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Image, Sound, and Story is a professional development program from the Jacob Burns Film Center preparing teachers in grades 5-10 to integrate viewing and creating media into their classroom culture and literacy instruction. The curriculum will eventually expand to reach Pre-K – 12. In addition to sharing excerpts of the unique and innovative approach of Image, Sound, and Story, the webinar shares some brief case studies of how it is being implemented in 5th-10th grade classrooms. Teachers’ lesson plans and student work illustrate how visual thinking skills can influence reading and writing literature, nonfiction, and persuasive texts, all while supporting the Common Core Standards. With accessible technology, engaging content, and seamless integration amongst traditional and contemporary meaning-making, participants will understand how close-reading and critical thinking skills can be developed and applied in a culture dominated by the moving image.

Ways to Participate: 

During the broadcast, join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #connectedlearning and/or use the Q&A feature in the video player.

Participants for this Webinar Include: 

  • Emily Keating (host), Director of Education at the Jacob Burns Film Center
  • Aaron Mace, Senior Faculty/Program and Curriculum Developer, JBFC
  • Brady Shoemaker, Director of Curriculum, JBFC
  • Kate Fox, The Birch School
  • Jennifer Mundo, JFK Magnet School 
  • Alicia Robinson, Roosevelt School

Resources for this webinar:

Photo/ Jacob Burns Film Center

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