Daytime Education Program
Film Streams’ Daytime Education Program is a free program for teachers of grades 6-12 to integrate film into their curriculum. In addition to a free film screening, students are treated to a complimentary lunch, and post-show discussion with our Education Director or a local subject expert. Our program is designed to meet state standards in Media Arts as well as in individual subject areas.
Our program teaches film literacy and critical thinking while expanding appreciation for film as an art form. Daytime Education Program Videos are structured to achieve three goals that complement classroom learning:
- Students learn to interpret films in a cultural context.
- Students empathize with characters in ways beneficial to their own personal development.
- Students analyze film as a medium of artistic expression.
- Screenings begin at 11am and are followed by a guided post-show discussion ending no later than 2pm.
- Guided post-show discussions with scholars and community leaders allow students to critically engage the medium through the lens of art, subjectivity, culture, and representation.
- Students and teachers are treated to a free, healthy lunch.
- Teachers are given supplemental materials like discussion guides, worksheets, and activities for each film in the series to utilize in the classroom before and after their visit.
- To encourage engagement with our program during the 2021-2022 school year we are offering virtual and visiting discussion options.
For more information about our Daytime Education Program, contact Film Streams Education Coordinator Paul Sanchez, at Paul@FilmStreams.org.
Film Streams' Daytime Education Program is supported by grants from the Heider Family Foundation, Cindy & Mogens Bay, the John W. Carson Foundation through the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Jamie & Ted Friedland, the Gifford Foundation, the Ike & Roz Friedman Foundation, and Martha & David Slosburg.
Film Streams Education Committee
Ron Azoulay (Khasma Group), Derek Babb (Omaha North High School), Mark Hoeger (University of Nebraska at Omaha), Michael Hollins (PACE), Kristen Job (Westside Middle School), Michael McCauley (Millard North High School), Tracey Menten (Central High School), Robert Patterson (Kids Can), Matt Rasgorshek (Creighton Prep), Julie Rowse (Bellevue West High School), Nancy Schlessinger (Lovely Skin), Katie Weitz, PhD (Weitz Family Foundation)