Become a member of a national community of media educators with FilmEd.!
FilmEd. is a space where educators can connect and share ideas to promote media literacy and teach media making in the classroom.
Our network of teachers, filmmakers, teaching artists, administrators, nonprofit organizations, and media literacy professionals is one of the most valuable resources on this site. Connecting with the network will enable you to showcase your work, get feedback, and find new opportunities and ideas.
It's easy to make connections:
2) Check the Directory for people who you already know and people you'd like to connect with, and request connections.
3) Browse the site, bookmark materials, make comments, and request connections to people whose work is interesting to you. Once you are connected, you will see their uploads, they will see yours, and you will have the opportunity to exchange contact information.
4) Upload your own materials and participate by: showcasing student films in the Media Gallery, sharing your favorite lesson plans in the Lesson Exchange, asking a question or offering advice in the Discussions forum, or sharing a story from your classroom on the blog.
This site has a host of resources for filmmakers who would like to engage with an educational audience. We encourage you to use our network to connect with community partners, educational distributors, administrators, and teachers with whom you might collaborate in your outreach effort.
In the FilmEd for Filmmakers section of our Curriculum Guide, we offer a series of articles explaining the process of developing a successful educational outreach strategy that matches your film’s goals, budget, and target audience. We offer insight toward success in the educational marketplace, and guidelines for creating curricula that align with grade levels and learning standards.
In the Filmmaker Resources section of the Lesson Exchange, we provide a worksheet to help you articulate outreach goals to match your project. If you have your own materials that have been useful in planning an educational program, feel free to use this space to share them with the commnity. In addition to the Filmmakers Resources, the range of curricular materials available through the Lesson Exchange may serve as useful examples to filmmakers and curriculum developers.
Filmmakers are encouraged to share their experiences and insights, and to ask questions of peers and educators in the Reaching an Educational Audience discussion forum.
If you are interested in a consultation with SFFS Education staff and assistance with curriculum development and educational outreach, please contact us at email@example.com to explore partnership options.