MAKE A MOVE primary school teacher professional development

cover of brochureNext seminar Saturday 28 July 2018.  Teach exciting and creative dance in the classroom!

Special offer: subsidised places for three teachers/schools in the ACT for our 5-week program.

  • 5 week, Make A Move shoulder to shoulder development program (see below)
  • Includes free participation in TQI Accredited Seminars 1 & 2
  • Cost: $250, heavily subsidised, supported by ACT Education Directorate

QL2 Dance is offering five teachers/schools in the ACT this opportunity. 
To apply contact: makeamove@ql2.org.au

Seminars are TQI accredited.

Our shoulder to shoulder programs will help you deliver the dance curriculum — even if you don’t dance!  Book now by emailing Make A Move Program Manager – Alison Plevey makeamove@ql2.org.au or contact 0400 387 643.

MAKE A MOVE targets the learning of primary teachers and their students to deliver and achieve dance outcomes aligning with the Australian Curriculum: the Arts. It is a program of integrated learning activities that expose teachers, schools and students to dance as education, much more than the 5,6,7 8 steps!

“Through movement and imagination we experience and discover more about ourselves and the world. Creative learning develops confident, expressive and socially adept students who can problem solve, collaborate, and think ”

MAKE A MOVE uses action learning at school, during school hours, with teachers working alongside a dance artist in the classroom. It emphasises links with other learning areas — eg science through dance, literacy through movement — developing understanding through creative processes, performance and reflection. This will enable better use of time and incorporation of all learning styles.

The Seminar sessions of the program, delivered offsite, are Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited. All other program and self-evaluation hours contribute towards ‘teacher identified’ professional learning.

MAKE A MOVE was developed and refined from a three-year pilot project (2012–2014) supported by the ACT Education Directorate. It expands the creative, educational, personal and social development of teachers, students and the broader school community.

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Choose your 2018 MAKE A MOVE program

Seminars

  • Two 3 hour TQI Accredited seminars
  • 5 week program participants attend for free
  • Theoretical and practical sessions for primary teachers: foundation knowledge to deliver creative and educative dance

Dates 2018:

Total 6 hrs TQI in one day

  • Sat 28th July, 10am-5pm (Seminar 1, 10am–1pm; Seminar 2, 2–5pm)

To attend Seminar 2 you must complete Seminar 1.
Seminar 1 can be completed stand alone.

$140 per teacher, per seminar;  $270 for two seminars includes networking lunch.

5 week program

  • 5 weekly class visits, 1.5 hours each
  • Planning session, 2 hours
  • On the ground, tailored professional learning for teachers. Action learning with key artist and teacher in class. Students exposed to breadth of creative dance education
    Includes Seminars (6 TQI accredited hours)
  • Weekly evaluation sessions 0.5 hours
  • Available Term 2, 2018
  • 15 hours total
  • $1090 per teacher — maximum 25 students

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for subsided places in this program. email: alison@ql2.org.au to apply.

Bespoke workshops

  • Designed just for you by leading dance education professionals.
  • In school sessions up to 2 hours
  • Key artist leads tailored dance workshop assisted by and designed with the class room teacher
  • Available all year round, by arrangement
  • Negotiable Hours
  • $180 per 2 hour workshop
  • Maximum 40 students

Is Make A Move for you?

No prior dance experience is necessary — we believe anybody can dance and any teacher can learn to teach dance.

If you are a primary teacher who seeks to up-skill, understand and practically implement the National Curriculum – The Arts, whilst simultaneously exposing your students and school to dance as education, then this program is for you!

Make A Move will give you skills

Deliver dance from the Arts Curriculum and integrate other subject areas.
Create performances with your students, harnessing their creativity
Develop a network of like minded Primary teachers and links with QL2
Achieve three – six TQI Accredited hours (other program hours can be logged as Teacher Identified PL).

