Teachers of general education invited to apply for the online professional development conference ‘Film and Media for Education’


From September 17 to September 22, 2020 the Latvian Academy of Culture together with partners from Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia are organizing a professional development conference ‘Film and Media for Education. Take 2’, and for the first time it will take place online with live webinars and digital hands-on workshops. The target audience of the conference are teachers of general education representing all disciplines and fields of study, as the information and materials offered within the seminar are universal and can be integrated into any subject, be it history, literature, math or sciences.

The conference is organized within the framework of the Nordplus Horizontal project ‘Film and Media for Education. Take 2’, with its digital environment created by the experts from the educational training network ‘HUMAN’.

Within the first and second wave of the project more than 200 teachers from all five partner countries were recruited and during 2 extensive professional development conferences in Tallinn and in Riga were provided with practical skills on how to integrate film and media literacy into their curriculum. In order to transfer the contents of the conference to the digital environment successfully, special attention is devoted to the development of the practical workshops, which will now be stored on the digital training platform ‘HUMAN’ and accessible for partake to all participants at their own pace and time. The workshops will be supplemented by two webinars on August 17 and 22, during which the participants will be able to get acquainted with the ‘Film and Media for Education’ community, including teachers-ambassadors from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Denmark and Finland.

The working language of the seminar is English.

The application deadline is September 11, 2020.