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Tyneside Cinema Teachers Network

Our Teachers’ Network is open to all teachers and educators regardless of subject or age group, and aims to support teachers in finding the most efficient ways to include film screening and film making into their planning, both in and out of the classroom.
We hope to facilitate personal development, engagement, information sharing and positive practice through termly meetings and regular online communication around the theme of film as a valuable, accessible and adaptable teaching tool.
Our goal is to help make film more accessible, audience appropriate, enjoyable, engaging and educationally relevant.

Our next Teachers' Network event

Our next Teachers' Network Event takes place on Thursday 8 March 2018 from 18:00-19:30 - this event will be themed around the process of film editing and post-production and will include a very brief introduction to the hows and whys of editing a short film. No previous filmmaking experience is required, and as usual we’ll leave plenty of time for questions and discussion over drinks and nibbles. 

As ever places are FREE but places should be reserved in advance as we have limited space - please email filmschool@tynesidecinema.co.uk or call 0191 227 5508 to book your place.

Feedback from our previous events

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 / dates for your diary

Please 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.

The full list of our 2017-18 Teachers' Network dates for your diary is as follows:

Thursday 5 October 2017 - opening Teachers' Network event of the year
Thursday 9 November 2017 - themed around using iPhone/tablet apps for filmmaking
Thursday 11 January 2017 - themed around how to plan a short film

Thursday 8 February 2018 -  **due to unforeseen circumstances our February Teachers' Network event has been cancelled.**
Thursday 8 March 2018 - themed around editing and post-production including a very short introduction to editing.
Thursday 10 May 2018 - theme TBC
Thursday 14 June 2018 - theme TBC
Thursday 12 July 2018 - theme TBC

Learning & Partication Enquiry

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


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