Achieving Quality in Drama - Advanced Strategies

Ron Thomas
Director and Faciliator of Speak with Power
From inspiration to perspiration! Strategies and knowledge to draw out the best from your students and prepare them for success in Senior Drama
Target Audience
All secondary Drama teachers. Drama teachers who want to teach Senior Drama
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

• Instilling quality from the beginning
• Moving them out of their comfort zone
• Creating a portfolio of skills
• Competence across all the Dramatic Elements
• Using the Australian Curriculum to inspire diversity and empathy
• Teaching production skills off stage and on stage
• Building towards Senior Drama

Audience

All secondary Drama teachers.
Drama teachers who want to teach Senior Drama

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

This seminar is highly interactive. All major strategies will be workshopped so they are fully understood and implemented. Anyone who has done ‘Engaging students in Secondary Drama’ will know how active it will be. Also a lot of visual media will be used as models.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
01/12/2017 Sydney CBD Places available $364 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Raising the bar on quality performance

1 hour and 30 minutes

ACARA – SENIOR EMPHASES
DEFINITIONS
ELEMENTS OF DRAMA
CONTENTS Of manual and CD 15 mins
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT General Tips – Talk
SCRIPT TO PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
(Dramatic Elements – Role/Relationships)
‘Doll’ SCRIPTS 20 mins
QUALITY IMPROVISATION
Yielding/Saving/Empowering/Making others look good 20 mins
EXTENDING THEIR COMFORT ZONE: General Tips
‘Vanity’ machine working from movement
(Dramatic Elements Space/Movement) 25 mins
WORKING FROM ABSTRACT IDEAS
Do Poem to Performance Plan 10 mins

The Tools For Personal Dramatic growth

1 hour and 45 minutes

SKILLS PORTFOLIO – Building evidence of excellence 10 mins
TEACHING THE DRAMATIC ELEMENTS EFFECTIVELY -
Role and Char/Relationships – Talk
Situation: Workshop: Antarctica
Focus: Workshop Mime/Construction site
Tension: Workshop
Time: Workshop – Romeo & Juliet. Vision Ian McKellen
Prepare 15 mins Perform 15 mins Discuss 10 mins. Total – 40 mins
Language/Mood & Atmosphere – Talk
CONSTRUCTING DRAMAS USING THE ELEMENTS
Using AC – Sustainability – Global Warming Apocalypse Movement Piece
Brainstorm – What/How 10 mins
Workshop 15 mins
Perform 15 mins
Plenary 15 mins

PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES EVEN FURTHER

1 hour and 15 minutes

USING THE AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM TO DRIVE DIVERSITY AND EMPATHY – Asia/ATSI
Clips and Websites for Asian Theatre
Talk/Workshop – Creating a Tableaux of Asian Immigration 15 mins
TEACHING PRODUCTION SKILLS AND UTILISING THEM
Talk – Assignment
Student Clip – Assessing Production Skills
Assignment: Consider the following decisions made by these SA students on: - Acting/Costume/Dramaturgy/Lighting/Make Up/Props/Set/Stage Management
What decision have they made?
Evaluate the effectiveness of each decision? 15 mins
BUILDING TOWARDS SENIOR DRAMA
Talk – Non-Naturalism
Non-naturalistic Dramatic Element – Symbol
Workshop #1: Puppets/Galactic Council/Breakfast Opera 5 mins
Workshop #2: Three Ages/Three Eras – create a symbol 10 mins
TEACHING BRECHTIAN CONCEPTS
Talk – Notes
Workshop: A Brechtian Drama designed to make us face an issue Prepare 10 mins Perform 5 mins 15 mins
Plenary/Resource Sharing/Evaluation 15 mins

What To Bring

USB stick, clothes to move in, resources and ideas to share

User Rating

4.3

Latest Reviews

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Achieving Quality in Drama - Advanced Strategies
19/12/2016

Great opportunity for collegial duscussion – I have learnt a lot. So lovely to have an opportunity to have resources.

Achieving Quality in Drama - Advanced Strategies
by Lucy Bryant on 19/12/2016

Good resources to take away. Getting up and physically doing the activities allowed me to see how the students would feel. (Sorry I was a little off at times)

Achieving Quality in Drama - Advanced Strategies
19/12/2016

Loved discussions about the elements. Realized I do not touch on them enough. Enjoyed the script analysis. Subvert activities were great. Need a course more heavily focused on the group performance. Thank you.


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.