The J. A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation is proud to announce that a national spotlight will shine on an Idaho teacher and her students when a Participant Media Pivot Original show airs on CBS September 6.
“TEACH”, directed by Academy Award®-winning director Davis Guggenheim, follows, Kuna Middle School math teacher Shelby Harris and three other teachers — Matt Johnson, a 4th grade teacher at McGlone Elementary in Denver; Joel Laguna, a 10th grade AP World History teacher at Garfield High in Los Angeles; and Lindsay Chinn, a 9thgrade algebra teacher at MLK Early College in Denver — as they navigate the ups and downs of a school year.
The 90-minute movie, hosted by Queen Latifah, follows Harris’s journey as she implements the Khan Academy in Idaho pilot in her 7th grade math class.
Khan Academy in Idaho, a J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation initiative, is the nation’s first statewide implementation of Khan Academy and includes 48 schools across Idaho, more than 230 teachers and nearly 13,000 students. The pilot is sponsored by the Albertson Foundation in partnership with Northwest Nazarene University and Khan Academy, the free internationally recognized online learning leader. The Albertson Foundation provided $1.5 million in grants for technology, training and technical assistance for the pilot. The Foundation also provided funding for the movie.
The film depicts several months in Harris’s class where she and her students use Khan Academy’s student-focused learning tools.
I hope you’ll tune-in to this moving documentary on Friday, September 6 at 7 PM mountain time on your local CBS affiliate.
For more information about “TEACH” and the Khan Academy in Idaho pilot, to to www.KhanIdaho.org.