Date(s) - 20/03/2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
YOUR FIRST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR FOR 2016
WHAT A LINE-UP!
SUNDAY 20th MARCH 2016
YWCA 5-11 WENTWORTH AVENUE, SYDNEY
The Early Bird must pay by 11 March 2016
Payment in advance must be completed by c.o.b. 17 March
Cash only on the 20th
SPECIAL RATES: FIRST TIMER $35, STUDENTS, PENSIONERS/SENIORS WITH ID $70 (Early bird $60), MEMBERS $85 (Early bird $70), NON-MEMBERS $100
FEES PAID BY CHEQUE, MADE OUT TO ‘SPEECH AND DRAMA ASSOCIATION OF NSW INC’ POSTED TO THE TREASURER, SARI ERASMUS-HICKEY, P.O. 658, KINGSWOOD 2747 or by DIRECT BANKING:
National Australia Bank, Rockdale Branch BSB 082342 Account No. 516265894.
(Ensure your surname is recorded on electronic deposit. Advise Sari of deposit
date: [email protected])
9.00 – 9.20Registration and Morning Tea
9.20 – 9.30 Welcome and Outline of the Day
9.30 – 11.00BELINDA HOARE
Belinda is a graduate of Macquarie University (BA in Mass Communications, Drama and English), Rose Bruford College London (MA in Acting and Theatre Practices) and AFTRS (Radio Broadcasting). As a Teaching Artist for Monkey Baa she toured in 2015 delivering anti-bullying workshops, introducing characters and story ideas from the show I Am Jack. In 2014/15 she was part of part of Monkey Baa’s “crossing the line” project in North Queensland, supporting Teachers in remote areas. Belinda directed the 2014 Bell Shakespeare “Players” in Double Trouble which toured primary schools all over Australia. As an Arts Educator for Bell Shakespeare Belinda has travelled extensively since 2007 conducting workshops for primary, secondary and tertiary teachers and students. She spent 2011 as one of Bell Shakespeare’s Players. As part of the Players ensemble she toured nationally with Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Madness and Macbeth Intensive.
In 2008/10 she was a sessional lecturer and course-co-ordinator for “Drama in the Age of Shakespeare” and “Australian Film/Theatre”, and a tutor for “Modern Theatre Practice” at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney. In 2002/06 she lectured and tutored the undergraduate acting, directing and production students at Rose Bruford College London in their Contextual Studies Theatre modules.
Belinda’s acting credits include: Edward II, The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sport for Jove), Calendar Girls (Gordon Frost Organisation), and Thursday’s Child (Monkey Baa, 2009 national tour).
WORKSHOP: Belinda will concentrate on approaches to improvisation for primary school students.
11.00 – 11.30MORNING TEA
11.30 – 1.00STACEY KONSTANTOPOULOS
Stacey is a speech and drama teacher at PLC Sydney and has adjudicated the state finals of public speaking competitions including the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award, the Sydney Morning Herald Plain English Speaking Competition, Rostrum Voice of Youth, and the AHIGS Festival of Speech. She also adjudicates debating for the GPS, ISDA and Premier’s Debating Challenge Competitions, and studied under ASCA with a strong focus on public speaking and communication skills.
WORKSHOP: More people fear public speaking than death, and many of our students are no exception to this statistic. As teachers we understand the lifelong benefits of strong public speaking skills, and so this session will focus on strategies to help beginner students overcome fear of public speaking and impromptu speaking. One of the biggest challenges in the digital age is meaningfully engaging with news and current affairs, and this session will also address methods of encouraging students to become familiar with events in our world. Come prepared to share your ideas and perspectives, and let the speech games begin!
1.00 – 1.30 AGM
1.30 – 3.00 LUNCH (not provided but you can bring your own and stay in or mingle with colleagues in a nearby café)
3.00 – 5.00CHRISTINE GIETZ
Christine has taught HSC English, Drama and History in a career spanning twenty-six years. Subsequent to secondary education, Christine has moved into the tertiary sector where she tutors at the University of Notre Dame in Academic Writing, Literacy Competencies, Band 5 English Bridging, History Methods and Vocational Transitions for the pathways centre of the AESC and for the School of Education. She also enjoys teaching at the WEA where she concentrates on poetry, novel, film and drama studies. Christine enjoys guest speaking and exploring new trends in educational pedagogy.
WORKSHOP: I Am Woman – Hear My Poem
Take a fascinating journey into the realms of women’s poetry to explore the pithy, the sad, the noble, the funny and the ironic insights of women. The diverse and intriguing range of women’s poetry speaks to women and men alike. How diverse and intriguing is this poetry? Let me count the ways – we will explore form and content to the depth and breadth and height… to the level of every day’s most quiet need by sun and candle-light. Come hear the poems.