Professional Development:
Film Innovation Lab

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Get the critical and practical tools to integrate film and
media education in your classroom.

What will teachers learn?
Built on our four decades of experience, the Film Innovation Lab will transform your classroom to enable all students to compete in an increasingly sophisticated educational landscape. We give teachers the knowledge, materials, and tools to enhance their educational opportunities with film-based learning modules.

Who should enroll?
Teachers of any subject and grade will benefit from the course, not just humanities and media teachers.

Summer session: July 19–24


Earn 30 Clock Hours during our annual summer session at Facets. The Lab runs Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. A light breakfast and coffee are provided.

Enrollment fee:
$395 per teacher or $350 if you are a Facets Member.

We urge you to look into financial assistance from your school, district, or other financial aid sources. We will work with you to provide any documentation needed to assist the financial aid process.

Custom sessions
Can't make it during the summer session? We work with schools and other organization to create custom versions of the Film Innovation Lab. Sessions can take palace anytime of the year, at Facets or your facilities, and the session span can be adjusted.

For more information, contact or 773.281.9075 ext. 3011.


  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation