The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Film in Education department partners with cultural and educational organizations citywide to provide teacher-training institutes and community programs in visual storytelling through cinema. Film is not only a captivating art form but also an accessible teaching tool that speaks a universal language all children can understand.
SUMMER FORUM Lincoln Center Education – Since its founding, LCE’s renowned Summer Forum has trained classroom teachers in instructional strategies that use the arts as part of its core curriculum. This will be the first time that LCE has invited another organization into its Summer Forum. In 2016, Film in Education will provide a three-day teacher institute from July 13-15 called Filmmaking and Viewing: Pathways to Visual Literacy as part of LCE’s Summer Forum. The institute trains teachers to make their own short film and how to use the making and viewing of films as a literacy tool. Click here to register.
New York City’s Department of Education Moving Image Steering Committee
Film in Education has been invited onto the New York City Department of Arts in Education’s Moving Image Steering Committee. As part of the Department of Arts in Education’s citywide professional development program, public-school media teachers learn new filmmaking techniques to bring to their students. Dates for this PD program are Tuesday, March 1; Monday, April 18; and a TBD date in May. Click here to register.
Turnaround Arts National Education Initiative
Turnaround Arts was developed by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities to bring arts-education resources into high-needs schools as a strategic tool for targeting larger school challenges and opportunities. This spring, Film in Education will provide professional development for Turnaround Arts classroom teachers in the use of film as literacy tool.
Film in Education’s Boro-Linc Partnership
Film in Education brings programs to young people and their families to inspire an appreciation of cinema in community centers across the five boroughs of New York City through Boro-Linc. Participants gain access to internationally acclaimed short films, while also learning about film genre and the aesthetic choices that bring these visual stories to the screen. This program has visited Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island, Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens, Center for Family Life in Brooklyn, and Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the Bronx.
Lincoln Center Education’s BoroLinc Program
Boro-Linc is a special free family program developed by Lincoln Center Education that aims to make the arts more accessible to underserved New Yorkers and to increase family engagement in the arts. This new initiative brings together organizations across Lincoln Center to present an eclectic roster of performances, workshops, lectures, and exhibits.
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Education Screenings 2016
As part of Rendez-Vous with French Film Cinema 2016, the Film Society’s popular annual festival showcasing the latest French film and talent, Film in Education collaborated with UniFrance, co-presenter of the series, to provide free educational screenings of the film The New Kid / Le Nouveau for middle- and high-school students, as well as an educational packet for teachers to provide a study of the film’s themes and aesthetics. Over the course of three days—March 7-9 at 10am—director Rudi Rosenberg presented his debut feature, which made its U.S. Premiere at Rendez-Vous, to 800 students and teachers from across the five boroughs.
In Rosenberg’s vivacious coming-of-age portrait, shy 14-year-old Benoît moves to Paris and a new high school, where he’s rejected by his cooler classmates and reluctantly sidelined into a precarious friendship with the “freaks and geeks.” Prior to the screenings, participating teachers received an educational kit that included an in-depth exploration of bullying behaviors and tools for building empathy between students, as well as a cinema appreciation lesson plan to integrate into their curriculum. For more information about the screenings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.