Summer Institute for k-12 Teachers
June 22 - 24, 2022
Film is a powerful medium. For many young people today, film and video are the primary medium for acquiring information, understanding the world, and communicating ideas. The 2022 ORIAS Summer Institute for k-12 teachers will explore films from around the world that grapple with questions of identity: race, ethnicity, social class, urban/rural divisions, belief systems, gender, and sexuality. Guest speakers will contextualize the films and share techniques for critical film-viewing. Participants will discuss how films from the program could be used in classrooms. Attendees will have access to the films for use in their teaching.
ORIAS will offer stipends of $200 to a limited number of participants who are interested in developing a viewing guide for one of the films used during the program. Professional development credit is also available upon request.
This institute is open to k-12 teachers across disciplines. There is no cost to attend. This program will take place in person; there is currently no online option. Space is limited to 24 people.