The National Film Board of Canada inspires learning through its acclaimed documentary and animation film offer. The NFB is also one of Canada’s premiere producers of interactive media, with an expertise in designing digital resources for the classroom.
This session will showcase NFB Media School, an exciting, new, interactive resource designed to inspire the next generation of filmmakers through digital storytelling. Media school equips students aged 12 – 18, with the fundamental skills and knowledge required to express themselves and to share their point of view. See how you can integrate digital storytelling into your classroom and learn how Media School fosters global citizenship by offering students a creative way to learn.
This session will also highlight new resources from the NFB’s education offer including, new films, teacher guides and digital lessons. Discover the NFB’s massive catalogue of films from BC and from across Canada, including a large offer or Indigenous-made films that support in teaching about Reconciliation.
See how film and digital storytelling connect with BC’s K-12 curriculum and work to engage learners.
Ross Johnstone is the NFB's Education Manager for Western Canada. His experience and passion is grounded in designing multi-media educational resources and programming which promote diversity, inclusion and global citizenship. With more than 20 years experience in media-arts education, Ross has been a strong advocate for developing critical thinking and media-literacy skills, and he believes in film as the means to inspire youth to become positive change-makers in their schools and communities.