Professional Development Programme Autumn Term 2018

All You Need to Know if You’re a Teacher Wanting to Work with Artists

Monday 17th September
St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Tredegar
3:45pm – 5:45pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/all-you-need-to-know-if-youre-a-teacher-wanting-to-work-with-artists-tickets-47714105173

Wednesday 19th September
Maindee Primary School, Newport
3:45pm – 5:45pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/all-you-need-to-know-if-youre-a-teacher-wanting-to-work-with-artists-tickets-47714904564

Overview
These workshops are aimed at teachers who have never worked with an artist or cultural organisation before, or who want expert advice on enhancing their current processes when working with artists.

The workshop will cover:

  • An overview of Creative Learning through the Arts – an Action Plan for Wales, and how schools can access opportunities and funding on offer
  • Why the Arts? Understanding the distinct contribution the arts can make to learning and inclusion
  • Understanding how artists work, and the language they use to describe their practice
  • How to collaborate with artists and organisation – including planning, briefs, contracts, monitoring and evaluation, and payments

Facilitator
David Powell is the managing director of Upbeat Music and Arts, and has vast experience of working in a range of settings and with all ages and abilities. In March 2017, David was presented with the Creativity and Innovation Award at the Gwent Schools Awards. He is also one of the network’s Arts Champions – professional educators who champion the work of the regional networks and are available for free mentoring sessions for teachers.

 


All You Need to Know if You’re an Artist Wanting to Work in Schools

Wednesday 19th September
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran
10am – 3pm
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/all-you-need-to-know-if-youre-an-artist-wanting-to-work-in-schools-tickets-38628321349

Overview

This workshop is aimed at artists and cultural practitioners who have no previous experience of working in schools but are interested in doing so.

The workshop will cover:

  • An overview of Creative Learning through the Arts – an Action Plan for Wales
  • The culture of schools, including frameworks and language used
  • Arts projects in schools and how to plan, deliver and evaluate them
  • Your responsibilities as a freelancer, including insurance, DBS check etc.

Facilitator

Louise Tolcher-Goldwyn is the Senior Education Officer at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre and has a wealth of experience working with pupils and teachers at the centre and in schools throughout the region ¬– as well as through the Criw Celf programme.

 

Louise is also one of the network’s Arts Champions – professional educators who champion the work of the regional networks and are available for free mentoring sessions for teachers.

 


Making a Drawing Robot from Scrap Electronics in Support of the Digital Competency Framework

Friday 21st September
The Riverfront Arts Centre, Newport
10am – 3pm
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-a-drawing-robot-from-scrap-electronics-in-support-of-the-digital-competency-framework-tickets-42627343532

Overview
This workshop is aimed at teachers, educators and artists working in schools who are interested in delivering activities based on creative technologies to teach aspects of digital competency and numeracy.

Although primarily aimed at beginners, participants with intermediary skills in programming or electronics might find the overall approach to digital competency inspirational.

You will first make a doodle bot (a small drawing machine) using found and cheap materials. You will then work with a Microbit, an educational programmable device that can be used for a wide range of projects, and merge the two to make a programmable drawing robot.

The session will finish with an open dialogue where you can discuss your needs, ask and suggest ideas, enquire about technical aspects or how to implement in the classroom the techniques you have learned.

Please note: Attendees need to bring their own laptop to this workshop.

 

Facilitator

Paul Granjon is a media art and performance artist working with self-made machines, who has exhibited internationally and teaches Fine Art at the Cardiff School of Art and Design. He has experience of working in schools and has led a project on the Lead Creative Schools scheme.

 


Quick Arts Outdoors

Friday 21st September
Transporter Bridge / Waterloo Hotel, Newport
10am – 3pm
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/quick-arts-outdoors-tickets-47762900120

Overview
This workshop is suitable for teachers, educators and artists working in schools who are keen to explore new ideas for outdoor arts activities. To help attendees with Welsh language development, keywords and phrases will be taught in context throughout the day.

You will gain a range of activities and games that incorporate art and movement, which can be used to deliver other aspects of the school curriculum such as literacy and numeracy. All the activities will be inspired by the history and impact of the location – the Transporter Bridge in Newport – as a way to demonstrate how you can use place to initiate creative learning.

This event is delivered in partnership with Newport Museums and Heritage Service.

 

Facilitators

Kate Verity is a community artist who has 19 years of experience working in schools, and with all ages and abilities at community events and festivals. She is also one of the network’s Arts Champions – professional educators who champion the work of the regional networks and are available for free mentoring sessions for teachers.

 

Bethan Ryland is a dance and drama facilitator and has set up Pili Pala Arts Wales, delivering high quality arts sessions to individuals and community groups. She has 11 years experience working in schools to deliver PPA sessions and afterschool clubs, as well as involvement in Lead Creative Schools projects. She teaches drama at USW and Newman University, Birmingham.

