Workshops

Bichitra Pathshala is involved in providing workshops for parents,teachers and children across a range of themes such as : Physical sciences – Physics & Chemistry, Environmental sciences, Bio diversity, Art, Craft & Language, Mathematics, Life Skills, History & Geography, Environmental awareness, Media education, Film appreciation, Creative writing, Pedagogy & Good Parenting.

WORKSHOPS
FOR TEACHERS:

Tools in Schools
A workshop to discuss and fine tune methodologies of using cinema in the classroom, at these workshops, lecture demonstrations given by teachers will be critiqued and evaluated by the experts on our panel and the best lesson plans will be rewarded.

Film Appreciation
For teachers who use cinema in the classroom, we offer an in depth understanding of cinema as an art form as well as resource material. A week long intensive workshop, preferably during the summer vacation will be held for teachers, to discuss the aesthetics and language of world cinema.

Skill Enhancement
On request from sufficient number of teachers,(at least 15) we offer workshops to develop the technical skills of video editing, web publishing, the use of graphics software etc

FOR CHILDREN
Project based summer workshops
Workshops on exciting topics that are not necessarily part of the curriculum, but linked to it, will be announced for children of various age groups. In these workshops we offer a thorough exploration of the project topic through field visits, experiencial learning and group activities for making the final presentations. The children will be encouraged to video record their explorations and make simple films.

Other Activities:
BICHITRA UTSAVA:  Festival of films & a media mela for children
BICHITRA JOURNAL: An online journal to explore pedagogical aspects of learning with moving images

PRODUCTION
Production Pool Workshops: There is an acute shortage of short films for children in India. Through the Production Pool workshop, we encourage media and cinema students to develop ideas for short films and pitch their ideas to heads of funding organizations.

Productions on Request: On request from organizations, we shall produce video documentations of unique educational techniques and methodologies for easier dissemination of these methodologies.

A sample list of the types of workshops, we can conduct can be provided on request.

To know about the upcoming workshops, please look up our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/toolsinschools/

We can also design custom made workshops on request. If you are interested in any of the workshops, please write to us : bichitrapathshala@gmail.com