The film explores challenges faced by teachers, along with opportunities for improving the profession and supporting educators. Created by Tucson Values Teachers, TEACHING IN ARIZONA brings to life the issue of teacher recruitment and retention by telling the personal stories of three teachers in public schools in Arizona.
The event is free, but registration is required, due to limited space.
For more information about the film, visit TeachinginArizonaFilm.org.
WHY: Arizona is facing a significant teacher shortage, with more than 2,000 unfilled positions this past academic year alone. There are a number of reasons why teachers leave the classroom including pay, working conditions, and a perceived lack of respect and public support. Now is the time to bring Arizonans together to advance a shared vision for education that includes supporting our teachers and schools.
MORE: The Teaching in Arizona documentary is being screened throughout the state. To see when a screening near you will take place please go to www.teachinginarizonafilm.org/see-the-film/
- 11/1: Buena High School in Sierra Vista (registration link)
- 11/10: Junior League of Tucson (private screening)
- 11/13: Heritage Center at Papago Park in Phoenix
- 12/2: Bisbee Royale Theater
- 12/5: STEMAZing Workshop at UA (private screening)
- 2/7: City Center for Collaborative Learning in Tucson
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WHO: Expect More Arizona is a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan education advocacy organization working to ensure every child receives an excellent education every step of the way. For more information visit ExpectMoreArizona.org.
Tucson Values Teachers (TVT) is a business-education partnership that is dedicated to raising the economic standing and respect levels for teachers across Southern Arizona. TVT’s mission is to attract and retain the highest quality teachers through programs that invest, respect and reward all teachers. The organization recognizes that the economic health of the region is directly tied to teacher quality and is committed to creating an education-first community. For more information, visit tucsonvaluesteachers.org.