Professional Development

Inspired by teachers we work with, JBFC offers professional development opportunities for educators to engage with our team for skill-building, resources, and ideas on integrating media literacy into the classroom. These are Professional Development Workshops and One-on-One Consultations.

Our goal is for teachers to walk away from these professional development experiences feeling empowered and excited to bring media viewing and doing to their students. 

Overarching Goals:

  • Model how to promote successful group work
  • Promote a differentiated classroom approach
  • Support teachers by showing them they have the resources and skills to succeed
  • Create a community for teachers to touch base and share
  • Use sessions to better understand how to best support teachers
  • Introduce at least some filmic language
  • Give teachers something to take away (slideshow, worksheet, resources)



In-Person Summer Teacher Professional Development Workshops


August 24, 25, 26

9:00 AM—1:00 PM

One Workshop ($200) | Two Workshops ($350) | Three Workshops ($510)

*All participants in our In-Person Summer Teacher Professional Development Workshops are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. After registering, proof of a participant’s full vaccination for COVID-19 must be provided before attending an in-person professional development session.

The JBFC is proud to launch a new series of Professional Development Workshops for the 2021-22 academic year. These short PD opportunities cover a variety of topics that any educator interested in exploring the power of film will find valuable. These workshops also offer the opportunity to build a community of like-minded educators and continuing learners with a passion for media literacy.


One-on-One Consultations


Have a specific request or question around media viewing or doing in the classroom? Fill out our quick One-on-One Consultation Survey for an opportunity to speak with a member of our Education Team to help brainstorm and give suggestions on any thoughts or questions you may have.


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