The JBFC is committed to promoting literacy for the 21st century. One way we advance these goals is by increasing exposure to our ten media literacy concepts, explored in-depth in our Image, Sound, and Storycurriculum. Although we encourage educators to participate in our Image, | more »
On December 3, JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas, Director of Education Emily Keating, and Senior Faculty Member Aaron Mace traveled to New Orleans for an Image, Sound, and Story professional development workshop with three ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy schools, part of the | more »
This past Thursday, December 8 at 6pm, the JBFC Education Department proudly hosted a live webinar on the National Writing Project’s online portal for educators, Educator Innovator. JBFC staff, including Director of Education Emily Keating, Director of Curriculum Brady Shoemaker, | more »
As part of ourinvolvement in Turnaround Arts, an initiative of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the JBFC's Education Department was honored to participate in Turnaround Art's Leadership Camp in the Summer of 2015. While there, our team members proudly | more »
Many students are used to viewing a film uncritically. To them, the techniques filmmakers use appear to be magic and often invisible.
I don’t know exactly when the idea came to me and why it came so late but as a classroom English teacher and writing instructor, I am always trying | more »
Image, Sound, and Story is a professional development program preparing teachers in grades 5-10 to integrate viewing and creating media into their classroom culture and literacy instruction. The curriculum will eventually | more »
In many ways, this feels like the second in a series- a follow up to a post I wrote last July that shared my experience representing the JBFC at the Turnaround Arts National Leadership Retreat in Airlie, VA. But it’s not the type of sequel that requires having read or seen the | more »
All week long educators have been discussing, viewing, making, and rethinking media. Each of the strands in our Summer Teachers Institutehave beendesigned to be immersive but to also leave room for interpretation. So what does that interpretation look like in a classroom setting? | more »
If we were to poll public perception on the phrase “school reform,” it’s likely to elicit pessimistic, cynical responses. High stakes testing, teacher evaluation, and new standards represent the majority of the disparaging accounts we read and hear about.
The JBFC had a unique | more »
The latest newsletter for the Mount Pleasant Central School District includes a great write-up on the JBFC's classroom curriculum, Image, Sound, and Story. This past school year a handful of educators throughout Westchester County have been incorporating the curriculum in their | more »