Teaching Op-Docs: Finding Ideas for Documentaries
"Where do you get ideas for documentaries?" is the number one question I have received through comments and conversations over the years. Here are some starting points to consider.
Next on POV: 'The Learning'
POV's 24th season on PBS continues Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, with the U.S. broadcast premiere of The Learning, the story of four Filipino women who reluctantly leave their families and schools to teach in Baltimore.
Doc Soup: Politics and the Message of “The Principal Story”
Education is a hot-button issue, both politically and personally. But I still couldn’t believe the reaction to President Obama‘s Back-to-School speech two weeks ago. Right-wing zealots raging about how it should be boycotted? School districts in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin actually complying and boycotting the broadcast of the speech? The […]
PBS Teachers Live Webinar: Transforming Schools
PBS Teachers and Classroom 2.0 are delighted to have PBS producers and educators join them to share POV’s The Principal Story in a live webinar on Tuesday, September 1 from 8 to 9 pm ET. The film paints two dramatic portraits of the challenges facing America’s public schools and the great difference a dedicated principal […]
Doc Soup: When Children Are the Subjects of Docs
I often get this conflicted feeling when I watch a documentary about children, like this week’s POV broadcast of Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go: I am immediately concerned that the subjects are being exploited in some way, since they’re not really able to decide for themselves whether or not they want to be involved […]