July 12 2013
Project Ed is embarking on a new collaboration with Participant Media. Participant Media is a film and television production company whose work continuously inspires. The project aims to highlight the importance of teachers in all of our lives. The collaboration has inspired a new contest for creators to reimagine the world without teachers. Sounds a little crazy, right? Without teachers in our lives, how would we all become who we are today?
Participant is no newcomer to this challenge. Their documentary, TEACH, is all about the power of great teachers to overcome challenges inside and outside the classroom walls. Teachers are on the front lines of affecting change; they motivate and inspire young people to become more than they could ever imagine. Yet despite the potential of great teachers to impact our future, the very profession of teaching is at risk. Teachers are increasingly underpaid and underappreciated. And, as a result, nearly 50% of teachers leave the profession within the first five years.
That’s where you, creators, come in. It’s up to you to create videos that show just how different the world would look if great teaching was lost—a world without teachers. Submissions should show how losing our teachers could impact the economy, the government, the arts, and the world, as a whole. Create a short film, two minutes or less, that inspires a student to become a teacher, and you could win $1000.
To learn more and enter the contest, go to www.ProjectEd.com/TEACH. DEADLINE: March 30, 2015
Original Post/ ProjectEdBlog
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