SIU Extended Campus, WSIU to Present Free Film Screening Event on Sept 22

Sep 13, 2016

Sal Khan of the Khan Academy speaks at TED Talks: Education Revolution, The Town Hall.
Credit Ryan Lash/TED

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Beth Spezia, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-5595,

Karla Berry, Director, SIU Center for Teaching Excellence, (618) 453-5493,

Grant Miller, Associate Professor, SIU Curriculum & Instruction, and Director, Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Resources, (618) 453-4250,

SIU Extended Campus and WSIU to Present Free Film Screening & Discussion on Thu, Sept 22; Featured Film: TED Talks: Education Revolution

Professional Development Credit Available for K-12 Educators

Carbondale, Ill. – The SIU Extended Campus, in partnership with WSIU Public Broadcasting, will present a free screening and discussion of TED Talks: Education Revolution, the second film in the 2016-17 Community Cinema film series. The event will be held on Thursday, September 22 at 4pm in WSIU-TV Studio A on the SIU Carbondale Campus, Room 1065 in the Communications Building, 1100 Lincoln Drive.

The film explores innovative approaches to education presented by speakers Anna Deavere Smith and Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, and covers topics such as the school-to-prison pipeline, the impact of micromanaging kids, and how to help struggling students become scholars.

A discussion about the film’s themes will follow the screening. Karla Berry, Director of the SIU Center for Teaching Excellence, and Grant Miller, Associate Professor, SIU Curriculum & Instruction, and Director, Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Resources, will lead a discussion about local educational issues, including online teaching and learning.

Professional development credits are available for K-12 educators who participate in this event. For details, contact event co-host, Dr. Kathy Smith, Conference Coordinator for SIU Extended Campus, at (618) 453-3430 or

Public parking is available in SIU Lots 40 and 46 off Chautauqua Street on the southwest side of the SIU Communications Building. Please enter through the McLeod Theater door on the south side of the building. Follow signs to get to the WSIU-TV Studio on the ground floor.

For more information about Community Cinema, contact Beth Spezia at WSIU at (618) 453-5595,

About WSIU Public Broadcasting

WSIU Public Broadcasting is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus. The WSIU stations reach more than three million people across five states and beyond through three digital public television channels, three public radio stations, a radio information service, a website, and an education and community outreach department.

WSIU's mission is to improve the quality of life of the people they serve. The WSIU stations partner with other community organizations to promote positive change and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Learn more and get the latest station news online at and on WSIU's Facebook and Twitter pages.

WSIU's programs and services are partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

About SIU Extended Campus

SIU Extended Campus extends the educational, cultural, and physical resources of SIU Carbondale beyond its traditional campus via online courses, certifications, and undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more at

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