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November 29, 2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST

A Conversation with Steven Spielberg: Using Schindler’s List in the Classroom


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A Conversation with Steven Spielberg: Using Schindler’s List in the Classroom


November 29, 2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST






1 hour


Good for Parents
Grade Level Grades K-12, Professional Development

About This Webinar

How can we apply the lessons of the film Schindler's List toward standing up to hatred in our own communities? How do you engage students in conversations around racism, antisemitism and other forms of hatred?

Join AFT President Randi Weingarten, Laura Tavares with Facing History and Ourselves, and the National Council for the Social Studies for a conversation with Steven Spielberg, the Oscar-winning director of Schindler’s List. To commemorate the 25th anniversary and re-release of the film, Mr. Spielberg will discuss the legacy of Schindler’s List, its impact on Holocaust education, and the importance of responding to hatred in our communities today.
During this free webinar, we will also share:
  • Reflections from Schindler’s list survivor Rena Finder
  • Effective strategies to prepare students to be thoughtful, emotionally engaged viewers of the film
  • Lesson ideas to connect this historical moment to contemporary events

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Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg
American filmmaker

Laura Tavares

Laura Tavares
Program Director, Organizational Learning and Thought Leadership
Facing History and Ourselves

Laura Tavares is the Program Director for Organizational Learning and Thought Leadership at Facing History and Ourselves, where she oversees professional development for teachers, mentors and coaches program staff on new scholarship and pedagogy, and develops educational resources. She speaks at conferences and writes about history, current events and education for publications including the New York Times and Social Education. Laura joined the staff in 2005 after several years teaching history and literature at the Spence School in New York City and the Dana Hall School in Wellesley MA. She is also a faculty member at Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero summer institutes. Laura graduated from Wellesley College and received graduate degrees in literature and history from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

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SML Member

RANDI WEINGARTEN is president of the 1.7 million-member AFT, AFL-CIO, which represents teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and staff; nurses and other healthcare professionals; local, state and federal government employees; and early childhood educators. The AFT champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for students, their families and communities. The AFT and its members advance these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through members’ work.

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Director of Share My Lesson, AFT

Kelly Carmichael Booz oversees the AFT PreK-12 online resources serving 2.1 million educators on the AFT's, the AFT's E-Learning professional development platform, and the production and dissemination of PreK-12 publication for the AFT's 1.7 million members. Kelly was appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Standards of Learning Innovation Committee to evaluate the Virginia accountability and assessment systems. Kelly was elected to the Alexandria City School Board in 2012 and served on the Board from 2013-2015. For her work in the community, she was named Alexandria, Virginia's Chamber of Commerce 40 under 40 in 2017.

Working in various civic education capacities, Kelly serves on the Board of Directors for Virginia Civics, which promotes constitutional literacy, critical thinking, and civic engagement, empowering the next generation of leaders in Virginia. Previously, Kelly served as Director of Civic Education at James Madison’s Montpelier and as Manager of Teacher Programs at Alexandria’s Close Up Foundation.

Kelly has a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia a B.A. from Carleton College.




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Event ID 1884148 - A Conversation with Steven Spielberg- Using Schindler_s List in the Classroom.pdf

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9 Reviews
Retrospectively Relevant
Excellent! Hauntingly relevant watching this in retrospect from mid-March 2022.
March 21, 2022
April 07, 2020
What a great webinar!
July 01, 2019
Good to know that intelligence, caring, compassion, and empathy still exist in our society. Let us all reflect these values.
December 01, 2018
November 30, 2018