Here’s a heads up about some events coming up in 2019 that will be of interest to folk with a passion for dramatic inquiry.
First, the Drama New Zealand conference, which is being held in Christchurch from 12th – 14th April. Website for registration is here schedule is here with information about the workshops and presenters here. This conference always offers a good range of workshops suitable for primary generalist teachers with an interest in drama through to secondary specialists, which is a good reason to check it out. Another is that it is always one of the friendliest conferences whether you are reconnecting with friends or attending for the first time. This year I have the honour of presenting a keynote address as well as co-presenting a workshop and a paper on some recent research with colleague Renee Downey. It would be great to see you if you can make it.
Right after Drama New Zealand’s conference, comes the Primary Teacher’s conference, which is being held in Wellington from 15th-18th April.
As I understand it, the Primary school’s teacher’s conference is a new initiative and it’s obviously caused quite a buzz, with over 65 workshops from teachers and experts across a range of fields. The theme of the conference is “Integrated learning and collaborative teaching in the 21st Century”. There’s a pleasing number of sessions related to drama education / dramatic inquiry or related topics that will feed you if creativity, collaboration and integration is your thing. I’m looking forward to presenting at this one, once again with Renee.
And a little later in the year, we have a three day TRCC offering, which is to be held 2-4 October at Kelburn Normal School, Wellington. Enrolments for this one close on 30th August, so best to get in now. The course, which is running in association with Drama New Zealand, will offer workshops in story telling, process drama, drama with early years, working with picture books, mime movement and singing and play making. I’m delighted to have been asked to lead one of the workshops alongside some of my most esteemed colleagues from around Australasia. It will be very exciting and I’m looking forward to it greatly. For more information and to register, check out the flier below. Link to website for more info is here