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Teaching: The Next Generation

Length: 27 mins
Categories: Radio & TV, Documentaries

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Publisher's Summary

In conversations about the use of technology in schools, what you'll often hear is: Once we have a cadre of young teachers and administrators who've grown up with technology, computer use in schools will take off. This program examines that premise by following a young teacher, Brian Mason (7th grade American History) as he begins his second year in the classroom. The program also explores Mr. Mason's approach to teaching by testing his theories about "what works" against the opinions of education experts.

The Soundprint documentary series features the best work of top radio producers. The award winning documentaries are renowned for drawing the listener into the story with compelling interviews, authentic voices and rich sound. From memoirs to science, health and popular culture, Soundprint creates a powerful experience the listener will not soon forget. “Teaching: The Next Generation” is part of Soundprint mini-series called The Education Connection, supported in part by the U.S. Department of Education. The series examines the early introduction of technology into the classroom. Here are some other documentaries in the series:

“After Graduation: Meeting Special Needs” Produced by: Alyne Ellis

“Building Blocks” Produced by: Judith Kampfner

“Classroom Cool: Training Teachers to Use Technology” Produced by: William Drummond

“Click Here for College” Produced by: Richard Paul

“Digital Equity” Produced by: Kathy Baron

“The Enabled Classroom” Produced by: Alyne Ellis

“The Magic Box” Produced by: Richard Paul

“Web of Letters” Produced by: Gemma Hooley


Soundprint Executive Producer: Moira Rankin

Technical Director: Anna Maria de Freitas

Audio Engineer: Jared Weissbrot

Associate Producer: Katie Gott

Production Assistant: Jessica Phillips

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