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Description

I bet you know the power of music but sometimes fear that you aren’t the world’s next pop star…

Dancing is so much fun… but what about when you have an audience?

Storytelling is amazing when you sit back and hear an eloquent and engaging storyteller, but when it’s your turn to take the lead well that’s a different story…

So how do we overcome our fears, lack of skills or lack of ideas when it comes to introducing music, dance and storytelling into an early childhood program?

Music, dance and storytelling are a fundamental part of life and have the power to transport children to different places to become someone or something else. The dramatic arts through voice, poetry, stories, rhymes, chants, puppets, music and dance should be embedded in the curriculum every day. This can be intimidating for those with no background in the dramatic arts or for those who have been on the receiving end of discouraging comments about their dramatic art endeavours. Louise believes if you can breathe you can sing, if you can move you can dance, if you can communicate you can tell a story…

This practical workshop will give you the skills you need to be able to use simple culturally diverse props and incorporate music, dance and storytelling in your pedagogy.

During this inspiring workshop, you will:

  • Investigate beat and rhythm with children of all abilities
  • Learn simple rhymes, raps and rhythms
  • Discover simple props and resources
  • Tell stories without books Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Identify various arts based curriculum content to introduce to children
  • Apply a range of music, dance and storytelling techniques into the everyday
  • Role play a number of practical teaching strategies 

 

THE AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS

Completing this course – Music, Storytelling and Dance (6 hours) may be used as Teacher Identified Professional Development/Learning addressing: APTS 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.

AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARD DESCRIPTORS

  • APTS 6.4.2: Undertake professional learning programs designed to address identified student learning needs

THE NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD

This course aligns with:

  • QA 1: Educational program and practice