Community Classroom brings innovative media resources to educators in high schools, colleges, and other youth-serving organizations. In tandem with ITVS's national community engagement program Indie Lens Pop-Up, Community Classroom provides educators with access to high quality video content and standards aligned curriculum that supports development of critical thinking and writing skills, media literacy, media creation, and opportunities to engage with local service organizations and take action on today’s most compelling social issues.
Community Classroom provides resources designed for a variety of learning environments: educational film modules, games, and mobile apps adapted from ITVS’s acclaimed documentaries are paired with standards-based lesson plans, activities, and other interactive content. Students can complete each activity in one to two class periods, or teachers can combine multiple activities to create a unit lasting one to two weeks. While developed for high school classrooms, lesson plans can be easily adapted for other grade levels and learning needs. At home, students can complete assignments through itvs.org.
All Community Classroom curriculum is vetted by an advisory board made up of educational experts from the following organizations:
National Council for the Social Studies
National Council of Teachers of English
National Association for Media Literacy Education
National Women’s Studies Association
KQED Education Network
National State Teachers of the Year Association
American Association of Community Colleges
Bay Area Video Coalition’s Next Generation Program