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    • When the School Doors Closed: Voices of Empathy and Resilience

      Award-winning documentarian Lee Hirsch explores the crucial role of educators in the lives of students and families during the Covid-19 crisis through this mini-series.

       

      Episode 3: Supporting Students: Advice From Students to Teachers

      What’s working, and what’s not, in the shift to remote learning? What do students need to feel to be successful right now? In this short film, hear from students who break down their concerns in the reality they face as they hope to stay engaged and connected to their learning amidst a global pandemic.

      Episode 2: Educators as First Responders

      How can schools come out of the pandemic better than they were before? In this short film, educators from XQ schools reflect on their roles as “first responders” in addressing inequities brought to the forefront by the crisis and serving students who need support.

      Episode 1: Take a Stand For Students

      What commitments are educators making—to themselves and to others—to attend to students’ wellbeing in this difficult time? When many of the traditional structures of school disappear, what matters most? Teachers and school leaders in XQ schools explore what they’re experiencing as educators during Covid-19 school closures with filmmaker Lee Hirsch.

       

      Lee Hirsch


      Lee Hirsch is an award-winning documentarian whose work includes the feature documentary Bully. Believing in the importance of the cause, Hirsch began a social media campaign on bullying and worked tirelessly to support grassroots movements to raise awareness, providing screenings of the film for kids and parents across the country, and pushing for national legislation. Lee has worked with XQ since 2015 to capture the journeys of the XQ schools.

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