Dominican University's School of Education will host a screening of the documentary film Mitchell 20: Teacher Quality is the Answer on Tuesday, February 5, at 6 p.m. in the Lund Auditorium on Dominican's Main Campus, 7900 West Division Street, River Forest.
The film follows 20 elementary school teachers who set out on a journey toward improving the quality of their teaching at the Mitchell School, located in one of Phoenix's most impoverished neighborhoods. Over three years, the Mitchell 20 attempt National Board Certification, a grueling program that is the most accurate measure of our teacher effectiveness in relation to student achievement.
Narrated by Edward James Olmos, Mitchell 20 was named Best Educational Documentary at the 2012 New York International Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a discussion panel featuring several faculty members from the School of Education and is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the School of Education at (708) 524-6921 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor’s degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences and master’s degrees through the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Brennan School of Business, the School of Education, the Graduate School of Social Work and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. The university also offers a doctoral degree in library and information science. In the 2013 issue of America’s Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dominican University in the top 20 of Midwest master’s level universities. The magazine also ranked Dominican as one of three Great Schools at a Great Price in Illinois.