In the US, May 7 is National Teacher Day, thanks to the work of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who first persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day in 1953. It’s a day set aside to honor the difficult and important work teachers do each and every day – something we like to celebrate every day here at Daily Edventures. (Of course, we have something even more special planned for National Teacher Day, so watch this space…)
This year, the Teacher Salary Project, headed by Daily Edventures alum Ninive Calegari, is making it possible for anyone to host a screening of their film, American Teacher, on Tuesday, May 7 or at any other time. They recently announced a partnership with Tugg, an online platform that works with filmmakers and their distributors throughout the country to make films available for screenings at local theaters and community spaces. Tugg is an Internet-based platform that enables community members to bring the movies they want to see to their local theaters or community spaces. It’s like crowdsourcing coupled with event planning.
If you are interested in planning a screening at a local theater or community space, please visit the American Teacher page on Tugg’s website. From there, you can create an event in your community and begin selling tickets. Spread the word, invite teachers, families, and community members; honor local teachers, schools, and educators; or even use your screening as a community fundraiser.