From where will the next wave of new schoolteachers for our children emerge? For a real-world perspective of the manpower challenges the US educational system faces, check out TEACH, a 35-minute FLV-based film/teacher recruitment piece directed by Davis Guggenheim, which chronicles four new schoolteachers’ first year in some of the toughest schools in the country. TEACH is a followup to Guggenheim’s Peabody-winning documentary “The First Year”, on the same subject. Delivered via streaming Flash Video, developers Robert Reinhardt and Snow Dowd of [theMAKERS] took great pains to assure the video playback was a smooth and consistent experience- fantastic use of the format (and a great documentary/subject). Enjoy!
February 22, 2006