Teach the Teachers

    Applications for the 2020 Teach the Teachers are now closed.

    Key 2020 program dates:

    March 17 – Orientation

    April 2-5 – 23rd Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    April 30 – Post-festival meeting

    Teach the Teachers is open to any middle or high school instructor within the Durham Public School system. 

    Since 2011, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has run the enormously successful free documentary literacy program Teach the Teachers, which allows six Durham educators to attend the festival free of charge. These education professionals watch and discuss films, learn to use documentary to facilitate a deeper understanding of curriculum, and apply the principles set forth in John Golden’s book Reading in the Reel World: Teaching Documentaries and Other Nonfiction Texts (National Council of Teachers of English, 2006).

    Each teacher receives educational credit for completed work, and the cost of their substitutes is provided by Full Frame to place as little financial burden on the schools as possible.

    For questions, please contact education@fullframefest.org or 919.433.4100.

    Teach the Teachers is generously supported by Alan Teasley and the Michael Hershfield and Susan Rosenthal Family Fund.

    Support the Teach the Teachers program and educators in Durham with a tax-deductible donation today:

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