“Tribeca Teaches® gave a voice to children that normally have trouble finding their voices – it gave them an opportunity to be a part of something and participate in something they could be proud of.” Jackie King, Principal, Bronx Prep
Over the course of the academic calendar year Tribeca Teaches® offers dynamic opportunities for students and teachers to explore filmmaking through sophisticated theory and practice. Within classrooms teachers are paired with teaching artists to collectively design and implement filmmaking curricula, enhancing student’s academic enrichment in alignment with the common core standards. After-school settings provide students with an immersive opportunity, learning the media-making skills to write and produce their own stories. Students gain access to production and post-production technology that helps them explore critical connections between personal experiences, school curricula, and the communities in which they live.
“It’s a lot of work to take your idea and then put it out there. It was exciting, scary, and fun all at the same time to see our movie up on the big screen!“ Alondra Castillo
“I couldn’t believe how amazing it was to go around asking questions that we thought up. The people we interviewed took us so seriously!” Janelle Maxwell
“I really loved being a part of Tribeca Teaches®. This was the chance of lifetime!” Chanice Penny