Teacher Professional Learning

In Schools

Carclew’s state-wide Teacher Professional Learning program is for educators who are interested in developing effective skills for teaching the Australian Curriculum: The Arts.

In-person and online workshops are offered a number of times a year at no cost to Department for Education teachers and staff. Each workshop focuses on a different specific art form, methodology or theme.

The program also provides the opportunity for skills sharing, collaboration and to be a part of a diverse creative learning community.

Teacher Professional Learning is part of Carclew in Schools and is supported by the Government of South Australia through the Department for Education.

 

 

Upcoming Professional Learning

Date: Term 1, Week 11 on Thursday, 11th April 2024
Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm (2.5 hours)
Location: Carclew and Online

Discover how to make and record music in your classroom with know-how, tools and the music industry tricks from leading South Australian musicians and sound artists Margie Jean Lewis and Keira Simmons.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Create music with what you have in the classroom.
  • Capture sound with use low-tech solutions.
  • Use free software to finish your tracks so they are ready to share.

Along the way, the workshop will highlight copyright and student artist permissions to help your students to understand the value of their creativity and protect it.

This workshop provides an engaging hands-on experience where you can connect with like-minded colleagues and to have your questions answered by experienced teaching artists with real-world experience.

A certificate of professional learning will be provided. This professional learning workshop will support you in demonstrating the following AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teacher: 2.1, 2.6, 3.4, 6.2

Bookings essential – Book now via Humanitix.

Workshop Teaching Artists

Keira Simmons
Keira J. Simmons (she/they) is a South Australian sound artist and sound designer. She creates projects that explore bodily engagement with place and sound, through speculative soundwalking and performing meditative ambient sets. Collaborating with local and global artists on creative projects, her work focuses on queerness, ecology, neurodivergence and embodied theatrical experiences.
Listen: keirasimmons.com
Follow: instagram.com/keira.sound

Margie Jean Lewis
Margie Jean Lewis is a South Australian musician, composer, multi-disciplinary artist and floral designer who lived and worked in Dublin, Ireland for 13 years before returning to her hometown of Adelaide in 2020. Specialising in vocals, violin, loopstations and electronic sound design, she is known for her live performances of intricately crafted ethereal soundscapes and has toured throughout Ireland, UK and Europe.
Listen: soundcloud.com/margiejeanlewis
Follow: instagram.com/margie__jean

Date: Term 2, Week 9 – Wednesday 26th June 2024
Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm (2.5 hours)
Location: Carclew and Online

Share your students’ creativity with your local community by staging a school art exhibition!

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Curate an exhibition based on a theme, idea or medium.
  • Choose and make the best use of an exhibition space.
  • Hang and display artworks without damaging them.
  • Add additional ‘sparkle’ with professional-like wall labels and texts.
  • Apply your new skills to exhibiting learning outcomes from other subjects.

This workshop will provide an engaging hands-on experience where you can connect with like-minded colleagues and to have your questions answered by professional curators and artists with real-world experience.

A certificate of professional learning will be provided. This professional learning workshop will support you in demonstrating the following AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teacher: 2.1, 3.2, 4.1, 7.3

Bookings essential – Book now via Humanitix.

Date: Term 2, Week 10 – TBC exact day
Time: TBC
Location: In-Person only, Port Augusta area, address TBC

Sharpen your skills and knowledge of drawing with professional local visual artists. Suitable for primary and secondary teachers who are novice or skilled artists, this workshop will explore traditional and digital drawing techniques to help you bring your students’ ideas to life.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Different ways to approach traditional and digital drawing techniques.
  • How to use compositional techniques to draw the eye.
  • Tips to support nervous students and build confidence.
  • How to structure drawing activities for your students that will guarantee success.

You can expect an engaging hands-on experience with time to connect with your colleagues and to have your questions answered by professional teaching artists with real-world experience.

A certificate of professional learning will be provided. This professional learning workshop will support you in demonstrating the following AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teacher: 3.2, 6.2, 7.1, 7.4

Bookings essential – Book now via Humanitix.

