Inspired by our commitment to raising the next generation of visual storytellers, Image, Sound, and Story prepares teachers to integrate viewing and creating media into their literacy instruction and classroom culture. JBFC faculty lead this transformative two-day experience, which will provide hands-on training for teachers including content, support and practice with technology, and creative collaboration.
This program will prepare teachers to lead instruction for the second set of three projects of the curriculum: "Character," "Setting," and "Structure."
This program is only available for teachers in grade 3 who have completed “Image,” “Sound,” and “Story”
Anne Marie Santoro, curriculum designer of the JBFC’s first education program, See Hear Feel Film, shares how short films are “like taking vitamins for your imagination.” JBFC’s visual literacy programs are a natural extension of literacy instruction, and this workshop will go even further into its impact on writing. Learn new tools to inspire your students’ creative expression and help them lead more examined lives. You will write and share your own stories and experience the power of storytelling yourself in this interactive workshop.
This program is only available for Image, Sound, and Story teachers in grades 3-5 and See Hear Feel Film teachers
In concert with our annual series, Focus on Nature, come explore the intersection of science, media, and storytelling. You’ll learn how to apply the technology and visual literacy skills of Image, Sound, and Story to a short media project and screen the award-winning giant screen film, Backyard Wilderness. We’ll also use the film as an inspiration to design a project your students can film, edit, and submit to the JBFC for screening!
This program is only available for Image, Sound, and Story teachers in grades 3-8
With Joe Summerhays (curriculum designer of JBFC’s Minds in Motion program) as your guide, you’ll learn how animation so authentically integrates science, technology, art, and math. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to basic animation concepts and the technical process for animating and editing. Next, you'll apply those concepts to content-based math and science principles such as cell division, evaporation, or tessellation! You’ll use the iPad app, iStopMotion, so this workshop is ideal for teachers who have access to iPads.
This program is only available for Image, Sound, and Story teachers in grades 3-12