" Last year I felt challenged and was happy to attend twelve films. This year I strove to attend twenty. Three days into the festival I upped that goal to thirty. Mission accomplished. [We Educator Fellows] were urban and suburban, old and young, male, but mostly female. Our little cohort was very quiet at first, but after two meetings we found our voices and our opinions really blossomed. It wasn’t just fawning over favorite films, but honest insight with topics that many weren’t familiar. I took in many ideas for film integration from some very smart teachers, and I’m lucky for that. I felt valued for my experience and ideas, too."
"The fellowship experience has given me the opportunity of watching films while giving me the tools, per say to incorporate film into my classroom, films other than the same old, same old. […]Participating in the MKE Film festival was a great experience for me. The viewings opened my eyes up to a whole new realm of teaching. I want to further my professional development in the art of film by partaking in future film festivals as well as having my colleagues jump on the film wagon."