Tuesday, September 10, 2013

"The New Public" screening and discussion

Please mark your calendars for an exciting opportunity: 
On Wednesday, October 30th, 5:30 – 8:00pm the secondary education program/ DTE will host a screening of a new education documentary with the filmmaker, Jyllian Gunther:  

In the film, The New Public (http://www.thenewpublicmovie.com) filmmaker Jyllian Gunther followed a brand new experimental Brooklyn public high school in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City through its first four years to see how its unorthodox – and highly creative – approach to educating would impact students, and to tell the story of their first graduating class. What she ended up with was a documentary that, through the prism of one school, tells the story of countless urban schools in underserved communities around the country. The film’s honest and informative look at the day-to-day challenges of creating successes in urban schools has resonated deeply with educators. (Columbia Teachers College felt so strongly about the film and its realistic look at public education, they're now creating a curriculum so the film can be used as a training tool for pre-service teachers).

Please join us (and consider bringing your classes!) for the film screening (approx. 90 minutes) followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and area educators about the issues the film raises. 

A preview of the film is available to any faculty interested in viewing it.

Location and further details of the event will follow.  Please let me know if you plan to bring your class or if you have other questions!