The 2022 Group Performance Devising for the HSC Professional Learning event will specifically look at strategies to effectively manage and program the Group Devised component of the HSC Syllabus. It is also a terrific opportunity for educators across the state to gain a deeper understanding of syllabus outcomes and group performance marking criteria.
Participants will be led through a variety of strategies by accomplished Drama Teachers and participate in workshop activities that explore devising techniques. Furthermore, participants will be guided through professional, collegial discussions to build confidence in approaching this key component of the HSC course.
The purpose of this professional learning experience is to empower participants with the skills and knowledge to lead the process in the classroom and confidently mark their own students’ work, to a standard that is of an HSC level.
About the Presenters
Daniel Kavanagh is a Drama educator and practitioner with over 25 years’ experience in the Performing Arts. He is an accomplished Director, Playwright and Composer and Performer. He has specialised in working with young people in the performing arts and has been the Artistic Director of several key Youth Arts organisations in NSW throughout his career, the most notable being Founding member and Artistic Director of Tantrum Youth Arts. As well as teaching he also serves on the Education steering committee for ATYP (Australian Theatre for Young People). He is an experienced HSC teacher and is currently the Head Teacher of Drama at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts where he continues to create and nurture links between the worlds of Drama Education and the Performing Arts industry.
Second presenter TBA
Teacher nominated hours could work towards the following Teaching Standards:
5.2.2 Provide timely, effective and appropriate feedback to students about their achievement relative to their learning goals.
6.2.2 Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.