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Primary Professional Learning

CURRICULUM SERIES

SCHOOL DRAMA – DRAMA PEDAGOGY AS LITERACY TOOL
A partnership between Canberra Theatre Centre, Sydney Theatre Company and University of Sydney

SCHOOL DRAMA is a 7-week teacher professional learning program with a difference. Teachers are paired with a teaching artist, who comes into your classroom each week over a term to embark on a co-mentoring program using drama to improve literacy outcomes in students.

See SCHOOL DRAMA page for more details or to submit an Expression of Interest.

CROSS CURRICULAR PROGRAMMING @ THE THEATRE

Wed 20 Feb | 9:30am – 3pm | $150 (Morning Tea included) | REGISTER HERE

Explore how to turn your theatre excursion into a term-long, cross-curricular program covering EVERY key learning area. Participants will unpack the unending curriculum possibilities from a single theatre excursion with your students – exploring every key learning area in a practical and theoretical way. Teachers will then engage in practical games and activities which can deepen the engagement of students to key learning concepts using drama as pedagogy. Finally, working in small groups, participants will develop a draft term-long program of learning related to an upcoming show in CTC’s 2019 Early Learning & Primary season.

CREATIVE ARTS SPECIALISTS – NETWORK MEETING

Thurs 4 April | 4pm – 6pm | FREE | REGISTER HERE

Calling all Primary Creative Arts Specialists! Keen to connect with other CAPA specialists? Canberra Theatre Centre and ACT Drama Association are thrilled to host this network teach/meet session for 2019. Over a light afternoon tea, Creative Arts Specialists are encouraged to meet, share about your discipline and practice, uncover new program ideas and plug into a co-mentoring network across the systems. Connect with your secondary and college peers and if you’re keen, ACTDA will develop a specialist buddy across the systems to discuss practice, share wisdom, problem solve and learn new ideas from each other.

TECHNICAL SERIES FOR ASSEMBLY, PERFORMANCE & EVENTS


TEACHER STAGE MANAGEMENT COURSE

Tues 12 March | 4pm – 7pm |$60 | REGISTER HERE

Are you managing a large number of students through assemblies, performances or school events? Would you benefit from a personalized workshop from Canberra Theatre Centre’s experienced professional technical producer? Then this workshop is for you! This course will provide you the skills and knowledge to stage-manage your next school event or show. A school production is an exciting experience for teachers, students and parents alike, and this course gives you the knowledge to ensure the production runs smoothly.

LIGHTING FOR ASSEMBLY, PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Wed 13 March | 4pm – 7pm | $60 | REGISTER HERE

The school stage will light up with the best technical design! If you working out how to design your school’s lighting system to best highlight the talents of your students- this workshop is perfectly suited to you. Come along with your questions and be ready to gain tips and tricks for your particular equipment, production or school event. Canberra Theatre Centre’s Head of Lighting will provide you a range of practical skills in lighting.

SOUND FOR ASSEMBLY, PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Thurs 14 March | 4pm – 7pm | $60 | REGISTER HERE

Are you preparing for a school production and would like the 101 on sound management? Enroll in this workshop run by Canberra Theatre Centre’s Head Audio Technician. Learn all the skills to maximize the production of your school event using microphones, amplifiers and speakers. Understand how to make the most out of your school’s equipment and have your questions answered by an expert.

Secondary Professional Learning

TEXT & PERFORMANCE SERIES

SCRIPT ANALYSIS | FOR TEACHERS & SENIOR STUDENTS

3 Thursdays – 14, 21, 28 March | 4pm – 7pm | $225 (Daily afternoon tea included) | REGISTER HERE

Whether you are tackling a play for a text study in Drama or English or preparing students for staging a text in production, this workshop will provide a clear process to technically unpack a text in a practical way. Teachers will learn strategies for tackling narrative plays with linear and non-linear structures and develop confidence in approaching complex, non-narrative based texts too. In addition to sharpening your own skills, this workshop will assist senior students to more efficiently unearth and articulate the key components needed to ace the analysis, develop sophisticated production concepts and designs or fully realise complex characters in performance. Take your skills to the next level over 3 sessions.

Presenter – Karla Conway | Director, Dramaturg, Theatre-maker (& ex-Drama teacher!)

THE MISSING ELEMENT OF DRAMA – OBJECTIVES

Thurs 9 May | 10am – 5pm | $175 (includes morning tea) | REGISTER HERE

Elements of Drama – sounds comprehensive? Except there is one overarching element that is missing – OBJECTIVES. Without objectives, all the other elements of drama exist in isolation, and in isolation, they are meaningless. In order for students to fully understand how to make bold, sophisticated choices in relation to a character, production design or a directing concept, they must understand how to identify objectives (of the character or of the work as a whole), how to test them to see if they are right, how to break them down into playable tactics and THEN how to manipulate the elements of drama to achieve them.

This workshop is a practical exploration of OBJECTIVES – what they are, how they function, how we find them, test, pursue and achieve them.

For teachers who are also overwhelmed trying to assess the elements of drama individually for every student during group performances, this workshop will be a revelation!

Presenter – Karla Conway | Director, Dramaturg, Theatre-maker (& ex-Drama teacher!)

TECHNICAL THEATRE SERIES

STAGE MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE WITH CTC’S TECHNICAL PRODUCER

Tues 12 March | 4pm – 7pm |$60 | REGISTER HERE

Stage Managers are fundamental to the smooth and organised running of a production from rehearsal to performance. They manage the rehearsal room, prepare the prompt copy, transition and call the show in the theatre and lead their company through the whole process. This workshop will look at what is involved in stage management and participants will develop practical skills to use in a school or theatre setting across a range of event types. The session will involve scheduling, rehearsals, developing a prompt copy or run sheet, coordinating work of the crew, calling shows and key points of communication with the production team to ensure smooth delivery of all elements, on time.

Presenter – Roni Wilkinson | Stage Manager, CTC Technical Producer

LIGHTING WORKSHOP WITH CTC’S HEAD OF LIGHTING

Wed 13 March | 4pm – 7pm | $60 | REGISTER HERE

This practical session will look at families of light fixtures and how to use them, how to set up and pack down light systems including DMX. Through the process participants will come to understand and practically demonstrate how to select the right instruments then rig, focus, patch and manipulate lighting states using your control desks. Questions on equipment specific to your workplace or project will also be answered. Don’t miss out.

Presenter – Stefan Wronski | CTC Head of Lighting

SOUND WORKSHOP WITH CTC’S HEAD AUDIO TECHNICIAN

Thurs 14 March | 4pm – 7pm | $60 | REGISTER HERE

Learn about PA setups, microphones, amplifiers, speakers and mixing systems that may be appropriate for your workplace. Questions on your equipment specific to your workplace or project will also be answered – a practical session on the use of sound in live performance.

Presenter – Petar Milinkovic | CTC Head Audio Technician