K-12 Curriculum Development Presentations & Notes

TMS on Arts Engine Media that Matters Panel: Beyond the Screen

This Friday, I am going to be participating on a panel discussion, “Beyond The Screen: Incorporating Media Into Your Lesson Plan”, at the Arts Engine, Media that Matters Film Festival free day-long series of conversations for filmmakers, activists, and educators.

Filmmaker Julie Winkour of Talking Eyes Media, myself, and moderator (and former TMS intern!) Caitlin Nagle of Columbia Teacher’s College will be discussing how to develop curriculum around Winkour’s documentary film, The Leaves Keep Falling (trailer also below).

The 12 minute film tells the stories of two present day Vietnamese families whose children are severely disabled due to exposure to the dioxin in Agent Orange during the Vietnam war. The plan is to talk about Talking Eyes Media’s process, how I work with educators, watch the film, then dig in to a discussion with the crowd about how this piece can be used to enhance school curricula and teach the core concepts of media literacy. I hope you can join us!

Here are the details:

Friday, October 28th
12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
SOCDOC (136 W 21st St. 1st Floor, NYC)

*For more panel information and to RSVP please visit:

Shared Curriculum Planner

Here is a collaborative planning curriculum planning document that we will add to during the panel: Media Literacy Planner: The Leaves Keep Falling

By The Media Spot

The Media Spot collaborates with educators to integrate media literacy education into a variety of learning environments.