Free Viewing of Documentary Featuring UI Alumna and Queen Latifah

Thursday, November 14 2013

MOSCOW, Idaho – Nov. 1, 2013 – The public is invited to a free viewing of the documentary “Teach” at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The film highlights University of Idaho alumna Shelby Harris, a middle school teacher in Kuna, Idaho.

The documentary features hostess Queen Latifah and directed by award-winning Davis Guggenheim, who is best known for “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Waiting for Superman,” as well as TV series “Numb3rs,” “Deadwood” and “NYPD Blue.”

The special, originally broadcast before a national audience on CBS, follows four public school teachers for a year to give an insider’s look into the teaching profession and inform and engage students and recent graduates as they consider career choices. University of Idaho College of Education alumna Shelby Harris, a middle school teacher in Kuna, Idaho, was among those featured in the special. Harris, along with producer Yoav Shahar will be among the special guests on a panel discussion prior to the showing.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and a panel discussion starts at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The documentary will be shown at 7:30 p.m.

Harris, who teaches seventh-and eighth-grade math at Kuna Middle School, caught the attention of the director through her involvement in the nation’s first statewide implementation of the Khan Academy in Idaho pilot project with financial backing from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. Khan Academy is an online tutorial site where Idaho students can utilize the technology to learn new concepts in the classroom and allow teachers to offer more one-on-one instructions.

To reserve tickets, go to The special showing is co-sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Education, Washington State University College of Education and the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.

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