School Drama™ returns to the Border region in 2020!
School Drama is a professional learning program that partners Primary School teachers with professional performing artists for 7 weeks, for one school term – inspiring a passion for reading, critical thinking, performance and oral literacy.
A partnership between Sydney Theatre Company, Murray Arts and HotHouse Theatre, School Drama has a dual focus. The primary focus is on the individual teacher’s professional learning. With this in mind, a Teaching Artist will model how to use process drama-based strategies with quality children’s literature to improve teaching and learning. The secondary focus is on improving student literacy and engagement.
Since 2015, 18 schools and 39 teachers in Albury-Wodonga have participated in the program, with excellent feedback and enthusiasm. While the cost for 1 teacher in Sydney to participate in the program is $1,500, the cost for teachers in our region is just $600 each (subsidised by $900 each).
Completing School Drama Classic will contribute 15 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.4.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.5.2, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.5.2, 3.6.2, 4.1.2, 5.3.2, 5.4.2, 6.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintain Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Expression of interest for the 2020 School Drama program is now open. Please fill out the form HERE.
Please note the EOI title states: ALBURY WODONGA – however, this program is open to any Primary School in the Murray Arts region.
Expressions of interest are open to Primary Schools located within the Murray Arts footprint of City of Wodonga, Indigo Shire and Towong Shire in VIC and Federation Council, Greater Hume Council and Albury City in NSW.
Don’t let your school miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary opportunity. Information about the program is available on the Sydney Theatre Company’s website HERE.
WORKSHOP: All teachers are invited to attend a professional development workshop with Director of Education, John Nicholas Saunders from Sydney Theatre Company, 4pm-7pm on Monday 16 March 2020 at The Studio, HotHouse Theatre. The workshop will include practical approaches to using drama to improve literacy in your classroom. Book workshop HERE
© Photos are of Rachel McNamara (one of the local teaching artists) and taken by Manifeasto Photography.