AIS DEAL is a professional learning program in the arts for primary teachers in South Australian government schools.
It employs the expertise of professional teaching artists to work in collaboration with teachers, addressing the opportunities and challenges presented by the Australian Curriculum: The Arts.
Through a connection with professional artists, new and innovative approaches to critical and creative thinking around the arts curriculum will be offered to South Australian teachers.
Applying an artist’s analytical techniques and explorative approaches to the arts curriculum: AIS DEAL will provide teachers with fresh perspectives around problem solving and inquiry-based learning, leading to intrinsic benefits for students in the arts and other areas of the curriculum.
Carclew will deliver a high quality, artist led professional learning program for primary school teachers in government schools from 2019-2021. Priority placement is given to schools in Categories 1- 4 under the Index of Disadvantage (IoD),
In 2020, schools can nominate dance, drama, visual arts or media arts as the art form focus.
The DEAL project is being delivered across terms one, two and three in 2019.
Teachers receive mentoring through collaborative consultation from professional teaching artists skilled at making work with and for children.
In 2019, DEAL offers practical and professional development for teachers in dance, drama or media arts. Each school has nominated two participating teachers who focus on a single subject area in the arts (dance, drama and media arts). In subsequent years, visual arts will also be offered to participating schools.
Following a two day intensive in late term one, in term two, the teaching artists guide teachers through a practical process of curriculum implementation, involving making and responding.
In term three, teachers are leading a creative project with their class, developed in collaboration with and supported by the appointed professional teaching artist.
If required, teaching artists can assist teachers to develop strategies to integrate the Arts Curriculum into other teaching areas and discuss improved delivery of General Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum, particularly in the area of Critical and Creative Thinking.
Participating Schools – Expectations
Participating schools will be required to:
Phase 1. Two-Day Intensive - Term 1
The two days of workshops will involve:
Teachers, schools and artists will be matched according to need and interest of teachers involved.
Phase 2. In-school Contact - Term 2
The Teaching Artist visits the school four times during term 2
Phase 3. Planning Day - Term 2
Phase 4. Delivery of Project - Term 3
Teaching Artists check in twice with each school throughout the development of the project.
Phase 5. Reflection Day - Term 3
All participants reconvene at Carclew house for a day of shared learning and reflection.
Video Credit - Ben Golotta | Repeater Productions
Thank you to the DEAL teaching artists, teachers, students and schools in our DEAL community of practice for your contribution to the video. Kerrin Rowlands, Eliza Lovell, Luku Kuku, Ali Peacock, Margie Sekulic, Elizabeth Carn, Ruth Lock, Daniel Goode, Nathan Evans, their students, Woodville Gardens Primary School, Ingle Farm Primary School and Christies Beach primary school communities.
Senior Manager, Arts Programs
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