Brianna Slattery presents our 2021 Teachers’ Professional Development Programme. Come to just one, a few, or all of them! These fun and accessible sessions let you explore African songs, rhythms and instruments for use in teaching Kindergarten, Primary & Secondary level students.
Expand your repertoire to engage your students with new and exciting games, moves, and melodic content! You will receive a digital Certificate of Completion.
Explore our 2021 Sessions using the tabs below.

Rhythm Games

Online (Zoom): March 13th 2021
10am-12pm (AEDT): Games for Djembes
1pm-3pm (AEDT): Games for Small Percussion

Onsite (Melbourne): May 22nd 2021
10am-12pm (AEST): Games for Djembes
1pm-3pm (AEST): Games for Small Percussion
Location: 252 St Kilda Road, St Kilda VIC 3182

Games for Djembe
Explore fun and interactive games for the djembe that help develop auditory, visual, kinaesthetic, language and social skills. You’ll come away loaded with lots of great games and inspiring ideas that you can incorporate into your
drumming sessions.

Games for Small Percussion
There’s lots of fun to be had with shakers, bells and other small percussion! Explore a range of dynamic games that feature the use of a variety of different percussion instruments. These games are all about being creative with
resources, designing learning opportunities that are accessible to a range of students and incorporating a variety of instruments into rhythm-based learning.

Drumming for Wellness

Online (Zoom): June 12th 2021
Onsite (Melbourne): August 14th 2021
Location: 252 St Kilda Road, St Kilda VIC 3182
10am-12pm (AEST): Drumming for Social Connectivity
1pm-3pm (AEST): Drumming for Mindfulness

Drumming for Social Connectivity
Drumming is a powerful vehicle for encouraging skill development around a range of social skills. Through engaging in a range of drumming games and facilitation techniques we will investigate how the drum can be utilised to
teach valuable social skills such as cooperation and teamwork, effective communication, strong body language and positive interaction.

Drumming for Mindfulness
Explore how rhythm can be utilised to facilitate the practice of mindfulness. Drumming is an excellent activity for relieving stress and focusing the mind. This session will include facilitation techniques and ideas for leading drumming
sessions that calm and centre the mind.

Drum Circle Facilitation Skills

Onsite (Melbourne): September 11th 2021
10am-12pm (AEST): Drum Circle Facilitation Skills Part 1
1pm-3pm (AEST): Drum Circle Facilitation Skills Part 2
Location: 252 St Kilda Road, St Kilda VIC 3182

Drum Circle Facilitation Skills
Drumming circles are not only great fun – they are a powerful rhythmic experience that can be implemented in schools, workplaces and community settings to achieve intended outcomes. Effective facilitation is the key to getting a drum circle sounding great and having a powerful impact on participants. In these workshops, we will explore a variety of facilitation skills and styles specific to the drum circle setting. We will be using our voices, bodies and instruments to guide the music, as we practise different ways to keep the rhythm flowing and deliver uplifting experiences for participants.

Rates Per Person. Each Session lasts two hours (10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, all dates).

One Half Day – Single Session: $125 + GST
One Full Day – Two Sessions: $225 + GST
Two Full Days – Four Sessions: $420 + GST
Three Full Days in Melbourne – Six Sessions: $600 + GST

Bookings for single sessions across multiple days (eg. one session on each of the three dates) will be charged at the Single Session rate.

These sessions will be run via ZOOM, a free and easy to use software.

Simply download ZOOM, create a free account, and start the test to check that your audio and video both work.

Desktop, laptop or ipad

Go to zoom.us on your device’s internet browser
On the top right of your screen there is a bright orange button that says “Sign up, it’s free!” Press this
Once you’ve created an account you can start using Zoom

Apple mobile device

Go into your app store on your phone and type in Zoom in the search bar
Look for the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app and install it.
Once downloaded, you can either create a new zoom account or login with your existing account.

Android mobile device

Go into your Google play on your phone and type in Zoom in the search bar
Look for the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app and install it.
Once downloaded, you can either create a new zoom account or login with your existing account.

Testing audio and video

Desktop, laptop or ipad

If you are having issues, you may need to update your webcam drivers. Once you’re logged in, follow these instructions to optimise your Audio for our sessions.
Click the Settings cog in the top right corner of the app’s home screen
Open the Audio tab and click the Advanced button at the bottom right. This will bring up three Audio Processing Options.
There are two background noise suppression options (persistent and intermittent), please disable both of them.
There is one other option: Echo Cancellation. This should be set to Audio.

 Mobile device

Before your online class, go into your Zoom app on your smart phone and click on the settings cog at the bottom right of the screen.
Click on Meetings.
Make sure your microphone is always turned on and your video is always turned on.

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Designed for both generalist and specialist teachers, our PD sessions will address the following from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

2.1 – Content and teaching strategies of the learning area.
3.3 – Use teaching strategies.
3.4 – Select and use resources
3.5 – Use effective classroom communication
4.1 – Support student participation
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

To register please fill out the form below:

    Games for Djembe (Online) - March 13th (am class)Games for Small Percussion (Online) - March 13th (pm class)Games for Djembe plus Games for Small Percussion (Online) - March 13th (am & pm class)
    Games for Djembe (Onsite) - May 22nd (am class)Games for Small Percussion (Onsite) - May 22nd (pm class)Games for Djembe plus Games for Small Percussion (Onsite) - May 22nd (am & pm class)
    Drumming for Social Connectivity (Online) - June 12th (am class)Drumming for Mindfulness (Online) - June 12th (pm class)Drumming for Social Connectivity plus Drumming for Mindfulness (Online) - June 12th (am & pm class)
    Drumming for Social Connectivity (Onsite) - August 14th (am class)Drumming for Mindfulness (Onsite) - August 14th (pm class)Drumming for Social Connectivity plus Drumming for Mindfulness (Onsite) - August 14th (am & pm class)
    Drum Circle Facilitation Skills Part 1 (Onsite) - September 11th (am class)Drum Circle Facilitation Skills Part 2 (Onsite) - September 11th (pm class)Drum Circle Facilitation Skills Part 1 and 2 (Onsite) - September 11th (am & pm class)


    For enquiries email: [email protected]

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    check out our Teacher Video Hub