Workshop Series

Bold Park Community School is recognised for the innovative, collaborative and creative learning environments we provide for our students, and for over 20 years we have been providing the same for our educators.   Through our workshop series, we now invite you to join with us in this collaborative professional experience, as our educators share experiences, questions and understanding of the challenges, strategies and practices it takes to provide deep and responsive learning environments.   

Engaging ideas, ‘hands-on’ experience, collegial and fun!  Come and join us!


THE CAMERA AS A TOOL FOR CREATIVITY AND DOCUMENTATION

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 4pm to 6pm

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Rhys George

In 2018, The Kwilena Class (Year 1 and 2) were curious about the depths of the ocean and created a research vessel to investigate these unexplored places. The children filmed a tour from within their model ship using green screen techniques. The tour became an artefact of the children’s thinking and demonstrated their discussions and planning of a complex networked relationship between the ship’s different compartments.

This workshop is a hands-on session with cameras, lights, green screens and editing software. It uses the Kwilena’s research ship project as an example as participants use the camera as both a tool for creativity and for documentation.

Workshop participants can expect to gain an insight in to the role of an Aterlierista in a classroom project, basic DSLR camera skills, basic lighting skills, basic editing skills within Premiere Pro and basic green screen editing skills through this hands-on workshop with Bold Park Community School’s Arts Team Leader, Rhys George. https://www.boldpark.com/people/rhys-george/

This Bold Park Community School workshop has been designed with reference to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Teaching Standards, covering standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.6, 3.3, 3.4, 4.5, 6.1, 6.2.


“LET IT RIP!”: BEYBLADES AT KINDY? A PROVOCATIVE PROVOCATION.

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 4pm – 5pm

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Kiah Hammersley-Rule

A project and subsequent learning journey developed through observations of a group of four year old boys who began bringing their Beyblade toys to Kindy to ‘duel’ with at the start of day. Educator and parents alike were intrigued and confronted by the raucous excitement ‘duelling with the Beyblades’ provoked in the boys. 

The project which integrated the languages of dance and visual arts evolved from the Beyblade and spinning top play. The learning journey, titled ‘The Motor-magic of Movement’, was shared with class parents through EDUCA (online) journals, portfolios and celebrated in a small, end of project publication. For the educators, this project raised many considerations and pathways for research and reflection. 

Workshop participants can expect to gain an insight in to examining the role of the educator-as-researcher to re-imagine, challenge theory and re-construct notions of learning and education with children, families and educators through this hands-on workshop with Bold Park Community School’s Early Childhood and Wilderness Playgroup Educator, Kiah Hammersley-Rule. https://www.boldpark.com/people/kiah-hammersly-rule/

This Bold Park Community School workshop has been designed with reference to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Teaching Standards, covering standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2.


ENGAGING CREATIVE TOOLS IN LEARNING – WIRE

Saturday 25 May 2019, 9:30am – 2:30pm

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Renata Biancardi

Join Renata Biancardi, Visual Arts Specialist in this hands-on workshop, creating, thinking and reflecting on different approaches in visual arts skills by exploring creativity as an important part of the learning process. During the session workshop participants will also reflect on the importance of the environment, documentation and presentation of the materials when introducing a new media to a classroom. 

This workshop provides practical and theoretical elements through learning how to use pliers, basic wire techniques and with the mind set on the 100 languages (Reggio Emilia), we will translate three-dimensional media to a two-dimensional technique.

Workshop participants can expect to gain an understanding of the learning potential that this intriguing media (wire) has, develop their own and unique pedagogical approach and develop new skills on documentation for portfolios and their own professional development through this hands-on workshop with Bold Park Community School’s Visual Arts Specialist, Renata Biancardi. https://www.boldpark.com/people/renata-biancardi/

This Bold Park Community School workshop has been designed with reference to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Teaching Standards, covering standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 2.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 5.1, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2.


EMBEDDING DRAMA PERSPECTIVES

Wednesday 5 June 2019, 4pm – 5:30pm

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Jess Wellman

A practical, introductory workshop for Primary Classroom Teachers (Years 3-6) interested in practical delivery and integration of Drama Curriculum. Participants will be introduced to foundational Drama skills and strategies for use in the classroom, and guided through key terminology and concepts found in the curriculum. The workshop will focus on utilising Drama experiences to enhance learning across a range of subject areas. Workshop participants will also be introduced to the fundamentals of assessing Drama skills and responses in the primary setting. 

This workshop is an interactive hands-on session with Bold Park Community School’s Drama Specialist, Jess Wellman, where participants can expect to gain practical strategies for collaboration and achieving intended learning outcomes in a range of subjects, an introduction to assessing Drama skills and responses in Years 3-6 and takeaway resources for immediate use in the classroom. https://www.boldpark.com/people/jess-wellman/

This Bold Park Community School workshop has been designed with reference to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Teaching Standards, covering standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 6.1, 6.2.


PUTTING THE NATURE BACK INTO NATURE PLAY

Wednesday 5 June 2019, 4pm – 6pm

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Johanna Riddell

Many of us now know the importance of ‘nature play’ and its many benefits. Many schools are putting ‘nature play’ playgrounds onto their campuses. But what about putting in more nature? 

This workshop addresses the call for stewardship and sustainability that has been heralded by Science and Indigenous communities for many years. The ‘nature play’ movement provides schools an opportunity to be leaders in regenerating our nature landscapes to varying degrees by replanting endemic plants in various ways – while gaining health and educational benefits. 

Workshop participants will be introduced to the bush foods and other endemic significant plants growing at Bold Park as well as learning how we set up ‘nature rooms’ through this hands-on workshop with Bold Park Community School’s Humanities Educator, Johanna Riddell. https://www.boldpark.com/people/johanna-riddell/

This Bold Park Community School workshop has been designed with reference to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Teaching Standards, covering standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 6.1, 6.2.

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Sir Ken Robinson

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