Enrol now for free CPD Webinars with Into Film

15 Apr 2024

5 mins
Three women taking CPD/training
Three women taking CPD/training

Each term Into Film is proud to present a series of free online training webinars, offering CPD opportunities for UK state schools, colleges and other youth settings. We recognise how important advance planning is for teachers, so we're delighted to present our webinars for the summer term well in advance, giving you plenty of time to enrol and get prepared.

While our Learning Platform offers a host of 'always-on' online training courses, our webinars are live one-off online events, with different topics tackled each term. By attending these sessions, you'll discover alongside your peer educators how film can benefit your teaching and learning practice, and have the opportunity to ask our team any burning questions you have regarding film-focused learning.

From demystifying screen careers and filmmaking, to exploring how film can raise literacy levels and support PSHE lessons, our webinars are there to help you get the most out using film in the classroom.

To enrol, you'll need an Into Film Account - don't worry, it's free and only takes a moment to set up. Plus, you'll also gain access to hundreds of free educational resources, further training opportunities, and with a Public Video Screening (PVS) Licence, hundreds of free films to stream safely and legally with Into Film+.

We've also scheduled our upcoming webinars for the autumn 2024 and spring 2025, so keep an eye out for those to be announced soon in the coming months.

Below, you can find out more about the sessions taking place in summer 2024. All sessions are suitable for all educators of 5-19-year olds. If you need any technical support, have any additional accessibility requirements, or questions please contact onlinehelp@intofilm.org.

Raising Literacy Through Film - Level 2

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2024
Time: 15:45-17:00

Recommended for educators who have completed our Raising Literacy Through Film - Level 1 training or who have already embedded film literacy into their practice, this second level session showcases a fresh set of activities to deepen literacy learning through film. In this session, you'll discover additional strategies that promote higher-order thinking, strengthen communication skills and elevate creativity. There will be plenty of opportunities to try out activities which explore key elements of film like colour, setting and genre, and learn how to scaffold them to bring out the best in your learners. We'll also share engaging variations that you can use to increase challenge and target other key areas of literacy.

Get Into Filmmaking

Date: Thursday 6 June 2024

Time: 16:00-17:00

You'll develop confidence in using filmmaking with your students and discover how easy it is to embed into your teaching. You'll come away with an understanding of the filmmaking process which goes hand-in-hand with planning inclusive and engaging lessons. Plus, we'll cover a practical filmmaking activity which can help you meet your learning outcomes and develop your students' love and passion for filmmaking. This session also highlights the vital transferable skills which evolve from using filmmaking, such as teamwork, time management and creative problem solving.

Teaching Film: The Perfect Pitch

Date: Tuesday 11 June 2024

Time: 16:00-17:00

In this live webinar, experienced Film Studies teacher Dan Cooper will share his practical tips and experience with using pitching activities to boost the quality of student films. Designed specifically for educators delivering film qualifications, you will explore a number of strategies that will engage your learners and encourage them test and refine their film ideas during the development stage of the filmmaking process. You'll also discover how you can encourage learners to shape and adapt ideas to respond to ‘real world' production factors, giving them a better understanding of screen industry processes.

Wellbeing: Mindfulness Through Film

Date: Wednesday 3 July 2024

Time: 15:45-17:00

During this session, you will be guided through multiple mindfulness exercises via a collection of clips from feature and youth-made films. You will gain confidence in understanding how to use film to support young people approaching challenging circumstances, such as exams and transition. Practical film-related activities using feature films include consequences wheels and sound on/vision off.

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