Teachers tell their storiesby Penelope Starr on Mar. 22, 2012, under Arts, community
On Saturday, March 31 from 5 – to 5:45 p.m. at the Women’s Plaza outside Centennial Hall on the UA campus, Tucson teachers will share stories about life in the trenches, what made them want to become teachers, significant moments in their teaching careers, and experiences with influential teachers.
“Tales of Tucson Teachers” is a free UApresents Patio Performance pre-show event before the ticketed Ben Vereen: “Thanks for the Memory.” The Ben Vereen performance is a fundraiser for the UApresents Education and Outreach programs and a celebration of teachers in our community.
The series consists of two to four-minute pieces modeled after the highly successful NPR StoryCorps. These conversational segments feature teachers, students, superintendents, business leaders and parents in a range of combinations. They emphasize the high levels of professionalism that teachers bring to the classrooms, the amazing programs at the University of Arizona that are benefiting area classrooms, and the alchemy between teachers and students that is part of how students learn.
Segments are produced by Arizona Public Media’s Jim Blackwood, Sr. In addition, the Host of Arizona Spotlight, Mark McLemore, contributes to the quality and success of the segments.
Come celebrate teachers and their stories!