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4.5 per day PD HOURS

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11/05/2021

Log on between 9.15am and 9.25am for the 9.30am start (AEST)

Live Streamed Webinar

All Drama Teachers (Yrs 5 -10)

$225 + GST

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Engaging Students in Drama Grade 5 to Year 10

The Course includes:

  • Managing the drama classroom
  • Sample junior drama curriculum
  • Strategies to win over boys
  • Multiple ways into character
  • Introducing movement surreptitiously
  • Improvisation strategies
  • Running a Theatre Sports Competition
  • Using “Thank God you are here” in the classroom
  • Mime skills and scenarios
  • Clowning
  • Voice training
  • Radio plays and how to perform them
  • Interpreting scripts
  • Incorporating the History of Drama engagingly
  • Monologues, Duologues and group devised dramas
  • Rich resources: winner scripts etc.

Ron’s seminars are acclaimed all over Australia, He has 20 years’ experience in secondary schools teaching Drama year 7 – 12 but loves junior drama. He also taught VCE Literature (The Play in performance) and English. He has directed or co-directed over 20 productions including: cabaret, melodrama, clowning, Brecht, Musicals (The Boyfriend, Footloose, Back to the Eighties etc), social drama, staff and student devised shows and radio plays. He has run and judged Theatre Sports Competitions and coached VCE Theatre Studies Monologues. Ron utilises his skills at the Highest Level of Toastmasters International and was Area Humorous Speaking Champion. Ron studied the Graduate Diploma in Drama in Education at Melbourne University and is a graduate of The Art and Science of Adult Learning Course for professional facilitators. Ron utilises a highly interactive methodology with many lively activities. Be prepared for something different.

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Ron Thomas

Ron Thomas has been teaching Junior English for over 30 years from remedial to Gifted and Talented – and still does. He has delivered Professional Development for English teachers for a decade in all states of Australia and at VATE, Pearson and Critical Agendas Conferences. He is a published poet, Feature Writer, Travel Writer and author of a Drama Text book. His Drama background makes for scintillating English classes and workshops. A Gold Level Toastmaster, he brings Public Speaking skills to English teaching. Ron’s seminars are highly interactive and you’ll walkaway with a swag of immediately useful resources for your classes

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