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The Montgomery Media Arts Institute collaborates with organizations, schools, teachers, and parents nationwide.


One of the leading youth media organizations in the nation setting the bar in mentoring young people in the digital media arts to help them find their voice, tell their stories, and be empowered to affect positive change. They have an extensive vimeo channel that hosts an archive of youth-produced films spanning multiple genres.  Check out the Spy Hop Art Shop – a series of video tutorials ranging from making puppets to intermediate filmmaking and more.

Creating literacy for a visual culture, The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) Education supports educators with curriculum for innovative literacy education. From Pre-K-12, all their programs are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy. Check out their exceptional visual glossary for learning filmmaking fundamentals..

Throughout its twelve years as a non-profit, YMP taught thousands of community members and students the craft of digital storytelling and the art of listening for a socially responsible world by furthering participatory democracy, academic skill development, and active learning. They have a great archive of student work.

KED Education: Free media literacy teaching and learning hub for educators and students. You’ll find professional development courses, classroom resources and unique tools that allow students to practice critical thinking, media making and civil discourse. Check out their award-winning Above the Noise video series, hosted by Myles Bess, that investigates controversial topics relevant to middle and high school students' lives.

The Adobe Education Exchange is the free learning platform and community designed by educators for educators, to ignite creativity in the classroom. Most if not all of the workshops involve using the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. The professional development workshops are staggered throughout the year along with accompanying teaching materials with a huge range of options like “Classroom Video on Mobile” or “Digital Publishing with your Students.” Check out their youtube Adobe for Education  channel for more courses and resources.

Get Into Filmmaking: Six Sessions from Story to Screen is designed to guide facilitators working with youth through pre-production activities such as scriptwriting and storyboarding, to film production itself, including camera shots, lighting and sound effects, to post-production, editing and next steps such as entering the finished films into the Film of the Month competition and the Into Film Awards.

PBS and PBS member stations have curated free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers. You can search by subject, grade or Standards.

Urban Gateways out of Chicago engages young people in arts experiences to inspire creativity and impact social change.

Each of their Signature Programs has a unique purpose—from rebuilding animal shelters, to giving girls around the world access to education, to protecting habitats for endangered species.

The Cinema/Chicago Education arm uses film as a powerful tool to facilitate the development of young audiences and creative Chicago youth film producers.

They partner with grassroots organizations in 14+ countries to help girls fight for their right to education. They highlight and eliminate obstacles unique to every country to getting an education by providing media training and scholarship funding.

Free Spirit Media offers an incremental line up of community-based programs for teens and young adults ages 14-25 interested in the film, media, and journalism industries. Their 3 categories of programming are: In-School Media Arts Education, After School and Summer Digital Media Programs, and Creative Workforce Development.

Everything that Street Level is today started from a simple idea. What if young people had video cameras to document the world as they saw it? What stories would they tell? What could they teach us? And how would the power of media arts technology affect them and their communities? They are part of a larger effort called Urban Gateways

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