 


Secret Life of Objects

Wednesday 26th September
Abergavenny Museum, Abergavenny
10am – 3pm
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/secret-life-of-objects-tickets-47768045510

Following on from the success of previous workshops and our Secret Life of Objects resource, we’re providing the opportunity for more teachers, educators and artists working in schools to have training on this creative pedagogy, which can be used across the curriculum and both inside and out of the classroom.

This practical approach, which uses objects from museum collections, has been developed specifically for the Arts and Education Network: South East Wales, and can be adapted for use with any objects, such as musical instruments, paintings and food.

Download your free copy of The Secret Life of Objects Learning Resource (available in English and Welsh) from:

https://www.artsandeducationnetworksewales.org/en/resources/

 

Facilitator

Karin Molson is the learning manager at Monmouthshire Museums Service and has years of experience working with pupils in the classroom and in the county’s museums. She has developed the Secret Life of Objects creative approach in partnership with Lucy-Ann Pickering from The Royal Mint Museum and Mark Batchelder from The Winding House Museum.

 

Karin is also one of the network’s Arts Champions – professional educators who champion the work of the regional networks and are available for free mentoring sessions.

 


Introduction to Animation

Thursday 27th September
Newbridge Memo, Newbridge
10am – 3pm
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-animation-tickets-47218431600

Overview

This workshop will be useful to teachers, educators and artists working in schools with no previous familiarity with animation.

Experienced animation tutors will teach you everything you need to know to get started. It’s a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn essential animation techniques – from pixilation (using the body) to cut-out (making puppets with card). The workshop will cover techniques that can be used across the key stages.

Facilitator

Winding Snake have built an international reputation running a diverse range of workshops and training sessions in filmmaking, animation, media literacy, video game design, and the creative arts. They have experience of working in schools, including on Lead Creative Schools projects.

 


All You Need to Know if You’re an Experienced Artist Already Working in Schools

Tuesday 16th October
Blackwood Miners’ Institute, Blackwood
10am – 3pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/all-you-need-to-know-if-youre-an-experienced-artist-already-working-in-schools-tickets-47770171870

 

Overview

This event is aimed at artists with years of experience working in schools and who are well established in their practice. It offers an opportunity to share, develop and network with your peers.

The day will include:

  • Examples of best practice from around the world plus impact case studies
  • Opportunity to share your experience of working in schools with peers
  • Advice and discussion on working in schools post 2020 and the end of the Creative Learning through the Arts programme, with focus on the legacy of the scheme and the roll-out of the new curriculum

Facilitators

David Chamberlain and Kate Verity from Caerphilly Arts Development will join network staff to facilitate the day. All have vast experience of working in and with schools on creative projects.

 


Storytelling for Arts Projects with Daniel Morden

Tuesday 23rd October
Caldicot Castle, Caldicot
10am – 3pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/storytelling-for-arts-projects-with-daniel-morden-tickets-47769424635

Overview
Storytelling is an ancient art form connecting and enlightening humanity across time, space and culture. Join Daniel Morden for a day of inspiration and insight into the art of storytelling and how it can be used effectively in the classroom.

This workshop is ideal for teachers, educators and artists working in schools who want to gain knowledge and techniques in storytelling for supporting literacy and creative writing, empathy and emotional intelligence, and as a foundation for creative projects delivered in schools.

 

Facilitator

Daniel Morden is one of the leading exponents in the art of storytelling and has delighted audiences around the world with his performances, including at the Vancouver, Oslo and Yukon storytelling festivals, and at venues such as The National Theatre and The British Museum.

Daniel has also worked on television and radio, and has published six children’s books. He was recently awarded the Hay Festival Medal for his contribution to storytelling.

 


Networking Event

Creative ICT with Mr P

Wednesday 21st November
The Riverfront, Newport
10am – 3pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-ict-with-mr-p-tickets-47770566049

Overview
Join us for a day of networking with other teachers, educators and artists working in schools in the South East Wales region – with a focus on using technology to facilitate and inspire creative learning through the arts and across the curriculum.

The day will include:

  • Training delivered by Mr Parkinson
  • Presentations from regional schools who have effectively used ICT for creative projects
  • A creative technology marketplace to gain insight on what’s on offer across the region

This event is predominantly aimed at those who work in the primary classroom, but will also be useful to secondary teachers or those working with pupils who have additional needs.

This event is delivered in partnership with the Lead Creative Schools regional team.

Please note: Attendees need to bring their own iPad or tablet to this event.

 

Facilitator

Primary teacher and training facilitator Lee Parkinson, a.k.a Mr P, is well-known for his humourous and informative YouTube videos and blog posts. He has trained teachers across the UK on how to use technology to raise standards across the curriculum, with the ethos of ‘work smarter not harder’.

We’re delighted to have Lee join us for a day to inspire teachers, educators and artists who work in schools – don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to access his training for free.

 

 

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