Reel Works In Schools
Reel Works In Schools brings our award-winning filmmaking programs into the classrooms of NYC public schools.
We partner with schools and educators to provide high quality digital learning programs in nine public middle and high schools across NYC. We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the needs and structure of our school partners, while maintaining our high quality arts instruction and unique curriculum – which aligns with CCLS, NYS, and Blueprint standards, and has a proven track record for preparing students for college and the 21st Century workplace. In a recent survey , participants at the Academy for Young Writers in East New York reported growth in areas such as identity reflection, goal-setting, problem-solving, time management, cognitive and interpersonal skills.
“Working with Reel Works has truly transformed my U.S. History classroom in the most positive ways,” says Molly Foresta, 11th Grade Social Studies teacher at Brooklyn Secondary School of Collaborative Studies. “It has truly differentiated the learning experience for so many of my students. It has allowed our kids to communicate complex ideas through a variety of different modalities. Learning to become filmmakers is preparing them as 21st century learners for the increasingly technological world.”
Reel Works in School Partners
Berkeley Carroll School
Brooklyn International High School
Brooklyn Secondary School for Collaborative Studies
Brownsville Academy High School
Entrada Middle School
Gotham Performing Arts School
Future Leaders Institute
Lehman High School
Manhattan International High School
Mott Hall Bridges Academy
North New Jersey Links
Institute of Play
Youth Justice Board – CCI
Coalition High School
West Prep Academy Middle School SONYC
Reel Works In Schools helps schools create successful, self-sustaining youth media programs.
In-School Workshops. Reel Works’ award-winning media educators partner with faculty to lead filmmaking workshops, academic classes, electives and after-school programs.
Professional Development Training. Reel Works creates custom trainings for partner schools to teach educators how to lead filmmaking workshops as well as technical training in videography and computer editing, including Final Cut Pro.
Curriculum. Reel Works partners with schools to create a filmmaking curriculum that is aligned with the New York City Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching & Learning in Media & the Arts and National Core Standards, along with identified goals across content areas.
Equipment Consultation. Reel Works helps schools identify cost-effective camera, computer and software solutions that maximize hands-on learning and aligns with the goals of each project.
Become a Reel Works School Partner.
Email Alissa Cherry, Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 768-9000, to learn more.