The NFB is seeking applications for its NFB Educator Network!
How would you feel about helping to shape media-based education and growing your expertise with Canada’s iconic film and digital-media institution?
The NFB is looking for engaged and inspiring teachers to use our films and learning programs. You’d be part of a community of teacher ambassadors, sharing their successes, experiences and expertise. You could be demonstrating how you use one of our new digital products at a conference or writing a blog or lesson on how you used a film. Whether it’s through social media, internal training at your school or board, or mentoring a teacher using an NFB digital resource for the first time, you’ll have a variety of opportunities to showcase your work while building your own teaching profile. You’ll be developing skills and strategies for integrating digital media while playing a vital role in advising on new productions and programs.
Your classroom has evolved, and so has the NFB. We understand that digital tools and hands-on learning mean that students take a front seat in their education. We place the learner at the heart of the process and work with educators to provide tools that foster inquiry-based and deep-learning approaches. Have a look at what’s new at NFB Education for a brief overview of what we’re up to.
WHAT IS THE NFB EDUCATOR NETWORK?
Starting in February 2019, the NFB Educator Network will be comprised of 60 passionate, engaged, and innovative teachers, primarily from the K–12 sector, willing to share their input and best practices around the use of NFB content. This Network will become the NFB’s primary point of reference as we strive to improve resources and learner engagement.
SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE. GROW YOUR EXPERTISE.
As an NFB Educator, you might…
- present NFB resources at conferences you’re attending and showcase how you use them in your classroom setting;
- showcase your tried-and-true approaches to engaging learners with NFB resources. This could involve planning a Lunch n’ Learn, doing a PD session, staff meetings, or any forum where you can demonstrate your expertise and showcase NFB works;
- advise on the development of NFB Education content;
- help steer the educational focus of new NFB productions;
- act as an ambassador for the NFB and our learning programs;
- make the NFB part of your social-media presence.
A WIN-WIN SITUATION. What do I get for being an NFB Educator?
In addition to developing skills and strategies for integrating digital media in your classroom, you’d benefit from:
- FREE ACCESS to ALL NFB resources and films: you and your entire school will receive a free CAMPUS subscription as well as access to new learning programs as they become available.
- Beta testing of new products and the ability to shape their development.
- Early access to films before they’re available to the public.
- Virtual training events and webinars.
- Ongoing support from NFB Education and a subscription to the NFB Educator Network newsletter.
- Eligibility to be hired by the NFB to work directly on educational projects in development and blogs.
TEACHER PROFILE. What is the NFB looking for?
The NFB Educator Network strives for diversity and inclusion. We aspire to encompass a wide array of educational settings and points of view that reflect the diversity of our country’s teachers and classrooms.
To start, we’re looking for 60 passionate, driven, engaged, out-of-the-box thinkers who are motivated by critical thinking and deep-learning approaches.
As an NFB Educator, you’ll be asked to participate for at least two years to truly see the impact of your involvement. (Of course, we understand that circumstances can change over time; in some cases, a two-year commitment might not be feasible.)
You’d also have the opportunity to select the activities that appeal to your specific strengths and interests.
December 18, 2018, to January 31, 2019: Accepting applications to the NFB Educator Network.
February 2019: Selection of applicants.
March 2019: Orientation session and assignments.
For further information, please e-mail Penny Rampado, email@example.com, Program Manager, NFB Educator Network.
Applications must be received no later than January 31, 2019, to be considered.