Tagged: Karolina Manko

Little Pieces. Big Pictures.

As our annual Summer Teachers Institute turns 10 this year, we welcomed over 50 pre-K- 12 educators to spend a week with us having experiences as learners themselves, and providing pathways for them to reflect on their role as teachers. This year’s themes will include | more »


Turnaround: Arts

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 »


24 Hours to Make a Movie

Today, we ready our filmmaking troops to take on one of the hardest, toughest, and most brutal of JBFC challenges. No, I'm not talking about buying a Friday-night movie ticket to a new release. I'm talking about making a movie in twenty-four hours!

This evening kicks off theBurns | more »


From Pleasantville to Curaçao

Over the last several years, a Pace University documentary production class has taken students off campus to study environmental issues and gain filmmaking experience. This year’s class went to Curaçao, a small island with a big conservation problem. Located off the northern | more »


An Open Love-Letter to Teachers

This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week! Here at the JBFC we work closely with a lot of classroom educators in schools throughout Westchester County. Although their jobs are rigorous and demanding, they never cease to amaze us with their creativity and willingness to go | more »


May 2015 News & Events

From the Burns Film Challenge to a special event with young adult author Julia Mata, May offers a host of opportunities for students, teachers, teens and families. To get updates sent directly to your inbox, sign up for our monthly education newsletter. Here are the highlights of | more »


Happy Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day, check out this great animated film created by fourth grade students in our Minds in Motion program.

The celebration continues this evening with a screening of Planetary, a feature documentary directed by former JBFC international fellow, Guy Reid. The film | more »


April 2015 News & Events

From a new Media Arts Lab course to the Valentine & Clark Emerging Artist Fellowship, April offers a host of opportunities for students, teachers, teens and families. To get updates sent directly to your inbox, sign up for our monthly education newsletter. Here are the | more »


New Course! Film Studies for Adults

We're excited to announce that this year, alongside our annual Westchester Jewish Film Festival, we'll be offering a brand new film studies course for adults & college-aged students. The course,Films in Focuswill dig deeper into the WJFF with screenings of festival films and | more »


March 2015 News & Events

From a new Media Arts Lab course to Summer Teachers Institute, March offers a host of opportunities for students, teachers, teens and families. To get updates sent directly to your inbox, sign up for our monthly education newsletter. Here are the highlights of the month:

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