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The Power of the Story summer workshop in San Francisco

Claire Kiefer Education Associate at Voice of Witness

AMPLIFYING UNHEARD VOICES:
THE POWER OF THE STORY
Summer 2012 Workshop
Dates: July 16-19
Times: 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $450
This unique 4-day training will highlight the power of personal
narrative and provide educators with the tools to conduct oral
history projects in their classrooms and communities. Workshop
participants will engage in an interactive process that introduces
the skills, ethics and social significance of creating oral history,
as exemplified by Voice of Witness and other leading practitioners in the field.
DURING THE TRAINING, PARTICIPANTS WILL:
s Conduct and share an oral history interview
s Explore various media in relation to “amplifying” oral
history narratives
s Hone transcribing and editing skills
s Read and discuss narratives from the Voice of Witness
book series
s Work in small groups to create oral history lesson plans
s Work with members of the Voice of Witness staff and
prominent local oral history educators
The training is geared towards new and experienced teachers
alike, and is particularly useful for teachers of history, the
humanities and the arts.
Amplifying Unheard Voices aligns with several Common Core
Curricular Standards, particularly in the areas of Reading History,
Speaking and Listening, and Writing, in addition to promoting
cultural competency and vital literacy and media skills.

email claire.kiefer@voiceofwitness.com if interested in registration or scholarships

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