This practical workshop is an opportunity to share a collection of activities and learning designs that authentically link the Mandatory curriculum to outcomes of all areas of the Performing Arts (Dance, Drama, and Music). This Primary Performing Arts workshop presents dance, drama, and music in one multidisciplinary classroom setting and on a broader scale, provides students with transferable skills that connect a cognitive understanding of curriculum subjects with physical embodiment and creative thinking. Workshop participants will sample multimodal examples from a variety of deep learning designs. The aim is to develop essential collaborative and communication skills through creative and ctional settings that explore real concepts relevant to their world.
About the Presenter
Isabella Mistry is currently the Director of Performing Arts at St Columba Anglican School, Port Macquarie. For the last two decades, she has taught Dance, Drama, Music, and Music Theatre in several schools in Sydney before her appointment at St Columba in 2018. Isabella is a Theatre Nepean Graduate (BA-Theatre Performance) and completed a BA in Teaching at UWS. Completing a Master of Applied Theatre Studies at the University of New England, Isabella’s research explores designing portable teaching frameworks for K-12 based on the NSW Creative Arts Curriculum. Isabella’s research is in the spirit of designing accessible and relevant learning experiences, prescribed to school’s needs, and allow students to ignite curiosity and a thirst for lifelong learning beyond the classroom. Isabella currently leads the design and implementation of a Primary Performing Arts Hour with a team of K-12 Performing Arts and Primary teachers at St Columba Anglican School, Port Macquarie.