Baboró CPD course explores drama tools for teachers and educators

Would you like to build on your ability to use the creative arts to aid learning in the classroom? This July 3-7 Baboró International Arts Festival for Children presents a five-day EPV Department of Skills and Education approved summer course, which has been specially designed to explore the use of drama, both as a subject as well as a methodology.

The aim of this CPD course is to inspire and augment learning in the classroom and enrich the professional practice of teachers and educators. A limited number of tickets remain.

The course provides participants with an opportunity to gain insights and practical tools to explore drama in the classroom in a safe and relaxed environment, supported and mentored by drama specialist and primary teacher Irene O’Meara.

The emphasis is on process drama and enhancing teacher and child experience in the classroom.

WHO IS THIS CPD FOR? This professional development course is suitable for teachers and professionals working with children, who are enthusiastic about gaining useful drama tools to support their teaching via an integrated approach within the primary curriculum, and using drama games and strategies to enable their students to become directly involved in their own learning.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? The course has a practice-based approach, and offers participants five days of rich, fun and engaging learning, enabling them to enjoy engaging in drama activities with students in a confident manner while exploring a broad range of stimuli for the creation of drama. It will also help participants to feel better equipped to deepen students’ experience of the arts via simple exercises in pre and post engagement.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR, IRENE O’MEARA

Irene O’Meara is a Drama specialist and primary school teacher, who has been facilitating In-Service for over two decades, and had designed and delivered programmes in Drama, Integrated Arts, Literacy, and Early Childhood Education. Irene has worked in the Drama Department at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and is currently a tutor and assessor with Hibernia College.

COURSE DETAILS

What: Baboró Drama Tools for the Classroom CPDWhen: July 3rd – 7th 2017 from 9.30am to 2.00pm

Where: The O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway

How Much: Course Cost €70 per person (limited number of student tickets available for €60 )

How Many: Places Limited to 20

Aattendees receive a Certificate of Participation.

For more details please contact Baboró on 091 562 667, email [email protected] or online here http://www.baboro.ie/news-events/cpd-2017

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