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Happy New Year from the Education Department!

Happy 2019! We’re thrilled to be starting a new year with so many exciting things on the horizon.

Courses @ the Lab

Registration is open for Winter/Spring programs for kids, teens, and adults. Learners of all ages and experience levels can find the right fit for them, with a wide | more »


Classroom to Screening Room Special Event: RBG

Last week, we welcomed high school students from Pleasantville High School, Peekskill High School, and White Plains High School to a Classroom to Screening Room Special Event screening of the documentary RBG, a delightful and surprising portrait of an extraordinary woman and an | more »


Teacher Reflections on Image, Sound, and Story

High school ELA teacher Patrick Taylor attended the JBFCImage, Sound, and StoryTeacher Professional Development last month. Here is his reflection on the professional development experience and the impact the curriculum is already having in his classroom.

It is difficult to know | more »


Classroom to Screening Room Special Event: Science Fair

Last week we welcomed high school students from Ossining High School, Pawling High School, and Yorktown High School for a Classroom to Screening Room Special Event of Science Fair. This documentary follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate | more »


Community Partners Week: A Finale to Summer @ the Lab!

During the week of August 13, local community organizations brought 4th and 5th grade students to the JBFC Media Arts Lab for an exciting day of animation and filmmaking.

Groups from WestHab, Ossining Children's Center, and the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester | more »


Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute

This summer’s Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute was an inspiring three days of learning, sharing, and media exploration. 24 teachers gained the training and resources they need to bring viewing and creating media into their classrooms.

The days were divided between | more »


Cinemania Student Critic Review - Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs is a 2018 animated film directed by Wes Anderson, who uses great elements of the country’s language and culture to create a fraught sense of unfamiliarity in the characters throughout the movie. The film is mainly set in Japan. It’s about a 12-year old boy who seeks | more »


Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute

Teachers of grades 3-12 are invited to join us for the Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute. This three-day/18 hour, summer professional development program prepares teachers to lead instruction for the first three projects of the Image, Sound, and Story curriculum: "Image," | more »


High School Student Critic Review: Shea on The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner is a 2017 animated film about Parvana, a young girl in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan whose father is unjustly arrested, so she must dress as a boy to support her family while they try to find and save her father from prison. The film is directed by Nora Twomey, | more »


High School Student Critic Review - The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey, tells the interesting story of Parvana and her life in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Living in poverty, Parvana and her injured father frequent the market to sell what little they have. Despite their living conditions, the family is | more »