A NEW PRIMARY INSET FOR TEACHERS OF KEY STAGE 1

DRAMA DIRECT PRESENTS

USING DRAMA TO STIMULATE TALK FOR WRITING AT KEY STAGE 1

“New ideas for bringing stories to life for the younger pupils. Wonderful!”

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SALISBURY ARTS CENTRE
Wednesday 26th Nov 2008

9-0am to 3-30pm

Due to the success of our London Insets in 2007/8 we are now offering places on our exciting new Key Stage 1 Teachers’ 1 Day Course at Salisbury Arts Centre on Wed 26th Nov 2008 which will be presented by our Primary expert Gaynor Davies, a former County Inspector for Drama and Media.

Mission statement
A uniquely interactive and innovative workshop offering practical and transferable skills & strategies to aid and improve the teaching of drama at Key Stage One

Who should attend?
Key Stage One teachers and classroom assistants who want to develop drama skills to extend their teaching repertoire.
The inset:

This is a day of practical workshops for teachers and teaching assistants of Key Stage One who are unfamiliar with drama techniques but keen to have a go and learn!
You will learn lots of practical ways of getting your pupils to engage in imaginative and creative activities so they in turn will have plenty to talk and write about!
A variety of tried and tested drama strategies will be used to explore traditional stories and classic tales. We will also look at a wide range of different visual stimuli that are designed to help your pupils engage by making them think and giving them problems to explore and solve.

Delegates will each receive a course teaching pack giving full details of all the activities undertaken on the day, lunch, ongoing refreshments and much, much more!

Book early to avoid disappointment by calling Drama Direct now on:

01373-471486 

or

07977 068869

Or email:                                      mark@dramadirect.net

book via our website on:              www.dramadirect.net

Price:                                                £150 per delegate

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TIMETABLE

9.00 to 9.30 Meet & Greet/Coffee

9.30 to 10.45 SESSION 1
Using speaking, listening and drama games to extend teaching and learning strategies in the classroom

10.45 to 11-00 Tea/Coffee

11.00 to 12.30 SESSION 2
Developing drama, talk and writing from a well known traditional tale.

12.30 to 1-30 Lunch

1.30 to 2.30 SESSION 3
Page to Stage taking a story and turning in to a simple play for performing in school.

2.30 to 3.00 SESSION 4
More strategies!

3.15 to 3.30 PLENARY

3.30 End of Inset

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ABOUT OUR PRACTITIONER
GAYNOR DAVIES
Gaynor has over 30 years experience of working within the arts and education sector. A graduate of the Central School of Speech and Drama she was more recently the County Inspector for Drama and Media in Hampshire.
As well as managing and presenting a wide range of arts and education projects, Gaynor has contributed to major initiatives and projects led by Arts Council England, QCA, UNICEF, DCMS and most recently The Clore Leadership Governance Training Programme. A former external assessor for the Drama PGCE at Middlesex University and a current associate consultant for Drama Direct, she is a published author of a range of Drama and Educational books, materials and articles.
Using her extensive experience in schools and her uniquely engaging style, Gaynor offers a huge range of practical and creative training workshops that support the development of drama and creativity within the curriculum. These promote the principles of ‘learning in’ drama and ‘learning through’ drama, by employing active teaching and learning strategies that encourage problem-solving, thinking skills and collaborative working. A highly engaging solution for the Primary Teacher or Teaching Assistant of Drama at Key Stage One or any Primary Teacher who would like to learn drama skills to extend their teaching repertoire!

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TEACHER FEEDBACK

‘The session provided plenty of ideas for manageable drama activities and, most importantly, was great fun. It was an excellent opportunity for staff to work together.’

‘Exciting and full of innovative but classroom friendly ideas’

‘I’ve even seen confessed ‘drama shy’ teachers not only join-in the sessions but also leave inspired & prepared to ‘do’ drama with their pupils.’

‘A really innovative piece of drama work which teachers found inspiring. Gaynor moves teachers thinking and practice on in a very interactive and realistic way’.

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