Brianna Slattery and Laura Kirkwood present our 2020 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 2020 Sessions using the tabs below.

September 19th – Facilitator: Brianna Slattery
Adjusting to Change
10am-12pm (AEST): Drumming for Adaptation skills and Resilience
1pm-3pm (AEST): Drumming for Leadership skills and Confidence

Drumming for Adaptation skills and Resilience
Adapting to change has become an increasingly relevant topic in recent times. The drum is a powerful tool for teaching about and building resilience, grit and a growth mindset. Through games, rhythm activities and ensemble arrangements, we will investigate the ways in which drumming can enable us to practice coping with change. By the end of this training, you will be equipped with a range of ideas for addressing adaptation and resilience through the joy of playing music together.

Drumming for Leadership skills and Confidence
Drumming is an excellent modality for teaching skills and strategies that build and strengthen confidence. Through exploring rhythm games, ensemble arrangements and facilitation styles, we will address ways in which drumming can empower participants to engage and interact confidently. We will look at ensemble features such as leadership, collaboration, soloing and dynamics, and how these concepts can foster the development of confidence and leadership skills.

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

One Half Day – Single Session: $110 + GST
One Full Day – Two Sessions: $200 + GST
Two Full Days – Four Sessions: $370 + GST
Three Full Days – Six Sessions: $500 + 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:

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For enquiries email: [email protected]

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