Catalyst: ELL teaching programs

“Catalyst” examines the iTeach ELL program that is developing strategies for Arizona teachers to better help young students who are learning English as their second language.

In this segment:

Melanie Baca, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU
Viridiana Benitez, ASU psychology professor
Sarah Saltmarsh, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

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Investigate one of the greatest moral dilemmas of the 21st century

In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler miraculously escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp and fled through Nazi-occupied Poland to find refuge in Žilina, Slovakia, where they connected with the Jewish Underground. Once safe, they recounted what they left behind. Their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the Holocaust to the outside world, describing in forensic detail the gas chambers and the full extent of the Nazi extermination program.

'Plate & Pour' season 2 premieres Jan. 30

'Independent Lens' tells unforgettable stories about people and history

The Emmy Award-winning anthology series featuring unforgettable people, communities and moments in history returns to Arizona PBS on Mondays at 9 p.m. starting Oct. 28.