Film can be used in the classroom in multiple ways. Themes and subject areas can be explored through film, or students can be educated about film technique and even learn to make their own movies.

Through a series of four stand-alone workshops, educators can brush up on existing skills or learn something new. Each workshop will provide teachers with ways to use film to enhance learning in the areas of Language/English and Media Literacy.

A teacher resource will be provided for each workshop.

Teaching About Film

Junior and Intermediate Teachers
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Secondary School Teachers
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Educators will learn the concepts necessary to deepen the discussion of film with their students. Examples of storyboarding, editing, shot composition and special effects will be explored.

Teaching Through Film for Elementary Teachers

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Using a series of short film examples, educators will explore how film can be used to begin theme-based discussions. Film-based exercises linked to the Ontario Curriculum will be provided.

Making a Film with Elementary and Secondary School Teachers

Saturday, April 6, 2013
10am to 3pm

Modeled after the popular Film in a Day workshop for students, teachers will work with a professional filmmaker to pitch, write and shoot their own film — all in one day.

Membership Discount

Educators with a valid Ontario College of Teachers card will receive 15% off of a regular Individual TIFF Membership*.

*Only valid for one individual membership per card. Card must be presented at the time of purchase, and offer is only valid for in-person purchases.

Custom Workshops

TIFF Learning can also customize and deliver professional development workshops for educators of all subject areas and grade levels. Workshops can be facilitated at conferences, meetings, schools and TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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