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  1. Best. Teacher. Ever! The Nominations Are In

    June 3, 2011

    The Best. Teacher. Ever! contest winner will be announced next week. Thank you all for the nominations for the teachers who changed your lives for the better. We’ve been moved and inspired by the stories of those special educators out there who accept long hours, not-so-great pay, and limited resources because they want to see young people thrive. They all

  2. New Contest: Best. Teacher. Ever!

    May 4, 2011

    Teachers -- often overworked, frequently underappreciated, sometimes demonized, usually meagerly compensated. But all of us have had teachers who helped us grow up and make sense of the world, and to find our place in it. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (but really all year long) we want educators to get the props (and resources) they deserve. Our

  3. Igniting the Classroom Through Film

    March 4, 2011

    This week, The San Francisco Film Society hosted an event that put filmmakers and educators in the same room.ITVS has been in and out of the classroom all week. On Wednesday, we hosted a live chat with high school seniors and an Independent Lens filmmaker, and on Tuesday night we streamed video/live blogged from the San Francisco Film Society’s event:

  4. Introducing the FUTURESTATES Lesson Plans

    November 1, 2010

    Educators: get back to the future with your students! Check out ITVS's online series FUTURESTATES, short films fusing an exploration of social issues with elements of speculative and science fiction. Free companion lesson plans for grades 9-12 are now available! Educators can access more lesson plans like this one, on the Community Classroom

  5. ITVS Takes Engagement Behind Bars and into Schools

    September 24, 2010

    As we gear up for another season of Community Cinema, BTB is highlighting some recent coverage of how this program has been adapted to engage inmates in San Francisco and Los Angeles. These pilot initiatives are furthering our mission of reaching underserved communities, including the incarcerated. This past year, Community Cinema screenings were