Pace Education Leaders Host Student Films, Awards At Jacob Burns

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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – A short short film inspired by a trip made by future teachers to Bedford-Stuyvesant will be among those shown at a student film exhibition Thursday at the Jacob Burns Film Center Media Arts Lab in Pleasantville

The Pace School of Education Teacher Opportunity Corps Program will present a School of Education student film exhibition.

The urban expedition by School of Education candidates to the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant featured in the film explored how people can use a community’s resources to promote social justice and student engagement in classrooms, a statement said.

Students will also share short digital narratives designed to build relationships in the classroom.

Participating students are members of the School of Education’s Teacher Opportunity Corps, a program that supports the preparation of candidates to become classroom educators.

The Teacher Opportunity Corps of the School of Education will also honor Westchester and New York City community partners who share the program’s core beliefs, the statement said. Iceberg Awards will be granted to:

  • Sister St. John Delany, director, Center for Literacy Enrichment, Pace University, School of Education
  • Emily Keating, director of Education Programs, Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville
  • Marianne Rossant, founder, The Urban Dove Team Charter School, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
  • Sharon Content, founder and president, Children of Promise, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
  • Dashua Perkins, owner, The Tiny Cup café, Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • Edi Juricic, team leader of Expeditionary Learning, Outward Bound
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