For the Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY Anne Marie was asked to write and design the See Hear Feel Film Education Program. This writing-based visual literacy curriculum, which encourages third graders to become visual thinkers and active listeners, is the first of its kind in the country. Along with Joe Summerhays and Emily Keating, Anne Marie has been developing the curriculum for the Burns Film Center's fourth grade program called Animation: Minds-in-Motion. This animator-in-residence program gives students the experience of creating one-minute animated films together and watching their films premiere at the Burns Film Center.
For the East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP), Anne Marie created the after-school Writing from the Heart class for youngsters in grades 3 through 5 in the fall of 2000. This 8-month course of study culminates with the children reading their work at Barnes & Noble where they are celebrated as authors and poets in their community.
With General Motors and the EPA, Ms. Santoro created the video and teacher guide I NEED THE EARTH AND THE EARTH NEEDS ME, which won the Cine Golden Eagle Award. This educational resource was distributed to every 4th grade classroom in the country.
For New Castle Communications, Anne Marie co-created My America: Building a Democracy, a 12-part multimedia (video/dvd, print and software) series on civic literacy, and American Discovery, a 6-part video science series. Anne Marie wrote the teacher guides for both of these educational resources, which won BOOKLIST's Editor's Choice Award.
For WNET/Thirteen, Anne Marie wrote and co-designed the poster and Outreach Tool Kit for CYBERCHASE. She was an editor for the first PBS Olympic Cyber School and was on the writing team for the Teacher's Guide for the television series NEW YORK by Rick Burns. Anne Marie was on the advisory team for the educational materials for Bill Moyer's Truth and Reconciliation documentary on South Africa.
Ms. Santoro helped the Educational Publishing department at WNET/Thirteen refocus its goals by providing one-on-one coaching with the staff to increase creativity, motivation and leadership.