Free Film Screening: Angst

May 4, 2023 at 6 PM CST

Register now for a free screening of Angst, a documentary to raise awareness around anxiety.

Teaching Channel has teamed up with iMPACTFUL to offer educators and administrators a free screening of the film, Angst, bringing more voices to the forefront during national Mental Health Awareness Month. Focused on starting a global conversation, Angst aims to raise awareness about anxiety.

This film screening will provide not only resources, strategies, and tools, but also inspiration, solutions, and hope.

“This hopeful and inspiring film has helped over 2 million people around the world, weaving in the personal stories of those suffering with expert perspectives, who break down what’s going on, how to deal with it, and how to help others. Michael Phelps shares his own anxiety story, proving that anxiety can affect everyone, and there is no shame in asking for help. For many, watching Angst has been a catalyst for changing their lives for the better.”  –

Following the screening, join us for a short panel discussion with the filmmaker, Scilla Andreen, education consultant, Dr. Valerie Nyberg, and Director of Professional Programs at Teaching Channel, Keely Keller.

Join us May 4, 2023 @ 6 pm CST for a virtual screening and panel discussion of the documentary, Angst!

Each person planning to view the screening must register.

Watch the Trailer

Scilla Andreen

Scilla Andreen

Scilla Andreen is an award-winning Producer, Director, Emmy nominated Costume Designer, Author, CEO & Co-Founder of IndieFlix Group Inc., a global, streaming and offline screening distribution service that focuses on content for a purpose. Her work has been covered by such publications as The New York Times, and Good Morning America to the South China Morning Post. She’s produced and/or distributed social impact films, Nevertheless, Screenagers, Angst, and Empowerment Project. Scilla directed and distributed two feature documentaries; one about the impact of social media on our lives, LIKE (2019), and the other about cyber-bullying, The Upstanders (2020), which shares stories about resilience and the power of connection to end bullying. Scilla is Included in Screen International’s Women to Watch, Variety’s Women’s Impact Report and PSBJ Women of Influence. She is a popular speaker at Sundance, Cannes, CES, SXSW, BeBold and Women in Film. Scilla is also the Founder of IF Foundation.

Dr. Valerie Nyberg

Dr. Valerie Nyberg was a Washington state trained high school ELA teacher and is also an Iowa certified school administrator. She’s been both an associate principal and principal at high schools in Iowa. She was the first African American and first female to hold the lead principal position in a leading district in Iowa.  In 2019, she earned the School Administrator’s of Iowa, Secondary Associate Principal of the Year (APOY).

In January 2022, Dr. Nyberg launched her education consulting business, Liminal Education Consultant. Liminal offers professional development services to support client goals ranging from awareness-building to promoting organizational trauma-informed, restorative, diversity-related results. Currently, Dr. Nyberg works part time as an adjunct professor for Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa as well as for Alder Graduate School of Education located in Redwood City, California. She teaches courses on Identity, Teaching Diverse Students in Diverse Settings, and about Child and Adolescent Learning Theory. 

Dr. Nyberg holds a Ph.D. in teaching and learning and an administrator certification (Education Leadership MA)  from the University of Iowa, as well as a MA in English and B.Ed. in English and Communication from Western Washington University.  As a survivor of numerous traumatic experiences throughout her childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, Dr. Nyberg is foremost concerned with breaking the patterns and cycles of abuse and providing educators and students with hope and a positive outlook for the future. 

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Keely Keller

Keely Keller holds a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from St. Cloud State University and a Master of Arts in Education from Hamline University. Keely is certified in three special education categories and holds both a Director of Special Education and a Principal License. Throughout her teaching career, Keely served students with special needs and subsequently served as a Special Education Coordinator in a suburban Minnesota school district. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Keely joined Learners Edge in 2016 and has developed numerous courses, trainings, and content pieces on a variety of topics in support of educators. Currently, Keely serves as the Director of Professional Programs for Teaching Channel.

A 'Teacher Favorite' Course on Anxiety

Course 5102 | 3 Credits | Gr. K-12+

Mental health professionals are shining a light on the pervasiveness of anxiety, highlighting the need for increased awareness and attention to this issue. Young people are notably affected: anxiety affects 1 in 5 children, and 70% of teens say that anxiety is a major problem facing their age group.
This course will give educational professionals the tools they need to support students who have anxiety, including foundational knowledge about anxiety, its symptoms, and a look at Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Utilizing clips from the documentary, Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, participants will complete the course with ready to implement strategies for teaching coping skills, ideas for accommodations, and considerations for tools and processes to support students who have anxiety.

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