Teach the Teachers

    After transitioning online for the 2020-21 academic year, the Teach the Teachers professional development series served dozens of classrooms around the globe, reaching over 100 educators from 16 different countries and 19 U.S. states, including Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.

    Catch-up on all the sessions below!


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



    You Are What You Watch:
    Fostering Empathy In Students Through Documentary



    Between Truth & Reality:
    Promoting Media Literacy in the Documentary Age



    As Good As New:
    Using Documentary to Freshen Up Stale Concepts

    About Teach the Teachers

    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.

    The 2021Teach the Teachers professional development series is generously provided by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Julie Morris, and Alan Teasley.

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

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