9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Warm-up | STOMP-style body percussion
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
'When's the next upgrade?': The challenges of progress for the digital age student
Drama: A most effective link
This session will present the extensive reach of drama into other subjects, focusing primarily on languages. Teachers do not need to be performance specialists to use drama techniques, likewise they do not need to be fluent in a foreign language to adapt key words and sentences. Playing games is an important aspect of learning and can be the perfect link between theory and practice. For many students this can be the start of a journey leading to a new language, discovering a new culture and a new confidence.
Through a number of practical activities, participants will develop ways of improving their students' speaking, writing, listening and reading skills.
Aimed primarily at Early Years and Primary students, the activities are adaptable to KS3 and KS4.
Delegates will be able to:
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
40 ways to play one passage: Creative rehearsing for young ensembles
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
Do we need to decolonise our music lessons?
Creativity in the primary curriculum: Blodin the Beast
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
From intelligent practice to powerful performance: Demonstrating the Alexander technique at work
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Pathways to theatre work: What are the options?
Many students love theatre, but are not interested in being performers. There are many pathways into a career in theatre that do not involve performing, and it is essential for the sustainability of our art forms that we illuminate them.
By the end of this session, delegates will be able to:
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Free from performance anxiety: Performance with confidence and emotional resilience
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Performing Shakespeare with National Youth Theatre
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Panel Discussion: Inclusive approaches to instrumental music teaching
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
The Soft Sell: Promoting drama in a sceptical world
1:55 PM - 2:30 PM
Product Showcase: Teaching Music in the Cloud
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Engaging composition starters and plenaries for the KS4 and 5 classroom
2:40 PM - 3:35 PM
Feversham Primary presents: Music games
3:05 PM - 3:50 PM
Five ways to integrate digital technologies into classroom drama
This seminar interrogates how our new technological and cultural landscape can be harnessed and put to productive use in drama teaching.
The digital revolution is changing the way children and young people, live, learn and play. Like it or not, it is at the heart of their social interactions, the way they discover and understand the world they live in and how they consume art culture – including drama.
This seminar interrogates how this new technological and cultural landscape can be harnessed and put to productive use in drama teaching. It will offer insights into how the behaviours of todays ‘digital natives’ offer synergies with established drama methodologies, rather than working in opposition to them. It will demonstrate five practical strategies and techniques by which any teacher can deploy readily accessible and commonplace technologies to add value to existing classroom drama. Relevant to both primary and secondary teachers, the seminar will explore the uses of tech in live performance, process drama and cross curricular learning. Some examples of applied and educational theatre company C&T's work in this field will be used to illustrate these benefits.
From whiteboards to smartphones, virtual reality to augmented reality, this session will demystify digital technology providing user friendly and accessible techniques anyone can use to enrich their drama.
By the end of this session, delegates should:
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
How to sight-sing: A teacher’s guide
3:50 PM - 4:35 PM
A teacher's musical atlas
4:05 PM - 4:50 PM
This workshop will cover using mask to explore identity and emotional wellbeing, working to explore techniques and exercises that can be used to open up honest discussion around emotional wellbeing and supportive behaviours in an inclusive student environment.
By the end of this session, delegates will: