IWitness – Incorporating Holocaust and Genocide Studies Into History Curriculum
At this professional learning opportunity, teachers will learn how to use the resources and activities located on the IWitness website developed by USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. The website provides teachers with access and guided exploration to 1,467 full life histories, testimonies of survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust, and other genocides to use in their social studies/history curriculum.
IWitness brings the human stories of the Institute’s Visual History Archive to teachers and their students via engaging multimedia-learning activities. Participants will learn how to navigate the free website, and incorporate the videos and activities into their Illinois State mandated Holocaust and Genocide studies (105ILCS 5/27-20.3). The IWitness educational website is designed to be participatory, academic and student-driven while addressing the ELA Common Core State Standards (WHST 6, 7, & 8), and the International Society for Technology in Education standards, among others. This professional learning opportunity is aligned to the CPS Framework for Teaching, Components 1a, 1b, 3c, and 4d. Example
Attendees must bring a laptop, digital notebook, or other Wi-Fi enabled and video streaming device.
In order to receive 3.5 ISBE PD Hours, participants must provide their IEIN number and be in attendance for the entire session.