‘Drama for Learning’  CPD courses online

The sessions below are being hosted by National Drama (£25pp) https://ndresources.co.uk/ OR any session can be hosted by your school (£200 for 1.5 hours) – contact patrice@patricebaldwin.com



Using Drama with Picture Books for PSHE Education at KS1 & KS2  – Tuesday 20th April 2021  (4pm to 5.30pm)

Characters, emotions, relationships, key moments, issues, actions and consequences can considered, explored and maybe positively changed ‘in role’, within safely distanced, fictional contexts. This course will explain and demonstrate ways of approaching PSHE through Drama, with reference to a KS1 lesson (The Saddest King) and a KS2 lesson (The Island).
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Getting Started with Drama for Learning  – the basic toolbox – Thursday 6th May 2021 (4pm to 5.30pm)

This session will explain what ‘Drama for Learning’ involves, how to establish a Drama Contract with a class and the role and function of the teacher.   12 drama strategies will be explained and a lesson plan will be considered, ‘step by step, with reference to KS1 and KS2 lessons.
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Using Drama for Talk and Writing  – Tuesday 11th  May 2021 (4pm to 5.30pm)

Drama can provide contexts, content, reasons and audiences for talking and writing. Drama strategies can be selected and adapted to scaffold children’s thinking, inter-thinking and talk in ways that intentionally help them as writers. Twelve drama strategies will be explained as ‘talk and writing frames’ and a drama unit on ‘Beowulf’, will be presented ‘step by step’, with various talk and writing opportunities highlighted.
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Drama for Oracy –  Tuesday 1st   June 2021 (4pm to 5.30pm)  

Drama provides many opportunities and reasons for talking in different contexts and roles, and for various purposes. This course explains how Drama Strategies can be selected and used as ‘Talk Frames’ that enable different types of talk between groups of different sizes and constitutions. You will learn how to set up Drama and Talk Protocols and how to shift children’s and the teacher’s talk roles with intent.  Also, a lesson with a strong oracy focus, will be explained ‘step by step’.
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Learning through Drama in ‘Storyland’ in the Early Years   –  Thursday 17th June 2021 (4pm to 5.30pm)

This session will explain how to go to and from Storyland, with whole classes.  Whilst there, the children will be learning enjoyably, exploring, creating, communicating and problem-solving within their co-imagined world. The teacher will be using simple drama techniques, to stimulate, support and guide the cross-curricular learning.
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Using Drama for Learning techniques with Picture Books at KS1 & KS2 – Thursday 1st July 2021 (4pm to 5.30pm)

This session will explain how drama strategies and techniques can be used with picture books, to gain a deeper understanding of both the images and text. Guidance will be given on selecting high quality picture books for use with drama.  KS1 and KS2 exemplar lessons will be explained ‘step by step’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO BOOK NOW