The Emmy-winning Independent Lens series on PBS features independent documentary films from around the country and the world. Here are several examples of powerful classroom modules from recent films that you can integrate into your own lessons:
As well as film modules such as these, the Independent Lens educator site also offers lesson plans with standards-based curricula to accompany documentaries on a broad range of topics: immigration, civil rights, women’s rights, religion, the environment and more.
Next Level Development Conference for Women of Color
On Saturday, October 1st, the Fifth Annual Next Level Development Conference for Women of Color will take place in Springfield, MA. As a media sponsor, WGBY is proud to promote the important mission of this conference and encourage anyone interested to check out the schedule of events. From 8am to 5pm, participants will have the chance to take part in conversations about energizing conversations about personal development, health, wellness, and financial planning. The Keynote Address will be delivered by Melinda Weekes of the Interaction Institute for Social Justice. To check out the full schedule of activities, download the agenda. To register, visit the conference website..
The Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls. They have released an RFP for projects designed and implemented by women and girls. The maximum award is $2,000. 501(c)3 organizations with an organizational budget no larger than $150,000 are eligible. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.openmeadows.org/.
Note: WGBY is not affiliated with this grant opportunity. For more information, please visit the Open Meadows Foundation.
UPDATE: The application period for this grant has closed.