The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles was the exciting location for the 10th American Graduate Teacher Town Hall of the 2011-2012 school year. PBS SoCal hosted the event in the dazzling interactive space, and Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour moderated the conversation. Special guests and panelists included Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Pat Harrison, President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum.
The PBS SoCal Teacher Town Hall theme aligned with the GRAMMY Museum’s mission of using music as a gateway to learning, inspiration, creativity, and critical thinking. Teachers discussed the importance of an Arts education, the need to utilize online classrooms to engage students and promote academic success, and much more. The evening event was a wonderful way to wrap up the American Graduate Teacher Town Hall tour that has inspired and motivated hundreds of teachers across the country. To view photos from the event, click on the thumbnails below: