Category: Literacy

Writing About Film: Critical Essays

Tuesday 7th December | 4.30pm-5.30pm

Analysing films is a wonderful option for English teachers, introducing new skills to pupils and allowing those who struggle to access written texts to show off their analytical abilities. However, it can be daunting for teachers to translate their knowledge and understanding of critical essay writing for prose or poetry to film.

In this session for Secondary English teachers Gail Robertson, Film Education Officer at Screen Scotland – and an ex-English/Media teacher – will outline ways to approach the study of a film with a critical essay for English as the end point. She will cover both BGE and NQ levels, discussing film choice, using evidence, scene analysis and structuring a response.

This session is ideal for English teachers new to film education, but also for more experienced teachers looking for some new inspiration!

Sign up via CPD Manager, course ID: 76928

Film Education and the Four Cs: Critical, Cultural, Creative…and Christmas!

Tuesday 30 November | 4.30pm-5.30pm

With the festive season almost here, you might be looking for some new fun activities to engage your classes and get them into the Christmas spirit! In this session Screen Scotland’s Film Education Team, Scott Donaldson and Gail Robertson, will be joined by Jonathan Charles, animator and film education practitioner of D Fie Foe. Scott and Gail will outline some critical and cultural activities using the 3Cs for a short Christmassy film and Jonathan will demonstrate how to make a Christmas-themed animation.

This session is ideal for practitioners new to film education, but also for those with a bit more experience who are looking for some Christmas inspiration!

Sign up via CPD Manager, course ID: 76921

Colourful Semantics

Webinar,Thursday 28th October at 4pm
Sign up via CPD Manager (course ID: 76750)

Join Louise Illingworth from FV Speech and Language as she provides an introduction to Colourful Semantics.

The Colourful Semantics approach provides an engaging, dynamic way to support children’s language development. By coding sentences using colour, symbols and signs, this visual approach aims to:
• Teach how to understand and build sentences
• Teach understanding of question words
• Develop vocabulary and increase sentence complexity
• Increase range and complexity of verbs
• Improve children’s written language skills

Contact Chiara Sportelli – Literacy Workstream

Disciplinary Literacy CLPL Opportunities

Disciplinary Literacy 1 – An Introduction to Disciplinary Literacy
Monday 27th September at 4pm, Webinar. Course ID: 76134
Disciplinary Literacy 2 – Reading
Monday 25th October at 4pm, Webinar. Course ID: 76161
Disciplinary Literacy 3 – Writing
Monday 29th November at 4pm, Webinar. Course ID 76162

How do we get secondary pupils to read like a geographer, write like a biologist or talk like a mathematician? This series is for secondary practitioners who want to know what disciplinary literacy is and how it can be used in their teaching. Over the course of the three sessions, we will cover how pupils learn best when they are immersed in the vocabulary and nuances of their subject (session 1), with a specific focus on reading (session 2) and writing (session 3). Participants will be supported at every stage of the process as they trial and create subject-specific strategies to embed into their practice and help their pupils to reach their potential.

Sign up for each session via CPD Manager or contact John Sherry for more information.

RIC Writing Sessions

Pedagogy of Writing
20th October at 4pm, Webinar

This session for primary practitioners will kick off a series looking in depth at the learning and teaching of writing. Why do we write and what is the most effective way of ensuring our learners develop the skills necessary for quality writing and the writing process? How do we encourage a love of writing and help our learners find their writer identity?

Sign up via CPD Manager, course ID: 75981

Screen Scotland: Film Literacy Sessions
Primary Practitioners: 7th September at 4pm
Secondary Practitioners: 14th September at 4pm

Join us for the first of our sessions with Screen Scotland which will highlight the benefits of teaching Film Literacy in the classroom.

The session will:
*provide information about a new strategic partnership between FVWL RIC Literacy and Screen Scotland and a series
of planned webinars;
*introduce the “three Cs” of film literacy (critical; cultural and creative);
*provide guidelines for film making;
*share Screen Scotland resources.

Sign up via CPD Manager:
Primary Session – course ref: RicLit29 course ID: 74752. Contact Chiara Sportelli (sportellic14s@glow.sch.uk)

Secondary Session – course ref: RicLit30 course ID: 74751. Contact Janet Adam (cljadam@glow.sch.uk)

Targeted School Support – Writing

We are currently developing a programme of whole-school targeted writing support with structured input and the opportunity to engage in professional dialogue / moderation with another school who are also participating in the programme.
Please see our suggested schedule below which can be tailored to suit the needs of your school.

If you would like to discuss this for your school pleaseContact Chiara Sportelli – Literacy Workstream

RIC Literacy Survey

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Screen Scotland: Film Literacy Sessions

Primary Practitioners: 10th June at 4pm
Secondary Practitioners: 17th June at 4pm

Join us for the first of our sessions with Screen Scotland which will highlight the benefits of teaching Film Literacy in the classroom.

The session will:
*provide information about a new strategic partnership between FVWL RIC Literacy and Screen Scotland and a series
of planned webinars;
*introduce the “three Cs” of film literacy (critical; cultural and creative);
*provide guidelines for film making;
*share Screen Scotland resources.

Sign up via CPD Manager:
Primary Session – course ref: RicLit29 course ID: 74752.

Secondary Session – course ref: RicLit30 course ID: 74751.