05 Jun Jenny Buccos
Speaker: Jenny Buccos
Director, Producer, and Creator of the multi-award winning ProjectExplorer.org educational series
- Education: Innovating Classroom Instruction Through Film
- Education: The Importance of Global Understanding In the Classroom and Beyond
- Youth, Girls Esteem
- Arts, Culture
In 2003, before the existence of YouTube, she founded ProjectExplorer.org, a free multimedia website designed educate primary and secondary school students about global cultures and histories. Over the last 10 years, she has directed/produced over 500 short films for ProjectExplorer.org working with leaders , visionaries and world-renowned organizations including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Belize’s First Lady Kim Simplis Barrow, Ziggy Marley, Andrew Zimmern, The British Museum, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency to name but a few.
Over the last 7 years, she has directed/produced nearly 500 short films for ProjectExplorer.org working with leaders, visionaries, including Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, , and the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action, to name but a few.
Jenny is the two-time recipient of a GOLD Parent’s Choice Award for Excellence in Educational Programming. She is a 2010 recipient of a National Award for Citizen Diplomacy; honored alongside Academy Award winner Robert Redford for her work as a citizen diplomat.
In July 2012, she was recognized by the Obama Administration as a White House Champion of Change. In March 2013, she was selected one of the National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch” in the EDTech community. In October 2013, she was named “Top 40 Innovator in Education” by the Center for Digital Education.
Education: Innovating Classroom Instruction Through Film
Education: The Importance of Global Understanding In the Classroom and Beyond
Youth, Girls Esteem