MARCH Professional Development Seminar

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Date(s) - 25/03/2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel - The Masonic Club

Sunday 25th March 2018

At the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel also known as The MASONIC CLUB, 169 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Early bird rates available if payment made on or prior to Friday 16th March.
9.00 Arrival and Registration
9.20 Welcome and outline of the day
9.30 Sandra Carter – Head of Speech & Public Speaking ¬ SCEGGS
“Public Speaking ¬ Seniors Part II”
Please bring your booklet from August
11.30 Morning Tea (provided)
11.45 Touchstones ¬ Peer Led Learning ‘Focus on Articulation’
“Erin Bubb & Kristen Irwin”
12.45 Lunch (not provided)
2.00¬ Annette Kosseris ¬ Poet, Writer, Speech Teacher, Adjudicator
“Exploration, Inspiration, Collaboration ”.
3.40 Committee Meeting
4:40 Conclusion of Day
Early Bird registration closes Friday 16th March 2018 – Full rate after the 16th March.
Member: $80 Early Bird $110 Full Rate
Non Members: $100 Early Bird $130 Full Rate
Concession/Senior: $70 Early Bird $85 Full Rate
Students: $60 $60
First time attendee: $30 $30
*Note: there is no student or first ¬time attendee Early Bird rate.
Early Bird closes on 16th March 2018, after which full rates apply.
By TrYbooking: Click on the link for secure online payment by Mastercard, Visa or AMEX
(preferred method)
Other payment methods:
By Direct Deposit: BSB 082342 Account No. 516265894
National Australia Bank, Rockdale Branch
Delegate surname to be used as reference ID on electronic deposit
Email electronic receipt: [email protected]
Payments by direct debit will NOT be accepted AFTER 21st March.
By Cheque: Cheque payable to Speech & Drama Assoc of NSW Inc
Posted to: Treasurer, Sari Erasmus ¬Hickey
PO Box 658, Kingswood NSW 2747
On the Day Registration: Payments FROM Wednesday 21st March onwards, cash or cheque only on arrival at seminar.
SANDRA CARTER ¬ Head of Speech ¬ SCEGGS Darlinghurst
Public Speaking Part II: This seminar revises and builds on the
seminar given by Sandra in June 2017 and continues on to the
teaching of senior students.
Whether you have been teaching Public Speaking for many years or you are just starting out
Sandra will share with you her strategies for getting students involved beginning with junior primary
students through to adults. Please be prepared to join in and speak up!
Bio: Sandra Carter is the President and an examiner for ASCA (Australian Speech
Communication Association). She has been teaching for over 40 years, the past 30 at SCEGGS Darlinghurst. Her students range in age from 3 years to 70 years ¬ from Kindergarten children to grappling with the complex sounds of our language to CEO’s struggling with their fear of public speaking. Sandra prepares students Public Speaking Competitions including The Plain English Speaking Award, Legacy Junior Speaking Award, Rostrum Voice of Youth and UN Voice. Workshops and courses Sandra has conducted have included, Voice Care for the Teacher and Sports Coach, (now compulsory for all new teachers at SCEGGS), Not Another Meeting ¬ how to get the most out of your meetings, Speaking in a Leadership Role ¬ for senior students and prefects, Voice Power ¬ a voice and presentation workshop for corporate world and I’d Rather Die than Speak in Public ¬ a workshop for nervous adults. Sandra is passionate about the power of Public Speaking to transform students’ lives and believes that it is the key to getting the top jobs and closing the gender gap in the workforce. Sandra has titled her workshop Public Speaking… Where to start. Please bring your course materials from the August seminar to conserve valuable
TOUCHSTONES ¬ Articulation
We are continuing our regular sessions for the sharing of corporate knowledge from basics to the best. We all have experience in teaching various aspects of the foundations of our craft and these sessions will be facilitated by members of your committee to bring out the combined knowledge of the group for the benefit of brand new teachers and re¬energising those with years of experience.
So bring your ideas, experience and enthusiasm to share with the other members of the
Association. The topic in March is “Articulation” led Erin Bubb assisted by Kristen Irwin prior to a peer led discussion.
Erin Bubb B. Teach, B. Ed. CVCA, ASDA, LDPA
Erin is another of our capable Association committee members who has a passion for equipping students to communicate and perform with clarity and confidence (and clearly a master of alliteration). Erin has been a primary school teacher for 10 years and successfully runs a Speech and Drama studio, ACTING UP DRAMA ACADEMY, in the Illawarra.
Annette Kosseris ¬ Exploration, Inspiration, Collaboration
Based on my article, ‘Tips for New Teachers’, which appeared in ‘The Voice’ magazine (October, 2017 issue), you will experience the program, not as Speech and Drama teachers, but as Speech and Drama students, aged five to twelve. By turning back your calendar clocks and revisiting your childhood imaginations in a practical manner, you’ll find that you’ll reap the benefits as adult teachers. And, most importantly, you’ll have FUN whilst doing so.
The program will have a ‘five point’ focus.
1. Warm¬up and breathing activities
2. Diction exercises
3. Poetry interpretation (solo and choral)
4. Simplicity of de¬mystifying the art (and fear) of public speaking
5. Improvised group drama.
It will be one and a half hours of exploration, inspiration, and happy collaboration.
Bio: Annette Kosseris¬Haynes ATCL, ASDA, LSDA. Speech and Drama teacher, adjudicator, and poet of 490 performance poems for children ¬ in nine anthologies. Married to Michael Haynes (now a widow). Four children, six grandchildren. Currently teaching Speech and Drama from a studio at home.
Latest publication – A Memoir ‘The Blue¬eyed One’. 420 pages, with photos. A sensitively
conveyed story which covers her life, both personal and professional, and is told ‘warts and all!’
Reviewed by Monsignor Tony Doherty, who wrote: ‘What a delightful read. Congratulations. The depth of your memory is highly impressive. The detail and colour of telling the stories of your life makes The Blue¬eyed One, a joy.’ Copies will be available for sale at the Seminar.