5:00 PM

A Conversation About Education: “Stressed Brains Can’t Learn”
Join Teach Plus Indianapolis, WFYI, and The Indianapolis Public Library for a screening of the education documentary Paper Tigers, a film that captures the pain, danger, beauty, and hopes of struggling teens - and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing lives for the better. The Paper Tigers viewing and discussion panel will be the 30th in the series of WFYI and the Public Library's ongoing Converations About Education, a initiative focused on bringing together community members and organizations to discuss issues affecting education in our city and across the nation. In collaboration with the work of Teach Plus on teacher leadership and as a part of the American Graduate Initiative, this event will be a great opportunity to engage with people from sectors all across Indianapolis and dialogue about improving education for Indianapolis students. By deep diving into adverse chilhood experiences (ACES) and the impact of toxic stress, we hope to bring light to this topic and brainstorm how we can better support struggling students and the teachers working with them. The documentary film, directed by James Redford and Executive Produced by Karen Pritzker, will be shown Wednesday, April 27th at Clowes Auditorium in the Central Public Library (40 E. St. Clair Street). The doors will open at 5:00pm with the film starting at 5:30pm. Following the film, we'll engage in a conversation with experts in the world of education, familiar with the impacts of trauma and toxic stress on struggling teens.

Apr. 27, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Indianapolis Central Public Library - Clowes Auditorium - 40 E. St. Clair Street


Rachel E Hathaway