Background

MAKE A MOVE is a tested and evolved program modelled on results from a pilot project which ran between 2012 -2014 supported by the ACT Education Directorate to enable the implementation of the Australian Curriculum in ACT schools. The refined program has since been delivered in 2017 with over 30 teachers participating across the year. QL2 Dance acknowledges the financial assistance towards MAKE A MOVE from the ACT Government in the form a grant.

About QL2 Dance

QL2 Dance is a not for profit youth dance organisation. Alongside our youth dance programs, we are committed to the development of quality dance education, delivering support and development for schools and teachers.

What teachers are saying about MAKE A MOVE…

“Fantastic! and so different to other professional development courses available. I loved how we developed lesson ideas suitable for use across a range of age groups.” – 5 week program participant

“Thank you for the opportunity to unpack the Dance curriculum and work out how I can transfer my teaching skills into dance or creativity at school. I found the program invaluable!” – 5 week program participant

“A most professionally delivered program which provided practical help for my teaching of the arts”. – Seminar 2 participant

2018 MAKE A MOVE program details

Seminar 1

Where/When:

QL2 Dance, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, ACT.
Saturday 12 May 2018, 10am - 1pm.
Saturday 28 July 2018, 10am - 1pm.
Total Hours: 3 (TQI Accredited)

Aim:

Provide foundational training in Primary dance education particularly for teachers undertaking the term-long or 5 week program (also available as stand-alone seminars). Presented by professional dance artists and specialised dance educators including theory, practice and reflection.

Benefits for teachers:

• Practical and theoretical sessions provide focussed and personalised professional development drawing from curriculum.
• Teachers develop dance teaching knowledge and methods supported by highly skilled artists with reflection, discussion and evaluation time.
• Confidence building and arming teachers with the necessary skills and tools to deliver dance successfully
• TQI accredited
• Develop an extended network of support with other dance teachers and QL2 staff.

Benefits for students:

Students continue to experience quality dance education via up-skilling teachers to achieve the required arts outcomes.

Program Structure:

Theory/Discussion:

Key Artist and Artistic Director provide worksheets and facilitate discussion addressing the following content:

  • Dance skills & knowledge
  • Design curriculum driven & links to other subjects through dance
  • Safe Dance Practicess

Practical Workshop:

A one hour development dance workshop led by Key Artist, assisted by Artistic Director implementing discussion topics and theory. Technical dance warm up, knowledge and skills content (eg. dance elements) and creative tasks with feedback and discussion amongst peers.

Seminar 2

Where/When:

QL2 Dance, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Ave Braddon, ACT.
Saturday 12 May 2018, 2-5pm.
Saturday 28 July 2018, 2-5pm.
Total Hours: 3 (TQI Accredited)

Aim:

Provide foundational training in Primary dance education particularly for teachers undertaking the term-long or 5 week program (also available as stand-alone seminars). Presented by professional dance artists and specialised dance educators including theory, practice and reflection.

Benefits for teachers:

• Practical and theoretical sessions provide focussed and personalised professional development drawing from curriculum.
• Teachers develop dance teaching knowledge and methods supported by highly skilled artists with reflection, discussion and evaluation time.
• Confidence building and arming teachers with the necessary skills and tools to deliver dance successfully
• TQI accredited
• Develop an extended network of support with other dance teachers and QL2 staff.

Benefits for students:

Students continue to experience quality dance education via up-skilling teachers to achieve the required arts outcomes.

Program Structure:

THEORY/DISCUSSION:

Key Artist and Artistic Director provide worksheets and facilitate discussion addressing the following content:
• Design curriculum driven & links to other subjects through dance
• Assessment in Dance
• Choreographic collaboration, making dances for performance with students

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP:

A one hour development dance workshop led by Key Artist, assisted by Artistic Director implementing discussion topics and theory. Technical dance warm up, knowledge and skills content (eg. dance elements) and creative tasks with feedback and discussion amongst peers.

5-week program

Where/when:

In school, in school time.
Start and Finish Dates: Available Term 2 2018
Total Hours: 15

Aims:

A condensed tailored professional development program for teachers to deliver dance curriculum outcomes, providing access to inspiring and motivating dance experiences for students and stimulate ongoing quality dance education in schools outside of the program.

