This half day Professional Learning workshop is for teachers who lack con dence or experience to schedule, manage and assess this option or those who would just like some fresh ideas to help improve their students’ results. Through a mostly practical approach as well as some masterclass activities, teachers will be provided with structures and sca olds, from unpacking the criteria for performance to ideas to help support their students and monitor their progress through this option for the HSC. At the end of the day teachers will feel con dent and well supported to drive the process with their own students as they start the journey with the cohort for 2022.
About the Presenters
Jo George is a highly skilled and well regarded Drama teacher with over 20 years’ experience teaching in Secondary Schools. After recent roles at Presbyterian Ladies’ College Sydney and Knox Grammar School, she is currently the Coordinator of Performing Arts (Dance, Drama and Music) at Marist Sisters College, Woolwich. As well as teaching she also serves on the Teacher Advisory Panel for the Sydney Theatre Company and ATYP (Australian Theatre For Young People. In her spare time, she also Audio Describes theatrical productions for Vision Australia. In 2017 she received a ‘Dedicated to the Dedicated’ Scholarship that enabled her to study best-practice tactile-tours, pre-show notes and live commentary at theatres, art galleries and museums in New York, Washington and London.
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.