Using film technology to support primary literacy TY021

Explore a variety of film related skills and techniques for the classroom, from film analysis and shot direction to creating content using accessible technology and software.


Summary

“I now feel confident enough to use the technology within my own classroom and will certainly pass on the knowledge to my team, so that they too can use film literacy to support learning in their classrooms.”

Course participant, 2015

This is a 2 day course designed for teachers and teaching assistants who wish to explore the use of film technology as a tool for enhancing literacy lessons. Beginning with the role that film can play in the classroom, the course will explore a variety of film related skills and techniques, from film analysis and shot direction to creating content using accessible technology and software.

The content of each session will reflect on the support that each film technique brings to literacy lessons.

Over the two days we will explore:
• the partnership between guided reading and film, how film can be used to impact upon reading levels
• strengthening spelling, punctuation, grammar through film
• linking film tasks to short writing outcomes
• teaching fiction and non-fiction through film

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Course fees vary for participants outside the UK. Please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk for more information.

Outcomes

Participants will:

  • understand how film can be used in the primary classroom to improve engagement in literacy
  • gain ‘hands on’ experience of different types of media technology
  • develop teaching strategies and resources for the implementation of film literacy in your classroom
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