4/7-8: Liberation75 Student Education Days

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Liberation75's Student Education Days are running from April 7-8, 2021, beginning at 6am PST on April 7!

Liberation75 has brought together over 15 of the world's leading Holocaust education organizations, including USC Shoah Foundation, to teach your students the important lessons of the Holocaust.

USC Shoah Foundation's events are listed below. Registration and the full schedule are available here.

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April 7​

Grades 6-7: Cultivating Resilience: Mindful Explorations with Testimony

Mary Anna Noveck, USC Shoah Foundation

10:45am - 11:45am PT ​​

The stories of survivors, witnesses, and liberators of the Holocaust provides us the opportunity to not only learn about history, but also to reflect on how we can discover our own inner-strength and ability to overcome difficult situations. Join us for this special session featuring USC Shoah Foundations' Dimensions in Testimony interactive biographies, which allows participants to ask questions that prompt real time responses from the pre-recorded video testimony of Holocaust Survivor, Pinchas Gutter. ​​

Mary Anna Noveck is a passionate educator with extensive knowledge of research-based practices in the field of education pedagogy at the kindergarten - university level . She began her long tenure in public education working in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District for 24 years as an elementary classroom teacher and school leader. Mary Anna earned her B.A. in Communications from Stephens College, her M.Ed. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Global Executive Ed.D. from the University of Southern California. ​


Grades 6-12: ASK MAX: Join the World Premiere Beta Test of "Dimensions in Testimony" with Holocaust Survivor, Max Eisen

Kia Hays, USC Shoah Foundation & Max Eisen, Holocaust Survivor

11:30am - 12:15pm ​​PT

Participate in the World Premiere of Toronto-based Holocaust survivor Max Eisen's interactive Dimensions in Testimony interview from USC Shoah Foundation. During this session, you and your students will be able to ask questions directly to Max's testimony, and the questions you ask will improve the AI (artificial intelligence) system behind it. ​

April 8

Grades 6-12: ASK MAX: Join the World Premiere Beta Test of "Dimensions in Testimony" with Holocaust Survivor, Max Eisen

Anne Kelly, USC Shoah Foundation & Max Eisen, Holocaust Survivor

11:30am - 12:15pm ​​PT

Participate in the World Premiere of Toronto-based Holocaust survivor Max Eisen's interactive Dimensions in Testimony interview from USC Shoah Foundation. During this session, you and your students will be able to ask questions directly to Max's testimony, and the questions you ask will improve the AI (artificial intelligence) system behind it. ​


Grades 8-9: Reflecting on Resilience and Perseverance through Testimony

Sedda Antekelian, USC Shoah Foundation

10:45am - 11:45am PT ​

The stories of survivors, witnesses, and liberators of the Holocaust provides us the opportunity to not only learn about history, but also to reflect on how we foster our own resilience and persevere our goals. Join us for this special session featuring USC Shoah Foundations' Dimensions in Testimony interactive biographies which allows participants to ask questions that prompt real time responses from the pre-recorded video testimony of Holocaust Survivor, Pinchas Gutter. ​​

Sedda Antekelian develops educational content, programming and community partnerships utilizing Armenian Genocide testimony collections. Sedda received her B.A. in History and Humanities from Loyola Marymount University, Master of Arts in Teaching from UC Irvine, and holds a Single-Subject teaching credential in Social-Science and Art History. Sedda has well-rounded experience working within diverse educational spheres, including the traditional classroom, museum education, online curriculum development and project-based learning. Additionally, Sedda is also a dedicated volunteer within the Los Angeles Armenian community. ​


Grades 10-12: Reflecting on Resilience and Perseverance through Testimony

Lesly Culp, USC Shoah Foundation

10:45am - 11:45am PT ​

The stories of survivors, witnesses, and liberators of the Holocaust provides us the opportunity to not only learn about history, but also to reflect on how we foster our own resilience and persevere our goals. Join us for this special session featuring USC Shoah Foundations' Dimensions in Testimony interactive biographies which allows participants to ask questions that prompt real time responses from the pre-recorded video testimony of Holocaust Survivor, Pinchas Gutter. ​

Lesly Culp is the Head of Educational Programs at USC Shoah Foundation. She leads testimony-based educational programs: content development, professional development and student engagement. She leverages her 25 years of educational experiences to inform the design and development of digital resources and to collaborate with international partners. She earned both her B.A. in English, and her M.A. in Education from the University of Southern California and is a National Board-Certified educator.

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