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CBS special to feature Idaho teacher in primetime program

August 26, 2013, 2:07 pm
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The CBS Television Network recently announced that “TEACH,” a two-hour primetime special hosted and narrated by Queen Latifah, will premier on Friday, September 6, at 8 p.m. The film is a special presentation from Academy Award-winning documentarian Davis Guggenheim.

The program will hold special significance for many members of the NNU community, as one of the four teachers to be profiled on the national production will be Kuna Middle School math teacher Shelby Harris, who is a pilot teacher in the Khan Academy program.

“The Khan Academy programs are actually what prompted Davis Guggenheim to get in touch with us,” explained Dr. Eric Kellerer, who directs the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at NNU, and is the project manager for Idaho’s Khan Academy pilot program through the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation. Guggenheim was interested in how the Khan Academy story could be involved in this piece, and it was NNU personnel from the Center for Innovation who helped to coordinate many of the details that went into the selection, scheduling, preparation and production of the segment that features Ms. Harris.

“Although NNU won’t figure prominently in the actual documentary, it came together because of the work of folks here at the University. Kuna is a significant partner with us in many endeavors and their celebration of this moment will be community wide,” said Dr. Paula Kellerer.

Special thanks go to both Eric and Paula Kellerer who will receive credits at the end of the program’s airing for their roles in coordinating the Idaho portion.

View the trailer for the CBS special “TEACH” by visiting www.takepart.com/teach, and tune in on Friday evening to see and share in some of the great things that are currently happening in the world of Idaho education


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