As many states are adopting the National Common Core State Standards (NCCSS), education in America is experiencing a paradigm shift. The focus of classroom lessons must move toward skills-based learning that assesses the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills of the NCCSS to ensure that students are ready for college and their future careers.
Revolutionizing Social Studies One Classroom at a Time
The Museum of Broadcast Communications is at the forefront of revolutionizingeducation in America with the new Docufest Program.
Over the past three years, the planning, designing, and implementation of Docufest has shown measurable improvements in a variety of areas, including the ACT Reading Test. Over the last two years through a limited implementation of Docufest, we have not only observed increased standardized test scores across the ability spectrum but also an increase in student engagement. Along with the work being accomplished internally, MBC is also working directly with national education organizations (including Discovery Education) to ensure that our educational practices and resources can be used by schools and students all over the nation.Please join the Museum of Broadcast Communications in our effort to revolutionize education in America, one classroom at a time.
In addition to his role as a high school teacher, Doug also teaches college-level education courses to future teachers. Doug has chosen to bring his years of success and experience to the Museumof Broadcast Communications in order to design and implement the new Docufest, a new educational program with the goal of revolutionizing social studies education in America.
For his successes in increasing student achievement, Doug has earned several awards and recognitions. Most recently, Doug was invited to speak this past summer on the subject of improving student achievement through social studies at the State Standards in College and Career Readiness Conference in Orlando, Florida.
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Meet our Education Director.
Doug Fowler is an award-winning high school social studies teacher from the Chicagoland area. Doug’s passion throughout his entire career in education has been to increase the academic achievement of his students. Beginning in May 2011, Doug began working with several of his colleagues to design a revolutionary way to teach United States history to middle/high school students.