We’re Teaching Teachers: Professional Development at the JBFC

On April 14, 2014 by Lori Z

This is a post by JBFC Education Assistant Karolina Manko

It’s hard to be certain but spring truly is on the way, and we’re gearing up for all the events and goings-on that take place during the warmer months. In addition to our summer camp and continuing school and community organization programs, summer 2014 will also usher in our ninth annual Summer Teachers Institute, which will run July 21-25.

This annual professional development program offers an expansive list of workshop offerings aimed at providing curriculum strategies and resources for PreK-12 education across content areas such as English Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, and Science. This summer’s session offerings include lots of hands-on projects and active viewing, on a wide variety of topics from storytelling in early literacy to stop motion animation. Each workshop will feature JBFC’s stellar international faculty, as well as special guest keynote speakers and filmmakers. Educators get to choose their own sessions, to ensure a customized and immediately applicable professional development experience. The goal of our Summer Teachers Institute is to equip education professionals to be literate in visual texts so that they can empower their students to be active viewers, critical thinkers, engaged world citizens, and inspired creators.

Check out this great video from last year’s Summer Teachers Institute to get a better understanding of what it’s all about and to see what participating teachers had to say:

Registration for the 2014 Summer Teachers Institute is now open. Visit our website to read more about this unique professional development opportunity (2014 workshop descriptions are also available on our website.)

REMEMBER: If you are an educator interested in staying up-to-date on all of the opportunities and programs available to you through the JBFC, join our mailing list or send your contact information to us at education@burnsfilmcenter.org !

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