South Australian Teachers Invitation to Filmpond (formerly ClassMovies)
Celebrating Teachers for World Teachers Day
Watch our celebration of teachers, featuring South Australian personalities, teachers and students talking about what teachers and teaching means to them.
South Australian teachers are invited to share their teaching and learning experiences.
Are you a South Australian teacher who has a positive story to tell about your teaching experiences? The Board’s partnership with Filmpond is an exciting initiative that will allow teachers to showcase their best teaching and learning practices through the creation of short professional movies.
What is Filmpond?
Filmpond is a revolutionary documentary making system that allows you to capture your teaching practice through the production of an authentic short film without the need for production/editing skills or expensive equipment.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your idea further and for help to get started on your film. Once you have shot your footage a skilled editor will work with you to produce a professionally edited movie.
It is our aim that these movies will promote discussion and provide guidance that will assist teachers to engage in meaningful discussions around teaching and professional teaching. Your documentary will be accessible on the TRBSA Filmpond channel.
Who pays for this?
Each movie made through Filmpond is funded by the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. The Board believes that supporting professional learning means sharing knowledge for the benefit of the whole teaching profession.
What do I need to do?
Once you’ve received your starter pack, you will need to capture 60 minutes of footage via a digital video camera, iPad or other device. This may include footage of your classroom practice, interactions with students, personal reflections, and discussions with parents and colleagues. Where appropriate, you can align your professional learning story with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. You will also need to make sure that you have your Principal’s permission to participate.
Filmpond Launch 2015
On 2 December 2015, Education Minister Susan Close joined Board members, Phillip Lewis CEO of Filmpond and guests from the education sector to celebrate our first group of movies. The Board would like to sincerely thank our first group of film-makers for participating in this project:
- Simon Roos-Freeman
- The Lead Teachers Association of South Australia
- Saraya Stewart
- Andrew Napier
Want to make your own movie? It's easy - just order a Starter Pack by clicking on the link below.
You can view more images from the launch event on our Facebook post.