Yorkshire Teachers Film CPD

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In the Frame : How to use Film in the Classroom takes place on 5 July in Leeds. Full details below.

Wednesday 5th July 2017, 10.30 – 5pm

CarriageWorks Theatre, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD

In the Frame is a day designed for primary and secondary teachers based in Yorkshire interested in using film effectively in the classroom, delivered by Reel Solutions and Cape UK.

The day will provide the opportunity to hear from experts in the field, confirmed speakers include Aardman Animations and Into Film. Jim Parkyn - one of Aardman’s senior model makers, who has worked on many of the Aardman Animations including the Shaun the Sheep Movie and Chicken Run, will be introducing Aardman’s ambassador scheme and explaining how your school can get involved.

Into Film will be running some of their CPD sessions aimed at teachers and providing an overview of their work and future plans. There will be the opportunity to hear from IVE (formerly known as CapeUK) to learn more about the Arts Award scheme and how engaging pupils in film-based activities can both improve pupils’ literacy attainment and help them achieve an Arts Award. We will also be launching a new Yorkshire Film Teachers Network supported by IVE.

Come join us, be inspired, learn new skills and hear about all the opportunities using film in school can provide. 

To book a placehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-the-frame-how-to-use-film-in-the-classroom-tickets-35142643593

To find out morejen@reelsolutions.co.uk

Tickets £20, includes refreshments.

Jim Parkyn - Aardman Animations

Jim is responsible for creating some of the UK’s most loved Plasticine characters – from Morph to Shaun the Sheep. As one of Aardman’s senior model makers, he has worked on many of the Aardman Animations including Chicken Run and The Pirates! He will be introducing Aardman’s ambassador scheme and explaining how your school can get involved.

Bex Wolfendale – Into Film

Filmmaking for Curricular Attainment – combination of 3Cs & 3Ss/first steps filmmaking (Primary and/or Secondary), 1.5hrs.

Filmmaking develops not just student voice, but a range of skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, and creativity. This practical session will help you to improve curricular learning, assessment and attainment using filmmaking techniques. Step-by-step guidance will be provided on activities with support given on how to use a range of equipment and advice on how to adapt these techniques to suit your classroom environment.

Educators will be equipped with a range of strategies to increase young people’s interest and understanding of the film industry. 

Jackie Dearden – Introduction to the new WJEC GCSE Film Studies course

(Secondary), 45mins.

Jackie Dearden has been an English/Media/Film teacher for 25 years and is currently Director of Progress for Key Stage 4 and next year, Director of Progress for Key Stage 5 and Team Leader and examiner for WJEC GCSE Paper 2 as well as being Co-author of GCSE Film Studies: Study and Revision Guide.

Her session will introduce the new WJEC GCSE Film Studies course and offer approaches to teaching this new and exciting new specification.

Mike Tait - Festival Producer and Cinema Youth Development Officer from the Discovery Film Festival

Mike Tait is Cinema Youth Development Officer at DCA (Dundee Contemporary Arts), where he is responsible for the cinema's programming for family and young audiences. He also supports schools and teachers across the Tayside region in the development of film as a valuable resource across the curriculum. In addition, he produces the annual Discovery Film Festival, Scotland's international film festival for young audiences, promoting the very best in contemporary international film for audiences aged between 3 and 19. A former teacher of English language, film and media, he was previously based at Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he was part of the team responsible for the creation of the MFL study day programme.

Short films can add a whole variety to your day-to-day lessons, offering icebreakers, quick language points, listening skills and practical communication tasks. This session will share some examples of short films (and frameworks for exploiting them fully) that can be used in the MFL classroom to instant effect. Although most sample materials are in French, there is the potential for adapting and extending these to Spanish, German and other languages, and can be easily differentiated to apply in your own MFL situations.

MFL for Secondary (45mins): This practical session will give you hands-on experience of simple but effective language tasks related to specially selected short films. Activities have been created to develop looking/listening/talking/reading skills, comprehension, vocabulary, descriptive language, storytelling, basic sentence structure and possible extension activities into art and simple filmmaking.

MFL For Primary (45mins): This interactive session is a chance to experience ‘Regardez, écoutez, discutez – Shorts For Language Practice’, short films with accompanying language learning activities targeting French learners aged 7 to 9. Easily adapted to other age ranges and different languages, these basic activities don't require any previous experience of using film in your classroom – but please do bring your smartphone!

Rad Miller – Pocket Projects

Rad Miller is a Leeds-based filmmaker and founder of award winning youth media production company Pocket Projects. His company creates inspirational films and digital content to highlight social issues concerning young people and to showcase the best in youth talent in front of and behind the lens. Since 2006 it has trained thousands of young people across the UK and made content for a range of clients within the youth sector including Charities, Arts Orgs, Broadcasters, Education and local authorities.

How to make a Video Pupil Passport with an iPad

(Primary), 45mins.

In this fast paced workshop you will learn how to create a 1 minute Video Passport to ease the transition for Year 6 Pupils to high school. 

An Introduction to Short Form Documentary Filmmaking with iPads

(Primary and/or Secondary), 45mins.

In this fast paced workshop you will learn the basic principles of short form documentary filmmaking using Tablet & Smart Phone Devices.

Sarah Mumford – Arts Award and the Bradford Film Literacy CPD programme

(Primary and/or Secondary), 45mins.

This session will explore how you can help pupils achieve Arts Award as a result of doing film work in the classroom. It will also be an opportunity to hear briefly about the Bradford Film Literacy CPD programme that has been consistently raising literacy attainment in primary schools for the past 4 years.


Published: 21/06/2017
Audience: All teachers those working with/ interested in film in the classroom
Contact: Yorkshire Teachers Film

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