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Creative (workshop 2) – POSTPONED
March 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Supplementary school’s teachers will develop their creative teaching work with Artis Foundation
A number of teachers have said they will not attend on Sunday so we have decided to postpone this workshop until the summer term to enable everyone to attend. Please continue to work on your creative practice and we will be in touch very soon to discuss these.
Artis Foundation are highly trained arts educators. Throughout the workshops, participants will be given the opportunity to learn more about the practical tools available and explore how arts & cultural learning can deepen pupil engagement, contributing to language learning, creativity and problem-solving while raising students’ confidence levels.
Top tips from the first session:
Start with a simple name game. From the very start of the lesson encourage learners to be vocal. By choosing a name you are keeping it simple. Make sure you say the name as a group, therefore encouraging use of voice without putting learners on the spot. Children love to play with the volume of their voice. By playing with this at the start you are encouraging confidence right from the word go. I tend to pick a child’s name/ mine which you repeat over and over again. You can play with the name by getting louder and quieter and then combining growing bigger as the sound gets louder and smaller as the sound gets quieter.
Use simple words combined with actions/ movement to teach language. Find a balloon in your pocket, play with actions and words like “Stretch”, “Squeeze”, “Float” and “Bounce”. Keep repeating the actions and the words to aid understanding via making all words physical. This allows the learners to explore the meaning of the words kinaesthetically, thereby aiding language development and recall. Learners can then experiment with language and action by finding their own inventive ways to pop the balloon.
We are applying for funding to extend this creative teaching project to more supplementary schools. Let your NRCSE Quality Development Adviser know if you would like to take part in the next round of teacher training.