Our annual conference at the BFI South Bank is on Saturday 26 November. Tickets are available via Eventbrite price £29.99 for teachers and £9.99 for PGCE and other trainees.
The focus is on media education at Key stages 2 and 3 and the day looks like this:
11.20-12.20 Workshops repeated
12.30-1.15 Panel discussion
1.15- 2.15 Lunch and networking
Katie Jones: Experience the practice and theory of film-based learning
This workshop looks at how to incorporate film into literacy lessons in school. No matter their level of traditional literacy, children have been exposed to film and digital media from a young age and have an implicit understanding of the conventions and language of film in particular. This is a rich resource to encourage children to think critically about texts of all types. During this workshop we will practice film-making ideas to take back to lessons, including: readings of subtext, metaphor and shot composition, understanding mood, setting and context, and the development of character and narrative through an exploration of the moving image.
Katie Jones is a primary based Art teacher based in London with a wealth of experience in teaching film. She is a Film Studies graduate and has been a class teacher for almost a decade. For several years she has been involved in BFI school film-making projects, and currently liaises with cultural institutions to form partnerships between schools and local arts organisations.
Dominic Traynor: How to inspire the YouTube generation to improve their literacy skills
Find lessons for your pupils, not pupils for your lessons! Technology now gives teachers the ability to produce professional looking video footage with the most basic of devices. This workshop will demonstrate how harnessing the YouTube generation's thirst for video is the easiest way to motivate and inspire them to work harder than ever at traditional literacy skills.
Dominic Traynor is a former primary teacher and founder of A Tale Unfolds which started (from the website)…”when we realised that there was nothing to help teachers bring traditional literacy teaching into the digital age”…
Grace Eardley: Unlocking literacy skills using moving image.
Taking you through new engaging approaches for teaching literacy skills using a range of moving image resources, featuring archive footage and shorts to tackle poetry, punctuation and sentence skills.
Grace Eardley is Head of Media at Congleton High School and also teaches English up to GCSE.