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Upcoming Webinar Series offered by Facing History and Ourselves

facing history logoExplore Facing History themes & topics in live, interactive, facilitated online learning events. Features such as two-way audio, multi-point video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, rich media, and breakout rooms allow Facing History staff & scholars to engage with participants with the benefits of a traditional classroom in a virtual setting. All sessions are recorded for those who cannot attend the live event.

Here’s the available spring line up of free webinars:

Choices in Little Rock Web Tour | Tuesday, March 26 · 8 p.m. EDT
Join Facing History Program Associate for Technology K.C. Kourtz and participants of our “Choices in Little Rock” online course on a guided tour of facinghistory.org. Discover new resources and learn where to find the resources explored in the “Choices in Little Rock” course, that will help bring American civil rights history to your classroom.

Holocaust and Human Behavior Web Tour | Monday, April 1 · 8 p.m. EDT
Join Facing History Program Associate for Technology K.C. Kourtz and participants in the “Holocaust and Human Behavior” online course on a guided tour of facinghistory.org. Discover new resources and learn where to find resources explored in the “Holocaust and Human Behavior” course, that will help bring the history of the Holocaust to your classroom.

Survivor Testimony in the Classroom | Thursday, April 4 · 8 p.m. EDT
Join Facing History Program Associate for Technology K.C. Kourtz for a tour of Facing History’s online survivor testimony pages and learn how to use these resources with students. Participants will discover materials and strategies for preparing students for a survivor classroom visit.

Choices in Little Rock and the Common Core State Standards |
Wednesday, April 10 · 8 p.m. EDT
Join Facing History Program Associate Daniel Braunfeld as he explores with online course participants how “Choices in Little Rock” resources and teaching strategies align with the Common Core State Standards.

Holocaust and Human Behavior and the Common Core State Standards | Thursday, April 11 · 8 p.m. EDT
Join Facing History Senior Program Associate Jocelyn Stanton as she explores with online seminar participants how “Holocaust and Human Behavior” resources and teaching strategies align with the Common Core State Standards.

According to its website, Facing History engages nearly two million students annually through its network of more than 29,000 educators around the world and reaches the public and the broader educational market through community events and extensive online resources.

Free PD on June 7th at The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center in St. Louis

The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, Gateway Media Literacy Partners (Cooperating School Districts is an institutional member of GMLP), The Missouri Council for Social Studies, and Big Picture Instructional Design present a free professional development workshop on the film The Last Survivor. The purpose of The Last Survivor is for viewers to learn from past mistakes, and to reflect upon how they respond to similar issues today. The film follows the survivors of four genocides and mass atrocities-  The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo. It is a story dignity and hope.

The free event on June 7th takes place at The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center at 12 Millstone Campus Drive in St. Louis, Missouri. From 3-6:30 p.m., participants are invited to screen the film and discuss it amongst the group. In addition, a Holocaust Survivor will be in attendance and will take questions from the audience. Classroom-ready materials will be shared. Also, participants will also receive a copy of the documentary itself.

While this event- in just one month- has no cost, but space is limited, so you must register if you’d like to attend. The film screening & discussion, along with the materials distributed, are focused for educators who teach 7th grade and up (but any educator who is interested can register). Send any inquiries about the film itself or screening here.

The Last Survivor Professional Development Workshop

Hosted by The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, Gateway Media Literacy Partners (Cooperating School Districts is an institutional member of GMLP), The Missouri Council for Social Studies, and Big Picture Instructional Design is a free professional development workshop on the film The Last Survivor on June 7th. The film follows the survivors of four genocides and mass atrocities-  The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo. The purpose of the film is for viewers to learning from the mistakes of the past in order to inform how we, an an international community, respond to similar issues today.

The event in June takes place at The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center at 12 Millstone Campus Drive in St. Louis, Missouri. From 3-6:30 p.m., participants are invited to screen the film and discuss it amongst the group. In addition, a Holocaust Survivor will be in attendance and will take questions from the audience. Lastly, classroom-ready materials will be shared with the educators.

While this event is free, space is limited (only 100 people can attend), so you must register if you’d like to attend. The film screening & discussion, along with the materials distributed, are focused for educators who teach 7th grade and up. Send any inquiries about the film itself or screening here.

Survivors of the Holocaust Videoconference

Tim Gore from HEC-TV LIVE! interviewed Holocaust survivors Wednesday.

We had a group from Incarnate Word Academy view the HEC-TV LIVE! videoconference from Cooperating School Districts yesterday afternoon. The topic: interviewing survivors in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  One student from a Missouri school asked a survivor being interviewed if he had ever seen Adolf Hitler in person, and he replied no, not in person. He shared he had heard Hitler on the radio and seen him in newsreels. He also said there was an occasion when Hitler was being driven down his street and the interviewee, just a child, hid from the motorcade.

What a great learning experience for the videoconference participants!

HEC-TV Live! Presents Survivor Stories of the Holocaust

HEC-TV Live! Presents Survivor Stories of the Holocaust

Dates:  January 26, 2011
Times: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT or 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CT
Grade Levels: 7-12
Cost:  NO CHARGE

What was it like to be a Jew in Europe prior to World War II?  How was your life different from non-Jews?  What did you know about the regime in Nazi Germany and what happened to you as a result of its rule?  What was it like to be sent away from your parents on the Kindertransport or to stay in your home country and be taken away to a concentration camp? What was life like in the camps? What did it mean to be liberated?  For this very special videoconference, take your study of World War II and the Holocaust to individuals who lived through them.  Ask these questions and more as you interact with Holocaust survivors.

Our focus in this interactive videoconference will not be exploring the historic details of World War II or the Holocaust, but it will be to provide students the rare and important opportunity to speak directly with those who lived during that time and survived to share their experiences with others. This program will come live from the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis. The program will also include information about resources available through the Center.

Register for this videoconference no later than January 19. MOREnet will bridge the event.