We offer a wide range of training for Primary and Secondary level, from the basics of media and film education to teaching Media Studies and using film across the curriculum. We can offer training in English or Welsh, at your school, college or teachers’ centre – anywhere in Wales, the UK or beyond.
We’ve delivered training at events including Film Education’s CP3 events, Apple’s Teacher Institutes in England and Scotland, and the British School of Brussels’ International Schools ICT Conference.
Here are some examples of courses we’ve offered. We can also devise a course to fit your specific needs, either as a standalone or as part of your training event.
For schools near Cardiff, we can offer after-school or evening sessions.
Film, Media and Literacy
This new course for Primary or Secondary schools looks at using film and media to engage and motivate children and develop oracy, reading and writing skills. You’ll learn
• how to use film, photographs, sound, print media and websites to stimulate and enhance creative and transactional writing and speaking and listening
• how making media – from photostories and films to blogs and podcasts – offers a rich range of opportunities to develop literacy skills across the curriculum
Film and Secondary English
This course will provide teachers with an insight into film language and how it relates to genre, audience, narrative and persuasion. It will introduce a range of tried-and-tested ways of approaching films and other moving image texts in the Secondary English classroom.
Film and Welsh
This course for Welsh teachers will look at film language and concepts, and key scenes, themes, characters and narrative structure in films being studied for Welsh and Welsh Literature.
Keeping film-making simple
This course looks at how to manage film-making at school so as to maximise learning and creativity while avoiding technical pitfalls. We’ll look at key concepts of film language; resources for classroom film-making; planning a film-making project; equipment and how to use it.
We can offer training in a range of software including iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Garageband and iPhoto.
MEDIA AND FILM 2011
Our popular annual two-day INSET for Media and Film Studies teachers is on 29/30 September at Ty Dysgu, Nantgarw (north of Cardiff). There are discounts for early and multiple bookings.