Documentaries with a point of view

PBS Teachers Webinar

PBS Teachers and Classroom 2.0 were 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 can make. The film takes the viewer along for an emotional ride and examines what effective educational leadership looks like in the 21st century.

PBS Teachers’ special guests during the webinar included: Kerry Purcell (pictured right), one of the principals featured in the film; David Mrazek, one of the filmmakers; and Eliza Licht, director of community engagement and education, POV/American Documentary. Speakers discussed the making of the film, the critical work involved in transforming schools and the wide array of high-quality educational resources available from POV.

If you missed the live webinar held earlier this month, you can still listen to the entire presentation online. Visit: http://www.pbs.org/teachers/webinar