Establishing Shot: A classroom of 30 fifth graders, ALL simultaneously engaged as they watch a screen. Yes, I know this doesn’t seem to be out of the ordinary—children watching a screen—but the conversation that takes place AFTER that is the GIFT.
Medium Shot: During the fourth | 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 »
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 »
What a week! Today marks the final day of our Summer Teachers Institute, and it's been a fantastic time from start-to-finish. To tell the whole story of our professional development experience, it's worth beginning at the end. This afternoon we wrapped the Summer Teachers | more »
Day three of the Summer Teachers Institutewas a whirlwind of innovative approaches to storytelling. The morning began with Keynote Speaker, Lance Weiler who is the Director of Experiential Learning and Applied Creativity at Columbia University and also the founder and current | more »
Day two of our Summer Teachers Institutewas busy, busy, busy!The day was spent in deep conversation as well as engaged in hands-on-activities. Each strand presenter spent the morning giving educators the opportunity to talk with one another about the big ideas that would go on to | more »
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 »
Today marks the close of the 2014 Summer Teachers Institute. It’s been a full and busy week of thoughtful discussion, creation, and participation.
As part of Summer Teachers Institute we invited a select group of teachers to test-drive the new JBFC curriculum: Image, Sound, and Story. The curriculum is available through the new education website and emphasizes process, project-based learning, collaboration, and reflection. | more »
Day three of Summer Teachers Institute was a day for discussion, analysis, and reflection. We dedicated the day to a screening of Richard Linklater’s latest film, Boyhood. The movie, shot over a period of twelve consecutive years, trails the life of a young boy, Mason and his | more »