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Teachers' Network

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.

Upcoming events

Thu 15 Nov 2018, 18:00-19:30 - Engaging children and young people with additional needs through film
Thu 17 Jan 2019, 18:00-19:30 - theme TBC
Thu 7 Feb 2019, 18:00-19:30 - theme TBC
Thu 14 Mar 2019, 18:00-19:30 - theme TBC
Thu 9 May 2019, 18:00-19:30 - theme TBC

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 filmschool@tynesidecinema.co.uk 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.

Feedback from our previous events

June 2018 

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. 

May 2018

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. 

March 2018

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.

January 2018

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 filmschool@tynesidecinema.co.uk.

November 2017

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:

Movie/film apps:

  • Nutshell Camera - instant mini-movies using three photos (Apple only)
  • Videorama - make amazing movies out of photos and videos (Apple only)
  • iMovie – Apple’s flagship programme to create and edit movies. Available on Apple’s App store only

Other education-related apps:

Contact details 

Register your interest in the Tyneside Cinema Teachers' Network by emailing filmschool@tynesidecinema.co.uk or submitting the form below. Alternatively, you can join the Tyneside Cinema Teachers' Network Facebook group.

Learning & Partication Enquiry

Please submit your details below to enquire about Tyneside Cinema’s programme for schools and colleges.