Free CPD Teacher Training with Into Film at Nerve Centre

Free CPD Teacher Training with Into Film at Nerve Centre

In partnership with the Nerve Centre, Into Film are pleased to offer a range of free teacher training sessions centred around using film and animation in the classroom to support teaching and learning across the curriculum. The training for both Primary and Post-Primary teachers will fall into two main areas:

  • Film for literacy – Film is a powerful tool to engage young people, capture their imaginations and bring the written word to life. Our training demonstrates the benefits of using film as text to develop learners’ critical thinking, analytical and contextualisation skills.
  • Filmmaking - Filmmaking facilitates deep and active learning which enables pupils to develop a wide range of creative curricular and employability skills as well as supporting NI cross curricular assessment of UICT. In addition it can be used as a tool for gathering evidence of learning and for plenary and evaluation.

Please note: all hands-on training will be done using iPads however, the skills learned will be transferable to any other equipment that your school may have access to.

Twilight sessions available are:

Primary CPD Training

An Introduction to Using Film in the Classroom (iPads) for Primary Teachers (2hrs) (Fully Booked)

Date: Wednesday 4th February 2015 Time: 3.30-5.30pm 

This two hour session will introduce ways in which film can be used to support literacy and equip teachers with simple film techniques that can be used in the classroom. The session will include:

  • Film for Literacy -This part of the session will introduce teachers to the “3Cs and 3Ss” resource which will build teachers’ ability to help their pupils contextualise and decode film and other texts.
  • Filmmaking - This hands-on part of the session will give teachers the opportunity to experiment with filmmaking at its very simplest. “Record and Playback” involves just two actions ‘pressing record’ and playing back! This simple technique can be used to aid deep learning across the curriculum, by demonstrating how students can create quick and easy films on curricular topics, bringing the curriculum to life. It can also be used for plenary and for evidence of learning.

An Introduction to Stop-motion Animation on iPads for Primary Teachers (2hrs) (Fully Booked)

Date: Tuesday 10th February 2015 Time: 3.30-5.30pm 

This two hour session will introduce teachers to stop-motion animation and simple animation techniques using iPads. This course supports the assessment of UICT in the area of film and animation.

Apply here.

Post Primary CPD Training

Shooting Science (NI Science Festival Teachers Session) (Fully Booked)

Date: Wednesday 25th February 2015 Time: 3.30 - 5.30pm

Teachers will learn how to create engaging and informative films of scientific experiments that add an extra layer of richness and depth to learning and communicating about science. Participants will learn how shoot and edit a short film using a mobile device.

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Film for Literacy – The 3Cs and 3Ss Intermediate (1hr 30)

Date: Wednesday 4th March 2015 Time: 4.00-5.30pm 

This workshop will encourage the use of academic and industry terms such as mise-en-scene, editing, genre and archetypes. Build your knowledge and confidence of key concepts required to analyse and decode film and other texts. This session would be particularly suitable for teachers of English, Drama, Media and those beginning to teach MIA, however any teachers with an interest in enhancing literacy through film are welcome.

Apply here.

Filming across the Curriculum for Post-Primary Teachers – “Record and Playback” (2hrs)

Date: Tuesday 10th March 2015 Time: 3.30-5.30pm

This two-hour hands-on session will give teachers the opportunity to learn the basics, share ideas and experiment with filmmaking at its very simplest. “Record and Playback” involves just two actions ‘pressing record’ and playing back! This simple technique can be used to aid deep learning across the curriculum, by demonstrating how students can create quick and easy films on curricular topics, bringing the curriculum to life. For example, recording a science experiment or filming a French aural, or perhaps demonstrating different approaches to solving a maths problem, or for sports analysis purposes. It can also be used for plenary, evaluation and for evidence of learning. This is a technique that can be used in all areas of learning.

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In addition to this your school can also contact us to deliver in school training. This CPD training is free for groups of 15+ teachers. Schools also have the option to cluster to receive this training opportunity. For more details please email: sean.kelly@intofilm.org

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