About This Product
This collection addresses basics such as effective teaching methods and classroom management as well as best practices for use of technology, application of standards, overcoming the challenges of special needs students, understanding legal and ethical issues, and more. Ideal for aspiring educators who want to learn not only how to teach a curriculum, but also how to help mold young people into healthy, confident, prepared citizens.
This collection is available as a single-subject collection or as part of the Films On Demand Master Academic Video Package.
- School: The Story of American Public Education – a four-hour series narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep that weaves archival footage, rare interviews, and on-site coverage into an unprecedented portrait of public education in America.
- How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop—Understanding Learning Disabilities – the classic workshop led by learning disabilities expert Richard D. Lavoie, vividly illustrating how LD students face F.A.T.: frustration, anxiety, and tension.
- Integrating ESL Students into the Classroom – a priceless resource for teachers of any subject that presents concrete information and advice that can be used to better teach—and reach— English-language learners.
- Teaching Diverse Learners – winner of the Broadcast Education Association Award of Excellence, a two-part series demonstrating how experienced educators have mastered the challenges that come with teaching high-needs students.
- Multiple titles on Jean Piaget and his theories of cognitive development in children.
- Internet Research and Information Literacy: Effective Strategies and Cautionary Tales – a three-part media literacy series on the best practices for applying academic standards and scholarly research methods to the rapidly evolving online world—with episodes on basic and advanced search, recognizing propaganda and bias, and plagiarism in the era of Wikipedia.
- Special Needs Students in Regular Classrooms? Sean’s Story – the classic ABC News production about an eight-year-old boy with Down syndrome who was part of a battle over “inclusion”—placing mentally or physically challenged students in regular classrooms.
- Why We Drop Out: A Video Bridge Dialogue between Youth, Teachers, and Administrators – outlines a unique process that allows participants on each level of the educational ladder to contribute to a personal and structural understanding of the many factors that derail students from graduating.
- Indian School: Stories of Survival – combines archival materials with present-day interviews to document the inhumane system of “Indian Schools” that aimed to erase Native American culture and “civilize” the continent’s indigenous people.
- Class Act: Jay W. Jensen and the Future of Arts Education in America—Educator’s Edition – an award-winning documentary from the executive producers of Super Size Me that examines the deplorable atrophy of arts education in America by contrasting the crisis with the story of one very dedicated, inspiring high school drama teacher: Jay W. Jensen. Celebrity alumni and arts education thought leaders weigh in.
- A Global Roll Call: The Need for Education Worldwide – a multiple-award-winning three-part series from Wide Angle that examines gaps in educational opportunities that trap children in poverty, deny girls the right to learn, and prevent developing countries from advancing.
All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For classwork viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption. Titles within the collection are sorted across distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.
- Unlimited access from your computer/laptop, tablet, or phone—on campus or off
- Create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
- Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
- Upload the proprietary digital video content you already own and use (like lectures, seminars, etc.) to the platform
- Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
- New videos added at no additional cost
- Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and LMSs such as D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and others
- Public performance rights and no copyright infringement
- Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material