Teacher Training


TRAINER: João Católico

TRAINING RECIPIENTS: Exclusively for teachers of groups 100 and 100 (Kindergarten Educators and 1st Cycle Teachers).

IMPORTANT NOTE: This Training Course is relevant for career progression and also for the “scientific area” 8 DCP – Scientific and Pedagogical Domain of teachers from recruitment groups 100 and 110.

TRAINING DURATION: 25 hours (in-person)

10th, 24th, and 31st MAY (Friday) | from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
11th, 18th, 25th MAY (Saturday) | 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

LOCATION: FACE – Espinho Arts and Culture Forum.
Rua 41 & Av. S. João de Deus, 4500-386 Espinho

TRAINING AREA: B – Pedagogical Practice and Didactics in Teaching
REGIME: In-person
TRAINING ENTITY: Training Centre of the Association for ATEXXI Training. Accreditation Registration No. CCPFC/ENT – NI – 0192/23
COST: €65
REGISTRATION FORM: https://eu.jotform.com/build/240793763450360
Registration is only valid upon sending proof of payment to tesouraria@[email protected]
Option a): Full payment €65
Option b): Payment in two instalments: €35 together with registration; €30 by 6th May

NUMBER OF TRAINEES: Minimum: 16 (without which the training will not take place); Maximum: 20
Henrique Praça ([email protected])
Cristiano Ribeiro (payments): [email protected]

TRAINER (Biographical Note)
João Católico. Graduated as a Visual Education teacher in 1991, he joined the Post-Graduation in Visual Communication at the Porto School of Arts and Design in 1993. He completed his Master’s degree in Visual Education Teaching in 2011 at the Porto School of Education. He was part of the Organizing Committee of CINANIMA between 1992 and 1997; in 2018, he returned to CINANIMA as coordinator of its Educational Service where he dynamized and organized CINANIMA workshops, also directed the program “Prime1rº Children” having produced 12 animation shorts over two years, with 1st cycle students in different schools in the municipalities of Espinho and Ovar. He is currently a teacher at the Ovar Sul Grouping, where he has been coordinating the National Cinema Plan since 2013, guiding and dynamizing the animated image project “Letters & Images” in collaboration with the School Libraries Network and National Reading Plan.

New technologies have opened doors for anyone, even without advanced resources, to create animations with professional quality. This advancement also extends to the school environment, where teachers, now equipped with technological resources that were scarce two decades ago, have the opportunity to explore the universe of animated images in the classroom and in clubs.
The production of an animated short film not only involves the use of technologies but also stimulates creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration among students. Teachers, by guiding this process, become facilitators of active learning, promoting an education that goes beyond the traditional and incorporates practical and relevant elements for the contemporary world.
Empowering teachers with techniques and resources that allow them to explore autonomously is a crucial approach to promoting continuous professional development. In this Training Course that includes theory and fundamentally its practice, teachers will be empowered not only to use techniques and resources autonomously but also to become active agents of educational innovation in their individual and collective contexts.

Provide knowledge and varied techniques for the development of new teaching practices in the field of animation of images;
Provide the development of active teaching strategies applying moving images, reinforcing the importance for collaborative group work;
Raise awareness among teachers about the importance of integrating information and communication technologies into the teaching-learning process;
Know and use specific image manipulation and treatment software for the creation of didactic resources;
Critically analyse visual narratives, taking into account artistic techniques and technologies (comic strips, photography, multimedia, among others).


SESSION #01 – 10th May (3h)
History of Animation Cinema (theoretical-practical):
Pre-Cinema – construction and realization of some optical toys;
Thaumatrope, flip book, and La toupie fantoche.
Stages in the making of a film (theoretical):
Pre-production, production/direction, and post-production;
Logline; script, storyboard, and animatic.
Animation techniques (theoretical):
Drawing, cut-outs, volumes, stop motion, pixilation, rotoscoping, etc.

SESSION #02 – 11th May (6h)
4. Basic principles of animation (theoretical-practical):
Basic principles of animation;
Direction and trajectories (curvilinear, straight);
Movement in animation (uniform, deceleration/acceleration, pendulum);
Anticipation and distortion.

Selection of small texts to animate (theoretical-practical):
Construction of a storyboard using the free tool “Storyboarder”;
Creation of scenarios and characters.

SESSION #03 – 18th May (6h)
6. Frame by frame recording set (theoretical-practical):
Trick/tripod, lighting, camera, hardware;
Introduction to the “Arlo/Dragonframe” software;
Exploration of educational freeware and shareware software and their applications in an educational context (Studio Stop Motion, Animation Desk, and Brush Ninja, etc.).

Realization of planned sequences.

SESSION #04 – 24th May (3h)
7. Realization of planned sequences (continued).

SESSION #05 – 25th May (4h)
7. Realization of planned sequences (conclusion).

Editing and Post-Production:
Introduction to DaVinci Resolve/shotCut software;
Audio capture and mastering;
Exploration of educational freeware and shareware software and their applications in an educational context (Shotcut and Soundation -web app).

SESSION #06 – 31st May (3h)
9. Screening of the film(s) made and analysis of the various options taken:
Reflection on the application of active teaching strategies in the development of animated images as a form of communication.



The quantitative evaluation of the trainees to be used will be on a scale of 1 to 10 values ​​and the assignment of a number of hours, according to the accreditation record of the CCPFC, considering a positive classification from 5 values ​​in the mentioned scale, with a classification being established from 5 to 6.4 values for Regular performance; 6.5 to 7.9 for Good performance; 8 to 8.9 for Very Good performance; 9 to 10 for Excellent performance.
• Final work: 40%
• Commitment and participation in sessions: 40%
• Report: 20%

Completion of a questionnaire by trainees and trainers referencing the following aspects:
• Frequency rate and monitoring of the action;
• Organizational and pedagogical quality of the training;
• Quality of the produced materials;
• Degree of applicability to pedagogical and didactic practice.

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