By Emily Keating, Director of Education & Paige Grand Pré, Education Communications Associate07.25.17
The JBFC was thrilled and honored to participate in the Turnaround Arts Leadership Retreat for the third year in a row last month. Turnaround Arts, a program under the stewardship of the Kennedy Center, is a national initiative to invigorate and revitalize the lowest-performing schools in the country through arts instruction and integration.
The JBFC is the only media arts partner of Turnaround Arts, and once again Director of Education Emily Keating and Senior Faculty Member Aaron Mace presented a workshop on "viewing and doing," which highlighted elements of our Image, Sound, and Story media arts curriculum. Our JBFC staff members were joined by Laura Shanteler, a middle school ELA teacher at the ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy in New Orleans who has led work across the ReNEW network to integrate media arts as a daily routine for her ELA colleagues and classrooms. Laura inspired all participants by modeling how the JBFC’s View Now Do Nows can reach even the most reluctant readers and writers.
We are eternally grateful for the support of Tunaround Arts and look forward to years of a continued, fruitful partnership. To learn more about how the JBFC’s partnership with Turnaround Arts leads to enhanced opportunities for students around the country, check out our blog post on Created Equal: Image, Sound, and Story, a teacher's perspective on using Image, Sound and Story in the classroom, or Image, Sound, and Story professional development in New Orleans.
Want to know more about our Image, Sound, and Story media arts curriculum and professional development program for grades 3—10? Check out full details on our website HERE. If you’d like to bring the power of “viewing and doing” into your classroom, we invite you to explore current professional development initiatives on our Schools & Teachers website HERE.