We had extremely positive feedback from teachers about our Term 2 Teacher Development Days, on 10th and 11th January. What was particularly encouraging was the rising interest in, and discussion about film, before the Development Day even started. It was lovely to see teachers sharing what films they’d seen over Christmas, their views on them, and their recommendations for others to watch.
The aims of the day were to support teachers as they embark on planning for their own CPD delivery in their schools, to offer opportunities for peer learning, to explore what is meant by the role of film leader and to develop their practical film making skills. Exploring the role of film leader was particularly successful with teachers reflecting on what the role meant for them, and what they thought others would expect from them as the film leaders in their schools. A green screening session was also delivered by Nerve Centre artists, Dee Gribbin and Donna Galas, and teachers were transported to the Titanic, The Gruffalo’s forest, and a Tsunami swept town. This fantastic training session gave teachers the skills to use the green screens that they received at the end of last year, in their curricular film making this coming term.