Teachers to hear Shoah Foundation expert at in-service

A Holocaust education teacher in-service, “Digital Literacies and Holocaust Education: Teaching the Holocaust with Video Testimonial,” will be held Thursday, Sept. 20 at the University of Arizona College of Education,1430 E. 2nd St., in the Kiva Auditorium.

The program, which will feature Sheila Hansen, the lead trainer of the USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness project, will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m., but registration and the bookstore will open at 4 p.m. IWitness is an online application that gives educators and students access to more than 1,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses

“This is the first time we have partnered with the USC Shoah Foundation on a teacher workshop. We are excited about the potential for bringing in new teachers who might be drawn to the digital literacy emphasis of this program,” says Bryan Davis, director of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Holocaust Education Resource Center.

The in-service is a program of the Holocaust Education and Commemoration Project, which is a joint effort of the JFSA and the Jewish History Museum.

The cost is $15 for teachers and $10 for students. Continuing education credits are available. To register, contact Jane Scott at jscott@jfsa.org or 577-9393, ext. 114.

For more information, contact Davis at 577-9393, ext. 124 or bdavis@jfsa.org.