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“Film:  It is not just staring at the screen” led by Rob Smith


Film and image now fills the world of our young people.  With over 300 hours of film uploaded to YouTube every minute film is quickly becoming the home literacy of students.   Rob talk about  how, as teachers, we can embed film and image into existing practices to enhance the reading and writing process.

Rob will explore how film can aid the key comprehension skills through VIPERS and demonstrate how film not only inspires young writers but scaffolds the narrative process and models effective techniques.

This is a twilight event starting at 4:00pm with a light buffet.  The main conference will take place between 4:30-6:30pm.



Rob Smith set up The Literacy Shed from his dining room table in 2012 whilst teaching full time in a primary school in the North West of England.  From blogging about the films he was using with his class, to a site filled with 300+ short films and animations, the website has gone from strength to strength.

Rob now travels the world evangelizing about the use of film and image in the classroom and how they can benefit reading and writing practice.

In his talks, Rob demonstrates how film and image can help ignite a passion for writing whilst modelling and scaffolding the process.  He shows his audience that film can aid comprehension skills such as inference, deduction, prediction and more.

Rob’s techniques are now being used in 1000s of schools around the world and are having a positive impact upon the children whose teachers use them.

For more information please visit: www.literacyshed.com


£35 per person + VAT (including buffet on arrival)


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email: info@gatewayalliance.co.uk


University of Warwick Kirby Corner Road
Coventry , CV4 7AL

Who's Attending

175 people are attending Teachers’ Conference – Rob Smith from Literacy Shed (Summer 2018)

  • Siobhan Marrow
  • Karen Johnson
  • Susan Bostock
  • liz bradbury
  • Christian Hilton
  • Elaine Field
  • Emma Thrussell
  • Jen James
  • Matt James
  • Dawn Wilson
  • Debby Hughes
  • Emma Towlson
  • Sharon Thorpe
  • Katherine Watson
  • Fiona Caddick
  • Ricky Emms
  • Julie Leeman
  • Nicki Campbell
  • Sarah Moore
  • Caroline Bowley
  • Clare Fletcher
  • Robert Dadley
  • Jenny Cana
  • Liesl Dagg
  • Katie Dominy
  • Helen Devine
  • Emma Longworth
  • Rebecca Richards
  • Lynne Norris
  • Tracey McGeever
  • Des Hewitt
  • Brenda Law
  • Lynne Thompson
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