Teaching the Teachers


This summer, for the third year in a row, I will be teaching a session at Facets Multimedia’s Summer Film Institute, a unique and intensive week-long film camp for teachers. The topic of my day long seminar is “Hollywood Masterpieces in the Classroom: How to Teach Classic Hollywood Movies.” During the day-long session I will be screening Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane as well as clips from various other classic films. The Film Institute is aimed at high school teachers and affords the opportunity to earn 30 CPDUs although anyone is welcome to attend. My session will occur on Friday, July 26th. More information can be found here:


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6 responses to “Teaching the Teachers

  • Mitchell

    Is this open to the non-teaching public? I proposed a class for Facets Film School and was roundly turned down by Mr. Coleman ostensibly because I did not have the proper credentials. Ah, well. His loss

    • michaelgloversmith

      Yes, anyone is welcome to attend but I think you have to sign up for the whole week (there is a different day-long seminar each day). But I’m not entirely sure. You may want to double-check.

      I’m sorry to hear your proposal was turned down. I’m sure your class would’ve been great.

  • Susan Doll

    Will miss you guy this year. Good luck. The teachers are lucky to see all of you in action.

  • Renee Hirshfield

    I am a recent subscriber to your emails and was so pleased to learn about the Summer Film Institute that I signed up immediately. As it happens, I live in St. Louis and am an adjunct professor at Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) in Belleville, Ill., where I teach 100-level Film Appreciation and 200-level Film History courses. I look forward to learning more about enhancing my students’ abilities to understand and analyze different aspects of film.

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