Date: Term 3, Week 6 – 30th August
Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm (2.5 hours)
Location: Carclew and Online

Sharpen your skills and knowledge of drawing with professional visual artists Thomas Readett and Alex Beckinsale. Suitable for primary and secondary teachers who are novice or skilled artists, this workshops will explore traditional and digital drawing techniques to help you bring your students’ ideas to life.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Different ways to approach traditional and digital drawing techniques.
  • How to use compositional techniques to draw the eye.
  • Tips to support nervous students and build confidence.
  • How to structure drawing activities for your students that will guarantee success.

Whether you join us online or in-person you can expect an engaging hands-on experience with time to connect with your colleagues and to have your questions answered by professional teaching artists with real-world experience.

A certificate of professional learning will be provided. This professional learning workshop will support you in demonstrating the following AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teacher: 3.2, 6.2, 7.1, 7.4

Bookings essential – Book now via Humanitix.

Workshop Teaching Artists

Thomas Readett
Thomas Readett is an artist and Ngarrindjeri man who was born and raised in Kaurna Country where he continues to practice and live. As a highly skilled and trained visual artist, Thomas predominantly creates large scale commissions, artistic projects, exhibitions and resources all from within his company TR Visual Arts. However, his practice spans drawing, painting, video, music, advocacy and education

He has worked in education roles supporting galleries and organisations and as a freelancer to create authentic and engaging Aboriginal art resources. His most recent position as First Nations Academic Officer has seen him develop a new course for Adelaide Central School of Art called ‘First Nations Narratives’, in collaboration with Dr. Nerina Dunt.
Explore: trvisualarts.com
Follow: instagram.com/trvisualarts

Alex Beckinsale
Alex Beckinsale is an early career artist whose work is inspired by strange narratives, folklore, and popular culture. She focuses on figurative art and portraiture, often constructing otherworldly and mysterious situations in her work. Alex is currently a drawing lecturer at the Adelaide Central School of Art.
Explore: alexbeckinsale.com
Follow: instagram.com/alexbeckinsale

Date: Term 3, Week 8 – Thursday 12th September 2024
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm (1.5 hours)
Location: Online only.

Join a panel of experts to unpack the value of engaging with professional artists and how to plan and deliver a rewarding arts project.

Ask questions and discover how to:

  • Connect with professional artists from all art forms.
  • Collaborate with an artist to design an engaging art project.
  • Plan and work to a budget.
  • Fundraise to support an arts project.
  • Identify grants and write successful applications.

Panelists (to be announced) include artists, educators and industry professional with experience planning and delivering school art projects.

A certificate of professional learning will be provided. This professional learning workshop will support you in demonstrating the following AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teacher: 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 6.3

Bookings essential – Book now via Humanitix.

Date: Term 4, Week 1 – Thursday 17th October 2024
Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm (2.5 hours)
Location: Carclew and Online

Transform your students’ ideas into a theatre performance using learning activities informed by improvisation and devising techniques.

Professional theatremakers (to be announced) will share their experiences to teach you:

  • Techniques and activities to initiate ideas and expand them into small scenes
  • Methods for connecting your scenes to make a show
  • How to use storytelling techniques as part of your show

Whether you join us online or in-person you can expect an engaging hands-on experience with time to connect with your colleagues and have your questions answered by the professional teaching artists.

A certificate of professional learning will be provided. This professional learning workshop will support you in demonstrating the following AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teacher: 2.1, 3.4, 4.1, 7.4

Bookings essential – Book now via Humanitix.

Date: Term 4, Week 5 – exact date TBC
Time: TBC
Location: In-Person Only, Penola area, address TBC

Get back to the fundamentals with the five important elements of dance – body, action, space, time and energy.

With professional dancers (to be announced), explore and learn:

  • Ideation techniques for creating your own dance with your class
  • Choreographic devices, including repetition, mirroring, contrast
  • How to use the body and its place in space to create images and share ideas
  • How the order of your dance impacts how narratives and ideas are perceived
  • Body awareness to support student to be safe while participating
  • Options for recording your dance to support rehearsals and sharing

A certificate of professional learning will be provided. This professional learning workshop will support you in demonstrating the following AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teacher: 3.4, 4.1, 4.4, 6.4

Bookings essential – Book now via Humanitix.