2012
A USC Shoah Foundation evaluation consultant discusses the positive effects IWitness had on students who piloted the program from February to April 2011.
iwitness, echoes and reflections, evaluation / Monday, October 21, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation’s director of education, Kori Street, will give two presentations this week in Montreal.
kori street, canada, presentation, lecture, iwitness / Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Amy Carnes, USC Shoah Foundation associate director of education - evaluation and scholarship, traveled to Chicago last week to observe and evaluate IWitness in action.
iwitness, evaluation / Thursday, November 7, 2013
The Haverford School and Main Line Reform Temple – Beth Elohim will host workshops for teachers and students to learn about IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation’s educational website that uses testimony to teach via engaging multimedia-learning activities.
iwitness, education, workshop, kori street / Monday, November 18, 2013
French educators are attending a Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century workshop today and tomorrow to learn about IWitness and using testimony in the classroom.
france, teaching with testimony for the 21st century, teacher training, iwitness / Sunday, December 8, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation is excited to announce the upcoming launch of the tablet-compatible version of its award-winning educational website IWitness. Educators and students can search, watch and engage with the testimonies in IWitness on their iPads or tablet devices after January 6, 2014. IWitness activities can also be assigned and worked on with a tablet, although video editing will need to be done on a Flash-enabled device (laptop, desktop, etc).
iwitness, technology, ipad / Thursday, December 19, 2013
Executive director Stephen Smith highlights just a few of USC Shoah Foundation's 2013 achievements.
Stephen Smith, 2013, nanjing, iwitness, problems without passports, visual history archive / Friday, December 20, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the tablet-compatible version of its award-winning educational website IWitness.
iwitness, free technology for teachers, technology / Tuesday, January 7, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation added a new country and language to the Visual History Archive and surpassed 20,000 IWitness users in the last quarter of 2013.
iwitness, visual history archive, statistics, nanjing, educator, student / Wednesday, January 15, 2014
When a select group of eight high school students learn about the Holocaust and genocide each year as part of the Manovill Holocaust History Fellowship at Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ (JFCS) Holocaust Center in San Francisco, they turn to IWitness to create one of the biggest projects of the fellowship.
JFCS, Holocaust education, iwitness / Monday, February 3, 2014
The first in-classroom pilot of IWitness in Rwanda will take place next week at Kagarama Secondary School in Kigali.
iwitness, rwanda, kigali, kigali genocide memorial / Thursday, February 6, 2014
President Paul Kagame visited USC Shoah Foundation on Wednesday to learn more about the Institute’s work linking testimony, technology and education.
rwanda, president, paul kagame, Stephen Smith, iwitness, rpep / Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Twenty years since its founding, the USC Shoah Foundation maintains a vibrant presence in the Czech Republic to educate the next generation about genocide and tolerance through the use of its Holocaust survivor testimonies.
Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, czech, Martin Smok, teaching with testimony for the 21st century, iwitness, Prague / Thursday, February 13, 2014
In time for February’s Olympic Games and Black History Month, two new activities have been published to IWitness, each dealing with racism in different contexts.
iwitness, racism, olympics, leon bass, Agnes Adachi, katsugo miho, margaret lambert / Thursday, February 20, 2014
They do their work for IWitness all over the country, but this weekend the IWitness regional consultants came together for a seminar at the USC Shoah Foundation.
iwitness, Michelle Clark, brandon barr, liz bommarito, regional consultants / Monday, March 3, 2014
A class of 10th graders at High Tech High North County in San Marcos, Calif., experienced IWitness for the first time in a pilot of the newest IWitness activity "1936 Olympics: Race, Politics and Civil Rights."
iwitness, IWitness activity, pilot / Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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
Students and teachers can commemorate April’s Genocide Awareness Month and the 20th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda by completing two new IWitness activities.
iwitness, IWitness activity, rwandan genocide witness, rwandan survivor / Monday, March 31, 2014
A special delegation of staff and supporters of the USC Shoah Foundation arrived in Rwanda yesterday to begin a weeklong mission to learn about the Institute’s work in Rwanda, reinforce their commitment, and share the experience with others.
rwanda, mission, Stephen Smith, kim simon, iwitness, aegis / Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Students using IWitness can now explore nearly 1,000 historical documents, photographs, publications and video testimonies to contextualize their learning about the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
genocide archive rwanda, rwanda, iwitness / Wednesday, April 16, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation has embarked on a partnership with Windward School - its first partner school in Los Angeles - to introduce Windward's teachers to the methodology of teaching with testimony and to integrate testimony-based educational activities into the school's curriculum.
partner, partnership, Los Angeles, iwitness / Friday, April 18, 2014
The newest activity in IWitness provides students with an opportunity to learn about the ill-fated voyage of the MS St. Louis in 1939.
iwitness, st. louis / Friday, May 2, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s education staff have published an article revealing IWitness’s profound effect on high school students around the world in an annual publication by UNESCO.
iwitness, article / Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Liz Bommarito, USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness regional consultant based in New York, introduced her colleagues at Midwood High School to IWitness at a presentation today.
iwitness, liz bommarito, regional consultants / Thursday, June 5, 2014
Two years into USC Shoah Foundation and Kigali Genocide Memorial’s IWitness in Rwanda project, hundreds of students and teachers across Rwanda have been exposed to IWitness and talks are underway to incorporate it into the national curriculum.
iwitness, rwanda, education, teacher training, pilot / Monday, June 16, 2014
Educators attending the International Society for Technology in Education (ITSE) Conference and Expo this weekend will explore IWitness at an interactive “playground” – a showcase awarded to select educational resources.
iwitness / Friday, June 27, 2014
Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation, presented USC Shoah Foundation’s educational work at the 9th annual International Conference on Holocaust Education at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem this week.
Stephen Smith, yad vashem, iwitness, echoes and reflections / Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has paved the way for better Wi-Fi in schools by modernizing its E-Rate program, the nation’s largest program for supporting communications technology in schools and libraries.
iwitness / Monday, July 14, 2014
Young people working to promote peace in Rwanda as part of the Aegis Trust Youth Champion program are turning to IWitness to aid in their projects.
iwitness, aegis, rwanda / Wednesday, July 23, 2014