Tyneside Cinema Teachers’ Network is open to all teachers and educators regardless of subject or age group, and supports teachers across the North East with free CPD, advice on the best ways to use film in educational settings both in and out of the classroom, and regular events to share best practice.
All Teachers' Network meetings and CPD sessions are currently free of charge. Our goal is to help make film more accessible, audience appropriate, enjoyable, engaging and educationally relevant.
For our first Teachers' Network evening of the new school year we're revisiting one of last year's most popular topics - practical advice for teachers on planning and shooting a short film in and around the classroom. Guests will include filmmakers Alex Ayre and John Barrett from our professional Northern Stars Production team.
Reserve your free place now: email your name, subject and school to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 0191 227 5508 or use the form below to book a place.
As ever we're keen for teachers to share their past experience and best practice at our events, so if you're a teacher or work in education and would like to speak at this event or share your story, please contact us at the email or phone number above.
All events take place at Tyneside Cinema or our Pop-Up Film School just across the road from the main cinema building.
Our Teachers' Network evenings are all FREE but due to limited space you need to book a space in advance. Please email email@example.com with your name, subject and school, call 0191 227 5508 or use the enquiry form at the foot of this page to book a place for any of our upcoming dates.
Our June event was themed around fundraising for schools and colleges to support filmmaking activity. We shared and discussed tips and tricks for fundraising, what potential fundraising sources to approach and looked together at which fundraising channels and organisations are out there to support film-based activity in schools. Guests included Ellie Turner from Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, and Tyneside Cinema Development Manager Katie Searles.
Our Teachers' Network event on Thursday 10 May 2018 was themed around Into Film’s offers for schools, and we welcomed Bex Wolfendale, Programme Delivery Coordinator at Into Film, as our guest speaker. Bex shared information on the programmes and resources offered by Into Film for primary and secondary schools and colleges.
Our Teachers' Network event on Thursday 8 March 2018 was themed around the process of film editing and post-production and included a brief introduction to the hows and whys of editing a short film.
Our Teachers' Network event on Thursday 11th January was themed around planning to make a short film - thank you to everyone who attended
As well as a presentation from Ian Fenton, Tyneside Cinema's Creative Director of Learning & Participation, we welcomed guest speaker Dr Christine Challen who came to speak to the group about how she successful used animation in one of her science lessons with college students. If you are interested in appearing as a guest speaker at any of our future Teachers' events please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Teachers' Network event on 9 November focused on developing skills in using phones or tablets to create videos.
It was a really interesting session and the discussion and feedback was extremely positive. The apps we discussed included the following:
Other education-related apps:
Register your interest in the Tyneside Cinema Teachers' Network by emailing email@example.com or submitting the form below. Alternatively, you can join the Tyneside Cinema Teachers' Network Facebook group.