America in Class Webinar Series
The National Humanities Center is proud to launch the 2017-2018 America in Class webinar series with an exclusive streaming event of Teacher of the Year, a new documentary that offers a poignant look at the teaching profession through the eyes of North Carolina high school social studies teacher Angie Scoli. More than simply a first-person look at the rewards and challenges of teaching, the film also asks us to consider the ways that our culture and media expects educators to be either “heroes” or “hacks”—and the struggle for our teaching faculty to find the right balance in their lives. This film will create instant conversation and discussion around the goals and challenges facing our teaching faculty—and can serve as an ideal start to the next academic year.
You can view a trailer of the documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MO-cWEYnNk
Starting on June 1, you can register for a code that gives you access to the full length documentary for a 48-hour window. You will also be registered to attend a panel discussion of the film scheduled for August 2 that will feature address the central themes of teacher support and professional growth. Confirmed panelists are:
- Fay Gore, Section Chief, K-12 Social Studies, North Carolina Department of Instruction (Raleigh, NC)
- Stacey Greer, Director of the History Project, UC- Davis (Davis, CA)
- Joe Schmidt, Social Studies Specialist, Greater Manhattan New York Public Schools (New York, NY)
- Todd Wigginton, Director of Instruction, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Board of Directors - National Council for History Education (Nashville, TN)
We will also make available a school or site license to showcase the film with your faculty, your school administration, your parent and advocacy groups, and with anyone in your community who values education.
Register for your viewing today using this link:
Posted: June 27, 2017
Tagged: News of the Profession