Into Film is a UK-wide education charity, supported by the BFI with Lottery funding, which puts film at the heart of children and young people's learning and personal development. It offers numerous opportunities for teaching and learning through film including: free film clubs offering access to a diverse catalogue of thousands of films, dynamic curriculum linked and enrichment resources, guidance for filmmaking and film reviewing, training and CPD for teachers, and a free, education-focused annual Into Film Festival for 5-19 year-olds which is the world’s largest youth film festival.
A series of curriculum-linked resources and new teacher training from the education charity Into Film invites teachers and students to explore issues relating to online safety using the magic of the moving image. Created, respectively, for Key Stage 2 (or equivalent), Key Stage 3 and 4, and Key Stage 5, the charity’s Staying Safe Online resource – featuring teachers’ notes and Powerpoint presentations - uses carefully selected films and related activities to help educate young people on how to use technology safely and respectfully, in keeping with the Safer Internet Day 2016 theme ‘Play Your Part for a Better Internet’.
Education charity Into Film, in partnership with its main funder the British Film Institute (BFI), have launched Teaching Literacy Through Film, a new, free online course running from 25th January 2016. The MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is the first of its kind in teaching literacy through film. Running over four weeks, the flexible course led by film education experts from the BFI and Into Film, and will examine the debate surrounding film as a vehicle for teaching literacy, alongside recent evidence demonstrating significant improvements in children’s reading and writing through use of film texts.