"On Tuesday at Durand Middle School, cameras were trained on a teacher professional development session and then on individual teachers as they were interviewed by a director at the Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development, a national educational organization that is making the documentary.
The film crew, scheduled to set up lights and cameras in classrooms Wednesday, will return throughout the school year to capture the district’s progress on film.
“This has developed into a national project we’re involved in,” Durand Superintendent Cindy Weber said at the middle school Tuesday. “They’re using our district as a model.”The idea behind the documentary is to show how one school district is embracing a challenge districts across the country may soon take on: implementing national core curriculum standards in order to better prepare students for college and careers.
“We want to show other schools how this district tackled integrating common core standards into their curriculum,” Cary Goldweber, executive producer for the Virginia-based ASCD, which publishes educational books and magazines, and produces educational videos."