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  1. 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:

  2. Filmmaking Couple Shed Light on Speaking in Tongues

    August 24, 2010

    The award-winning ITVS film, Speaking in Tongues, tells the stories of four diverse kids becoming bilingual in the public school system. Filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and her husband Ken Schneider, will present the documentary at a special screening and panel discussion hosted at KQED in San Francisco — Thursday, September 2nd (6:30 to 8:30 PM). Our idea in

  3. Hey Teachers! You’ll Dig This

    May 13, 2010

    If you’re a teacher, we know times are tough. You are struggling to enrich your classroom, but beset on all sides by budget cuts, growing class sizes, and a dearth of basic supplies. Fear not – the new ITVS.org will help you find free (yes free) standards-based resources for your classroom that will engage and inform your students in new and innovative

  4. The Eyes of Me: Where are They Now?

    March 3, 2010

    Last night, Independent Lens aired the documentary The Eyes of Me, which follows four visually impaired teenagers in Texas as they face the usual challenges of adolescence while simultaneously learning to navigate a world designed for the sighted. Interested in knowing what happened to some of the students since the film was completed? Learn more and

  5. The Eyes of Me Premiering Tonight on Independent Lens on PBS

    March 2, 2010

    "The Eyes of Me has the wisdom to illuminate a narrow, human scope on the issue of disability and blindness by focusing on intimate moments in the teens' lives." - Philadelphia City Paper How do you see yourself, when you can't see at all? At the Texas School for the Blind students juggle all the usual pressures of high school along with the added struggles of