WHERE WE STAND: America’s Schools in the 21st Century, premiering
Monday, September 15, 2008 at 10 p.m. on PBS, presents a frank
evaluation of our educational system’s strengths and weaknesses.
Hosted by Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent for The NewsHour with
Jim Lehrer, the documentary will visit schools throughout Ohio, an
important swing state that represents a range of socioeconomic and
geographic school districts. The program will feature schools in urban
Cincinnati, suburban Columbus, and rural Belpre.
See http://pbs.org for local listing times.
But there’s more! Educators from around the nation are going to gather on Thursday of next week to discuss the documentary in Second Life. Kevin writes:
As a fitting follow-up activity, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) will be hosting a free â€œEducatorâ€™s Socialâ€ in Second Life on Thursday, September 18th at 9:00 pm Eastern (6:00 pm Pacific). Educators from around the country (and the world) will gather at ISTEâ€™s Second Life Island â€œCampfire Areaâ€ (http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/213/150/22) to discuss the documentary. Iâ€™ll be moderating one of the discussion groups but there will be several others. If you have a Second Life avatar, please consider joining us!