You can see an Idaho teacher, featured in a film by an award-winning director, during a showing at one of Idaho’s premier theaters.
The movie “Teach” will be shown Oct. 2 at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise. Doors open at 6 p.m. The movie follows Kuna Middle School math teacher Shelby Harris and three other teachers from around the country for a year and documents the education system through their eyes.
Academy Award winning director Davis Guggenheim and Harris are scheduled to attend the showing.
“Teach” is Guggenheim’s third documentary on education in America, and focuses on the question, “What does it take to be a teacher?”
The event is free, but you must register online at khanidaho.org. The event is sponsored by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. (Disclaimer: Idaho Education News is funded by a grant from the Albertson Foundation).
State department hires regional coordinators
The Idaho Legislature appropriated $3.75 million for 2013-14, to allow the department to deliver professional development to schools and districts. The state organized a focus group of educators to guide spending. Based on feedback, a majority of this funding is being spent on regional support in mathematics, English language arts and literacy.
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The regional coordinators are all educators with experience in the classroom and their subject areas. Click here for a list of regional coordinators and their contact information.