Free Film Screening: The Upstanders

February 7, 2024 at 6 PM CST

Register now for a free screening of The Upstanders, an iMPACTFUL film
about resilience and the power of connection to end bullying.

Teaching Channel has teamed up with iMPACTFUL to offer educators and administrators a free screening of the film, The Upstanders. Find strategies to overcome cyberbullying as we explore it from a variety of perspectives: bully, victim, bystander, and family member.

This film screening will provide not only resources, strategies, and tools, but also inspiration, solutions, and hope.
“Weaving together personal stories of teenagers and their families, as well as teachers and brain scientists, The Upstanders shows the importance of empathy and resilience to transforming attitudes and action and highlights new laws and established programs that are already reducing bullying in schools and communities. It shows that everyone is needed to eradicate cyberbullying, and gives bystanders the confidence and tools to become ‘Upstanders’, and help change the narrative.”

Following the screening, join us for a short panel discussion with the filmmaker, Scilla Andreen, and Director of Professional Programs at Teaching Channel, Keely Keller.

Join us on February 7, 2024 @ 6 pm CST for a virtual screening and panel discussion of the documentary, The Upstanders!

Each person planning to view the screening must register. There will be no recording sent out following this screening, we hope you can join us live!

Watch the Trailer Now

Wendy Amato

Wendy Amato

Wendy earned her Master’s and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University in Strategies for Competitive Advantages in Complex Industries. She began teaching in 1991 at Universite Blaise Pascale in Clermont Ferrand, France, has served as a Middle School Administrator and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education.

Wendy works tirelessly to support educators with resources and tools that support student learning outcomes. She collaborates with education leaders, researchers and presenters who share the mission of teaching for the greater good. A thoughtful and engaging speaker, Wendy has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops across the U.S. and internationally on five continents.

Scilla Andreen

Scilla Andreen is an award-winning Producer, Director, Emmy nominated Costume Designer, Author, CEO & Co-Founder of IndieFlix Group Inc., a global, streaming and offline screening distribution service that focuses on content for a purpose. Her work has been covered by such publications as The New York Times, and Good Morning America to the South China Morning Post. She’s produced and/or distributed social impact films, Nevertheless, Screenagers, Angst, and Empowerment Project. Scilla directed and distributed two feature documentaries; one about the impact of social media on our lives, LIKE (2019), and the other about cyber-bullying, The Upstanders (2020), which shares stories about resilience and the power of connection to end bullying. Scilla is Included in Screen International’s Women to Watch, Variety’s Women’s Impact Report and PSBJ Women of Influence. She is a popular speaker at Sundance, Cannes, CES, SXSW, BeBold and Women in Film. Scilla is also the Founder of IF Foundation.
Scilla Andreen

Keely Keller

Keely Keller is the Director of Professional Programs for Learners Edge in Eagan, Minnesota. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from St. Cloud State University, a Master’s of Arts in Education from Hamline University, and additional Director of Special Education and Principal Licensures from the University of Minnesota. Before joining Learners Edge, Keely served students with special needs as a teacher and Special Education Coordinator in a suburban Minnesota school district. Keely has years of experience serving individuals with significant mental health challenges and their families.

Our Continuing Education Course Based on
The Upstanders Film

Course 5131 | 3 Credits | Gr. 4-12+

Our students deserve a world they can navigate with a strong sense of self, and the courage to make social change Teaching Channel is proud to partner again with IndieFlix to provide video clips and resources from the film, The Upstanders, to support both SEL and brain science related to bullying prevention. This course provides tools to empower bystanders to become upstanders, and it encourages victims that there is safety in remaining who they are by celebrating their identity. Learners create activities focused on empathy, and well-being, and analyze bullying prevention policies for equity and inclusion. Educators will leave this course understanding the complicated nature of bullying and the many ways they and their students can be part of the solution.

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