Thursday, February 4, 2010

2010 Arts Education Conference

Arts Up Front: Leading Arts Learning

The ACT Department of Education and Training in partnership with the ANU School of Music and Arts consultative committee would like to invite all Arts based educators and artists to attend the inaugural Arts Education Conference to be held in conjunction with the ANU School of Music in February 2010.

Date: Saturday 20 February 2010
Time: 8:45 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: $75 or $50 for Pre Service
Location: ANU School of Music

• Provide ACT Arts educators with a clear understanding of the directions the national curriculum in the Arts is taking.
• Galvanise engagement of ACT Arts educators to provide direction for Arts education in the ACT and issues regarding the national curriculum
• Provide quality professional learning workshops for educators of students of all ages giving practical experiences, activities and pedagogical techniques that teachers can utilise in the classroom
• Establish strong links between schools and community Arts organisations to further develop existing programs and stimulate innovative practice in schools and with young artists
• To enable all participants the opportunity to participate in a round table discussion to provide input into the national curriculum for the Arts

The Day will include performances by

• Musica Viva
• Canberra Youth Music
• QL2
• KultureBreak
• Jigsaw Theatre Company

There will be 22 workshops on the day by organisations including:

• ANU School of Music
• Arts ACT
• Australian Catholic University
• Australian National Gallery
• Bell Shakespeare Company
• Jigsaw Theatre Company
• National Portrait Gallery
• QL2
• University of Canberra

There will be guest speakers at the forefront of campaigning for an Arts national curriculum, first-rate education workshops across the Arts and Market stalls from a large number of ACT key Arts organisations.

Join Arts Educators from the ACT Region in learning the latest about resources, techniques and pedagogy. There will be a number of distinct strands for each of the arts subjects, curriculum, performance, cross curricular approaches to teaching the Arts, primary Arts education and classroom pedagogy. All-inclusive cost for teachers’ registration: $75. This includes access to all seminars, catering, guest speakers and other benefits yet to be unveiled!

No arts teacher (or prospective arts teacher) can afford to miss this collection of opportunities all in the one location for the first time and remember it can count as your additional PL day.

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