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  1. ITVS Joins Leading Bay Area Media Groups to Celebrate Teachers

    September 19, 2011

    This past month, over 100 media-savy educators attended the first Bay Area Media Innovators in  Education event in San Francisco. The event was co-hosted by ITVS, KQED, BAVC, and the San Francisco Film Society.At a time when school budgets are tight, it is rare for teachers to get treated to wine, gourmet treats, and free media content. But ITVS and four

  2. And the Best. Teacher. Ever! is ... drumroll, please...

    June 29, 2011

    ITVS Community Classroom announces the Audience Winner for our educator contest.Well, it was not easy. We received moving stories from around the country about teachers who go the extra mile to illuminate young minds. Teachers like Beatrice Pfaff, an American Sign Language Instructor in Indianapolis who inspires her students to overcome the isolation

  3. A Deadline and an Honorary Entry for the Best. Teacher. EVER. Contest.

    May 26, 2011

    As a reminder to submit your nominations for our Best. Teacher. EVER! contest, we thought we'd share a nomination from ITVS Managing Editor Brooke Shelby Biggs. As a staff member, Brooke can't compete for the Kindle or other cool prizes, but we thought her description of her kindergarten teacher, Ms. Sharon Janulaw, was worth sharing. Don't forget to send

  4. Nominate the Teacher Who Influenced You Most

    May 20, 2011

    Teacher Appreciation Week may be over, but there is still time to nominate your favorite educator to win a chance at a Kindle, a DVD copy of the widely acclaimed film Pushing the Elephant, and other cool prizes. Send us your nomination no later than next Monday, May 23rd for consideration. We'll announce the top five later that week, and let the world decide the

  5. New Lesson Plans Arrive for Pushing the Elephant

    April 6, 2011

    ITVS Community Classroom announces the launch of an exciting new resource for teachers, NGOs and youth serving organizations, based on Pushing the Elephant, which aired last week on Independent Lens. This powerful family portrait is set against the wider drama of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. When civil war came to Rose Mapendo’s Congolese