Teach the Teachers

    Teach the Teachers

    Applications for the 2021 Teach the Teachers program will open early next year.

    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:

    Virtual Professional Development

    In May of 2020, Full Frame held the organization’s first virtual Teach the Teacher’s event. With over 60 registrations across 7 states and Puerto Rico, the professional development opportunity was a great success.

    Information on the virtual program is below. If you would like to be notified of future professional development programs, please contact us at info@fullframefest.org.

    Turn On, Tune In, and Engage: How to Use Documentary in the Classroom

    In this digital professional development – led by Davis Harper, a teacher at Hillside New Tech, with help from alumni of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s Teach the Teachers professional development program – teachers will learn some simple but effective tactics for incorporating documentary into their curriculum, no matter your subject or grade level. Many students are already watching these docs on Netflix or Hulu, so why not adapt their interests to fit our own – and teach them how to actively engage with documentary in the process? 

    Teachers will also gain access to a Google Drive trove of curriculum resources that teachers have already created around documentary, as well as have a chance to trade ideas and potential titles with peers right there during the meeting!

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