Benefits for Teachers:

  • On the ground practical PL applied directly in the class room through direct skills development, role modelling, and action learning.
  • Key Artist works alongside the teacher/s in the classroom, arming them with the skills to continue without key artist.
  • Seminars are TQI Accredited, and other hours can contribute to your required 20 hours of Professional Learning Activity per year.
  • Empowers teachers with the capacity to work with students to create high quality, presentable, dance work.

Benefits for Students:

  • Students will broaden their creative, social, cultural, expressive and physical horizons
  • Students become increasingly open to creating, performing and responding to movement; enabling the teacher breadth to explore and challenge students with more complex choreographic tools and conceptual ideas.
  • Exposure to a highly skilled and inspirational artist/dance educator
  • Encourages particularly talented students to pursue creative/performing arts outside of school (eg. QL2 classes/projects)
  • Assists in the lead up to Limelight, Youth Dance Festival, Wakakiiki, or other performances

Program Structure:

  • Teacher Seminars (6 hours)
  • Planning meeting Teacher with Key Artist (2 hours)
  • Five shoulder to shoulder in class visits (can be spread across the term) from key artist (up to 1.5 hrs per week)
  • Evaluation/planning sessions with teacher prior or following each in school visit (0.5 hrs)
  • Evaluation of the program by teacher and students
Bespoke workshops

Where/when:

In school or as arranged.

Total Hours: 2

Aims:

Schools, teacher/s and students experience a specific curriculum linked lesson with a professional dance artist encouraging interest, participation, roll modelling for teachers and students in the breadth of learning through dance.

Benefits for Teachers:

  • Opportunity for teachers to receive ongoing professional learning support following or alongside Term long, 5 week programs or Teacher Seminar activities.
  • Teachers can specify areas of skills, curriculum outcomes, dance styles/topics that the workshop can address.
  • Role modelling for teachers

Benefits for Students:

  • Experience of dance with professional artist, receiving new creative energy that inspires, motivates and demonstrates the breadth of dance
  • Male and female Teachers demonstrate diversity and emphasise that "boys can dance"
  • Encourages further participation in dance in school and outside.

Program Structure:

  • Designed just for you by leading dance education professionals.
  • Meeting with teacher to discuss perceived outcomes of the workshop at least one week prior.
  • Workshop artist delivers workshop in school with teacher present, participating and/or observing.
  • Workshop leader meets with teacher to evaluate skills and knowledge gained for teacher and students.

MAKE A MOVE Team

RUTH OSBORNE – Program Director/Artistic Director

Ruth pioneered youth dance practice in Australia. She was founding AD of STEPS Youth Dance Company and now Artistic Director of QL2 Dance. She recently won the Award for Services to Dance “for an outstanding contribution to dance education.”

ALISON PLEVEY – Program Manager

Alison is a professional dance artist, teacher and choreographer. She is Director of Company in Residence at QL2, Australian Dance Party, creating dance work that tackles bold ideas. Alison delivered QL2’s three year pilot project 2012-2014, leading the development and refining of Make A Move.

STEVE GOW – Key Artist

Steve trained in hip hop, contemporary dance and acrobatics. After performing with QL2’s Quantum Leap, he has gone on to work with international and Australian artists including Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Timomatic and Ricki Lee. Steve is a tutor, choreographer and rehearsal assistant at QL2 Dance and teaches at Project Beats.

ELIZA SANDERS – Key Artist

Eliza is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based between Canberra and Wellington, NZ. She trained at the New Zealand School of Dance and is the co-artistic director of House of Sand. Eliza has taught dance in Canberra and Wellington and has been involved with QL2’s Dance programs since 2009, including as key artist for Make A Move in 2016.

BOOKING, INFORMATION

Book by emailing Make A Move Program Manager – makeamove@ql2.org.au or contact 0400 387 643

Payments options:  Credit Card, Direct Debit, Cheque, Cash, School Purchase Order and Invoice.