As an educator, I always strive to challenge my students, and to help them develop their wit, knowledge, and humanity.
I am very proud my school plans to embrace the IWitness Video Challenge.
“During the 20th Anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar winning film, Schindler’s List, the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education is sponsoring the IWitness Video Challenge. The Institute invites students from all over North America to be inspired by the voices in IWitness, to use their innovation and creativity to create positive value in their communities by doing something ordinary (or extraordinary), and then asks them to build a video telling the story about how they contributed to making their communities a better place.”
I used to work at the Shoah Foundation, and now, as a teacher, I incorporate IWitness into my work because it’s a valuable tool for learning, teaching, digital storytelling.
I cannot wait to see how my students make the world a better place through the projects they design for the IWitness Video Challenge. I hope many schools encourage their students to enter. In my book, all the participants will be winners.