Independent Lens Educator Webinar: The Bad Kids


To register for THE BAD KIDS ONLINE SOCIAL SCREENING AND INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION on MARCH 29 at 1pm ET, please do not complete the form below.

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Join Independent Lens, Black Rock Continuation High School Principal Vonda Viland, and veteran educator and facilitator Fran Sterling, for a transformative, professional learning experience based on lessons from the powerful, award-winning documentary, The Bad Kids.

This event will provide educators with an opportunity to meaningfully discuss the unique needs of at-risk students from underserved communities. Participants will meet Principal Viland, who will share the lessons she’s learned and the successful strategies she and the team at Black Rock Continuation High School put in place to support their students.

Veteran educator and facilitator, Fran Sterling will provide an overview of The Bad Kids Educator Toolkit, a new resource that features the film, and is adaptable for school-based student learning and professional development focused on supporting children from underserved communities.

The webinar will be moderated by Elena Silva, director of preK-12 for the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation.

Registered participants will be automatically entered to win a copy of Vonda Viland’s book Lessons from the Bad Kids: The Realities of Challenge and Inspiration 

About the film:

The Bad Kids follows Principal Vonda Viland and her staff over a year as they coach at-risk teens to realize their full potential. Located in an isolated and impoverished community in the Mojave Desert, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California’s alternative schools for students at risk of dropping out of high school, many of whom are living with the effects of trauma.

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