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 curriculum: "Image," "Sound," and "Story." This exciting and informative visual literacy program will introduce new teachers to the Image, Sound, and Story curriculum and also give more in-depth strategies and skills to returning teachers.
August 7, 8, 9 from 9am-3pm
Media Arts Lab, 405 Manville Rd., Pleasantville, NY 10570
Image, Sound, and Story integrates viewing short films and creating media projects into classroom culture and literacy instruction. JBFC faculty will lead the transformative experience, which will provide content, support and practice with technology, special screenings, and creative collaboration. Each grade level curriculum contains distinct and unique content, which will be explored as a group and within grade-based breakout sessions.
The hands-on, interactive professional development experience provides:
“As a teacher, one of the hardest things is finding material to use in your classroom that is fun, engaging, and exciting, but still teaches the standards that are needed in order for student success on tests. The JBFC’s lesson plans seamlessly incorporated viewing, discussion, and creating into the classroom. I am excited to use it with my seventh graders.” - Ariel Siegel, 7th Grade Teacher
Collaboration as an Image, Sound, and Story educator requires the following:
We highly encourage teachers to consider a multi-year commitment to this curriculum.
Implementation has been successful in a range of subjects including:
$500/teacher, $450 per teacher for teams of 4 or more
We are eager to provide financial assistance to enable your participation and we actively raise funds from individuals, foundations, and corporations to offset participation fees. We encourage you to seek support through your school, school district, district foundation, or other special arrangement as well. If those options are not viable, please complete an application for financial support.
Documentation of participation will be provided for teachers seeking in-service or salary credit.