Apologies for cross-posting. Hope you and your students can
join us for this inspiring videoconference project!
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Are your students ready to
STAND UP, SPEAK OUT and LEND A HAND against extremism and hunger?
You are the Messengers to a Time I Will Not See:
A Conversation with Gerda Weissmann Klein Videoconference
December 10, 2009 * 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
Supporting Your Students in their Service Learning Projects
Teacher Workshop Videoconference
January 21, 2010 * 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET
Student Service Learning Projects
December – March
Service Project Celebration
Student Sharing Videoconference Event
March 24, 2010 * 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Students/Classes will be assigned to a 50 minute interactive period during this
TARGET AUDIENCE: Grades 7-12
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION:
- MAGPI Members: Interested MAGPI members
must have H.323 videoconference capabilities.
- Non-MAGPI Members: Non-MAGPI members must be
connected to their high-speed research and education network and have
H.323 videoconference capabilities.
MORE INFORMATION/REGISTRATION: http://www.magpi.net/Community/Programs/Stand-Speak-Out-Lend-Hand
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 24, 2009
In the winter of 1945, on the day of her liberation from six years of Nazi rule,
Gerda Weissmann clung to life at the end of a 350-mile death march. She weighed
68 pounds, her hair had turned white, and she had not had a bath in three
years. She survived with courage, grace and dignity.
Gerda Weissmann Klein, renowned motivational speaker and Holocaust survivor,
teaches each one of us about tolerance, understanding and making a difference.
Gerda Klein’s spirit helped her survive six years under Nazi rule;
through her story, and her unique perspective, she continues to help each one
of us to understand the dangers of hate and extremism.
Students involved in STAND UP. SPEAK OUT. LEND A HAND will hear from Gerda
during a special interactive videoconference event and then embark upon their
own service learning projects. Each participating school will be tasked with
designing and implementing a service learning project that combats social
issues in their community.
In order to maintain an on-going dialogue over the course of the project, each
class will create a wiki page and posting bi-weekly updates on their projects.
Once a month, schools will be assigned a partner class who will review and
comment on their wiki page (and vice versa). Students will then reconvene
via videoconference to share their service learning projects with the Klein
Foundation during a celebratory "Project Collaboration
Videoconference" in March. We will break schools into smaller groups for
project sharing to encourage dialogue among students!
It's a three-month service learning challenge. Are your students ready to
STAND UP, SPEAK OUT, and LEND A HAND against extremism and hunger?
MAGPI is pleased to partner with The Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation to
bring you this program.
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