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Continued Professional Development

BALTIC offers a series of high quality Continuing Professional Development workshops and seminars for teachers and other learning professionals. Our events are suitable for those working in primary, secondary and post-16 settings.

To book places or for further information on any of these events, please contact Vicky Sturrs, Schools and Colleges Programmer on vickys@balticmill.com

All prices are subject to VAT.

Process as Art
Sat 11 Feb 2017 / 10.00-15.30
£50 (including light refreshments, not including lunch)
Booking essential
Artist and educator Bex Harvey will lead this session, providing an alternative approach to still and moving image-making; documenting the creative process and how this can constitute an artform.

Throughout contemporary art, there many artists who cite their creative process as being a fundamental part of their artwork. Through a series of creative practical tasks, participants will be offered hands-on training in a variety of digital image and sound capturing equipment, responding to the themes of ‘Process & Making in Art’.

With new media and technology at the forefront of new pedagogies and the enhancement of deeper learning, this session will reference defining texts, and use their concepts as a springboard to engage participants in a variety of practical film production tasks.

Participants are invited and encouraged to bring along their own digital technology for use within this session, as hands-on training will be offered on all types of cameras or recording devices. Canon DSLR cameras will be provided for those wishing to further their skills on new equipment.

As a part of the session, basic post-production and editing training will be provided, so that each participant can realise their ideas through film and culminate the session in a working, or finished product.

Amnesty International CPD for Teachers
Fri 3 Mar / 10.00-16.00
Special subsidised fee of £10 per person including lunch
Using BALTIC’s Disappearance at Sea – Mare Nostrum exhibition as a starting point, this day will give you the resources and skills needed to engage children and young people with the global refugee crisis in the classroom. It will be an enjoyable and informative day on the Global Refugee Campaign and will help to build your knowledge and confidence when exploring human rights with your students.

The day will include:
- An overview of the global refugee crisis and Amnesty International’s campaign
- Resources to use to engage young people with the refugee crisis (including through discussion and images)
- Time to plan activities that you can use in your classroom with other teachers
- Explicit links to school wide priorities, including how to include human rights in your teaching about spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues.

Wellbeing for the Artist Teacher Educator
Sat 4 Mar 2017 / 10.00-13.00
£30 (including light refreshments)
Booking essential

  • How do you achieve work/life balance when you are a teacher?
  • What technologies can help the art, craft and design teacher?
  • How can you de-clutter your physical space; your headspace; your cyber space?

This session will give you the space to think and reflect as well as the opportunity to discuss, debate, explore and develop strategies to help balance your life and contribute to your own creative wellbeing.

Beyond the Smartphone
Sat 11 Mar 2017 / 10.00-12.30
£30 (including light refreshments)
Booking essential

Students everywhere have the power of a portable recording device in the palm of their hand and often use it to record school events, trips or during the learning process. This workshop equips participants with methods to support students in taking those learning experiences further into mini film projects.

With new media and technology at the forefront of new pedagogies and paramount in the enhancement of deeper learning, this session will look to access some of the facilities that all students have available to them at the touch of a button and how these can facilitate creative play in a dynamic and exciting way.

Participants are invited and encouraged to bring along their own digital technology for use within the session, as hands-on training will be offered on all types of mobile phones or recording devices. Also as a part of the session, basic post-production and editing training on a variety of smartphone editing applications will be provided, so that each participant can realise their ideas through film and culminate the session in a finished product.

Drawing and Painting with Film
Sat 18 Mar 2017 / 10.00-15.30
£50 (including light refreshments, not including lunch)
Booking essential

Using techniques such as 'painting' and 'drawing' with film, this practical session led by artist and educator, Bex Harvey, provides an alternative, new media approach to image and mark-making in a digital age.

As a part of the session, basic post-production and editing on platforms such as Adobe Premiere Pro and iMovie will be provided, so that each participant can realise their ideas through film and culminate the session in a finished product.

With a focus on informing and equipping teachers with knowledge and practical training in a variety of digital equipment used in image and sound making, this session will also offer the opportunity to discuss and recommend areas in which digital technology can be utilised as an aid to students' learning through a hands-on approach.

Participants are invited and encouraged to bring along their own digital technology for use within this session; hands-on training will be offered on all types of cameras or recording devices. Canon DSLR cameras will be provided for those wishing to further their skills on new equipment.