Engaging Students in Secondary Drama

Ron Thomas
Director and Faciliator of Speak with Power
All the strategies, resources & experience you need to engage students in Secondary Drama; skills acquisition process through to performance.
Target Audience
Late Primary to senior secondary drama teachers
19 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course is a hands on immersion in successful strategies that Engage students deeply in Drama. They cover:
Managing the drama classroom
Strategies to win over boys
Multiple ways into character
Introducing movement surreptitiously
Improvisation strategies
Running a Theatre Sports Competition
Using “Thank God you are here” in the classroom
Mime skills and scenarios
Clowning
Commedia D’Ell Arte
Voice training
Radio plays and how to perform them
Interpreting scripts
From the author of ‘Engaging Students in Drama’ Phoenix Education.

Audience

Late Primary to senior secondary drama teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

This course is highly interactive. Participants will actually perform activities presented if capable.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 30/11/2017 Sydney CBD Places available $364 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

An Engaging Start

1 hour and 40 minutes

Physical Warm Up: Pirateship Manual
Get to Know you activities Pairs on different tables Manual
Trust Activities Workshop New Partner
THE DRAMA CLASSROOM Manual Discussion
CD Contents CD On screen
Character through Animals Workshop Manual
Character through Laban Workshop
Machines Workshop Manual
Plenary: great ideas/etc

Building skills without losing Engagement

1 hour and 40 minutes

Teaching good Improvisation
• Exploding Realities p 13
• Theatre Sports: ‘In a .. With a … While a …’ p 17
• Running a Competition p 14 On screen
Mime
• “What are you doing?” p 18
• Teaching Complex mime – Mime scenarios workshop
Voice
• Voices off Play
• Script (Bump in the Night or Under Milk Wood)
Thank God You’re here
• Groups does and discuss Play
Comedy
• Green guide with remote Play
• Clowning Manual/Discuss
Plenary
Idea sharing – resources – great lessons – great contacts

Engaging in Performance

1 hour and 40 minutes

Creating Meaningful Monologues Manual CD
Dynamic Duologues Manual
Introducing Public Performance/Scripts Manual Workshop
Introducing Public Performance/Dramaturgy Workshop
Drama in History Manual CD On screen
Commedia Dell’Arte Manual CD On Screen
Plenary Idea sharing
Evaluation

What To Bring

Clothes that allow movement

User Rating

4.9

Latest Reviews

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Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Christine Murray on 30/06/2017

A small group but there was plenty of practical, interactive activities that can be taken back and applied to my teaching.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Nicola Read on 30/06/2017

Organised and well-structured presentation. Lots of resources incorporated and good information and ideas from Ron and the other participants.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Sarah Kelly on 30/06/2017

Well paced with relevant material. Lots of resources, good activities that would work for junior drama.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Courtney Wilcock on 30/06/2017

Insightful and engaging. Great ideas to engage reluctant drama students.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Andrew Hall on 16/12/2016

A great resource fueled, hands on PD!!

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Alish Darab on 16/12/2016

Some extremely thoughtful & innovative ways to teach drama were explored. Thank you for your assistance.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Erin West on 16/12/2016

Fantastic. I was engaged all day. The content was perfect for the “middle school” year groups I teach.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Isra Constantine on 16/12/2016

So many resources, hands on activities – so important to be able to do so can teach! Ron is a fabulous presenter – so much knowledge and experience. I learnt so much today – loved it!

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
16/12/2016

Rich in resources and experience. Very useful activities/experiences.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
16/12/2016

More than expected. Great group. Great presenter. Feeling inspired!!

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Candice Plunket on 16/12/2016

Thank you so much, such and engaging course. The amount of resources are invaluable. I feel inspired to go ahead and teach with confidence.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Erin Foster on 17/06/2016

The practical application of this course was outstanding. I’ve never been to a PD where I’ve left with so many things to put in my “Toolbox.” This course was absolute value for money. It would have cost me a fortune to buy the resources and days to resource for what I got in my pack.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
17/06/2016

Covered many topics and provided excellent models/examples and exercises. Great with sharing resources also!

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
17/06/2016

All workshops were engaging and useful. The resources given are detailed and easy to understand.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Abby Holz on 17/06/2016

The course was very practical and provided me with strategies as well as resources to support for use in the classroom.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Carla Weijers on 17/06/2016

Covered everything in booklet - good range of practical/discussion time. Ron knew content. He was very thorough.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Melissa Blomeley on 17/06/2016

It is so good to get a whole toolkit of practical activities that I can use with my students. Ron was also very generous with sharing resources.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Amy Ingram on 17/06/2016

Excellent activities. Ron was extremely friendly and explained workshops thoroughly. Amazed by his booklet. It is such a great resource! More than I have ever received by a TTA course. Emailed us with more! I liked how he encourage us to share. So helpful.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Ashlea Ross on 17/06/2016

Fantastic course! Ron was very knowledgeable and generous with sharing his resources! It’s given me a lot to think about how to change and improve my programs.


About the team


Ron Thomas

Creator

Australia wide Facilitator and Key note speaker for various Teacher Training providers in the Australian Curriculum, English, Writing, Drama and Debating.
Facilitator for G.A.T.E.WAYS gifted and talented students programs nationwide. Author of ‘Engaging Students in Drama’ Phoenix Education. Workshop presenter for VATE and Drama Victoria. My business runs seminars in Public Speaking, Leadership and Debating skills for students. I also run in school seminars for staff in the above plus English in the Australian Curriculum. Published Feature writer and poet.