2021 ASPA Education Teacher Professional Development Workshops

Our three Teacher PD Workshops in 2021 feature all new content.

“BRILLIANT PD – one of the best I have attended in my 30 years of teaching.”
Ramona Ponting, Waverley Christian College

Building the capacity of specialist and classroom teachers is a focus for ASPA Education. We are passionate about enhancing teachers’ knowledge and building skills so that you can deliver engaging and sustainable performing arts programs in your school.

Start or Revive Your School Choir

Want to inspire your students to sing with glee? Our experienced staff will share simple and effective tricks of the trade to enable you to reinvigorate or launch a school choir that students will want to join.

Suitable for: Primary classroom and primary specialist music teachers

Content:

  • Warm ups – physical, vocal and get-to-know-you activities
  • Selecting repertoire and finding resources
  • Deeper exploration of two pieces, including teaching methods
  • Planning a session and a semester
  • Conducting
  • Polishing of performance and adding simple movement

Resources: Each participant will receive a booklet with warm ups, activities, music and digital resources.

NESA Elective: This PD meets Standard Descriptors 4.1.2, 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 towards the Proficient Teacher Accreditation. You will receive a certificate upon completion that can be submitted on eTams to contribute 5 hours.

Melbourne

Date: Friday 26 February
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: Kew
Cost: $190 – includes morning tea & lunch
Presenter: Sally Gawley

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Sydney

Date: Friday 26 March
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: Willoughby Uniting Church
Cost: $190 – includes morning tea & lunch
Presenter: Jane Hennessy

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Spectacular School Concerts

Do you want to put on a show that will blow your school community away, but don’t know where to start? Or do you have all the ideas ready to go but need a helping hand to bring your production to life? Join our expert instructors as they give you simple and effective tools to create a show-stopping (and stress-free!) performance.

Suitable for: Primary classroom and primary specialist music teachers

Content:

  • Repertoire ideas and exploration
  • Teaching ideas for a performance item
  • Performing Arts games and activities
  • Creating a show or concert
  • Leading or directing a show or concert
  • Basic conducting
  • Simple yet effective choreography
  • Polishing for a performance
  • Learn a fun and easy dance that can be used in performance

Resources: Each participant will receive a booklet with warm ups, activities, music and digital resources.

Melbourne

Date:Friday 30 April
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: Kew
Cost: $190 – includes morning tea & lunch
Presenter: Laura Knowling and Grace Collins

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Performing Arts for your Classroom

Want to make your curriculum sing? Learn how to incorporate performing arts into your classroom. Whatever your skill level, our passionate team members will show you how to bring music, drama and dance activities to life!

Suitable for: Primary classroom and primary specialist music teachers, casual relief teachers and pre-service teachers

Content:

  • Warm ups – including physical, vocal and get to know you activities
  • Games and activities centred around music, drama and dance
  • How to incorporate singing into classes even if you’re not a confident singer
  • Basic warm up and stretch skills
  • Learn a fun and easy dance routine to teach your class
  • Creating a simple dance routine and helping students to create their own

Resources: Each participant will receive a booklet with warm ups, activities, music and digital resources.

NESA Elective: This PD meets Standard Descriptors 2.1.2, 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 towards the Proficient Teacher Accreditation. You will receive a certificate upon completion that can be submitted on eTams to contribute 5 hours.

Melbourne

Date: Friday 30 July
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: Kew
Cost: $190 – includes morning tea & lunch
Presenter: Jess Huggett

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Sydney

Date: Friday 30 April
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: Willoughby Uniting Church
Cost: $190 – includes morning tea & lunch
Presenter: Fiona Ulrick & Alex Utz

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COVID Safe Plan

The safety of staff and participants is of the utmost importance to us, and we have developed a COVID Safe Plan in line with state and federal guidelines.

Cancellation Policy

If ASPA is advised of cancellation up to two weeks prior to the program a 50% refund will apply.

Please ensure you are in good health before attending the workshop. Should you be unwell then we ask that you do not attend the workshop, and we will instead issue you with a full refund upon notification to aspaed@aspagroup.com.au. Should the workshop be cancelled for any reason a full refund will be issued to all enrolled participants.

Duration

 

6 hours

 

 

Cost

 

$190 per workshop

 

 

Features

Practical ideas, activities and
routines for the classroom
Experienced facilitators
Supporting resource booklet

 

Outcomes

Learn skills that are readily
transferred to the classroom
Meet other teachers
Share ideas and experiences

 

  • Terry BeggsGeelong CRT Network
    "Wow, what a talented duo! Beautiful singers and talented presenters. I’ve been to hundreds of PDs and this rates right up there as most fun but also helpful."
  • Peter MurnaneTeacher at Black Rock PS
    "Fantastic organisation, infectious energy and the representation of how positive reinforcement and feedback can truly impact adults and teachers, let alone students. I'm a better teacher and person for attending this PD session today."
  • Fiona BalthasarLilydale CRT Network
    "So glad I came! A thoroughly engaging PD jam packed with practical ideas for teaching a range of age groups."
  • Elinor CozensSouth Yarra Primary School
    “Enthusiasm breeds enthusiasm! Great job - you've reminded me of the spirit needed and what is most helpful for the kids.”