There are still a few FREE places on the following CAST CPD courses:
TEACHING MUSIC THROUGH SONG, CREATIVE, FUN STORYTELLING, PAINTING AND THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOUR, MUSICAL COMPOSITION AND IMPROVISATION, INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION IN THE CLASSROOM.
See below for full venue information………….
Helensburgh: Rhu Primary – All courses
Dunoon: Kirn Primary – All courses
Oban: Gaelic Centre, Corran Halls – All courses
Mull: Salen Primary – All courses
Islay: Islay High School – All courses
Campbeltown: Castlehill Primary – All courses
Tarbert: Tarbert Academy – Creative, fun, storytelling & Painting and the wonderful world of colour
Mid Argyll: Ardrishaig Primary – Teaching music through song, Musical composition and improvisation, Instrumental instruction in the classroom.
Bute: Rothesay Joint Campus – All courses
Courses will run from approx 4pm till 6pm latest. Local. Tea and coffee will be available.
Email Fiona Blakey to book a place. email@example.com
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TEACHING MUSIC THROUGH SONG
Delivered by Jenny England, primary music specialistBring the joy of song into your classroom, whilst building skills in the key elements of music. The voice is our most accessible instrument, a wonderful resource to support a sense of belonging, self expression and to develop musical skills. This session is designed to give you ease and inspiration to have fun with singing. Absolutely no experience required, those less confident about singing especially welcome. You will learn to:
• ‘Work’ a song to explore tempo, dynamics, rhythm, ostinato patterns and improvisation.
• Achieve success when singing in two or more parts
• Encourage accurate pitching
• Invent games and have fun with songs
• Become more confident singing with your class
Islay Thurs 3 October Mid Argyll Tues 19 November
Mull Thurs 7 November Rothesay Thurs 21 November
Oban Tues 12 November Dunoon Tues 26 November
Kintyre Thurs 14 November Helensburgh Thurs 28 November
CREATIVE, FUN STORYTELLING
Delivered by Marion Kenny, performing storyteller
We believe story, poetry, voice and language play are an essential key to language development, enjoyment in learning and teaching, and to delivering the Curriculum for Excellence in a way that engages and inspires young people and their teachers for life. This workshop aims to re-invigorate teachers to take a creative, fun approach to using storytelling as a medium for teaching right across the curriculum. Join storyteller and musician Marion Kenny for practical tools and tips to boost your confidence, extend your repertoire, and refresh your spirit and love of language. Appropriate for all levels.
Mull Mon 25 November Kintyre Mon 2 December
Oban Tues 26 November Rothesay Tues 3 December
Islay Wed 27 November Dunoon Wed 4 December
Tarbert Thurs 28 November Helensburgh Thurs 5 December
PAINTING AND THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOUR
Delivered by Sian MacQueen, contemporary Scottish artist.
Come along and enjoy an introduction to a variety of painting techniques to pass on to your pupils, focusing on applying paint in exciting ways. This session will arm you with confidence to teach art introducing several different media. We will also help open up the world of colour and help you teach colour theory in an engaging and interesting way (without a colour wheel!) You will learn about how colour relates to history, geology, fashion, controversy, language, and literature whilst investigating the psychology and meaning of colour. Appropriate for all levels.
Helensburgh Mon 20 January Mull Mon 27 January
Dunoon Tues 21 January Oban Tues 28 January
Islay Wed 22 January Kintyre Wed 29 January
Tarbert Thurs 23 January Rothesay Thurs 30 January
MUSICAL COMPOSITION AND IMPROVISATION
Delivered by Jenny England, primary music specialist
Inventing is a core part of the music curriculum, and one in which many teachers identify a lack of confidence and skills. Allowing children to invent their own music opens a creative door, that can inspire a love of music. Let’s not miss that opportunity, come and learn some skills for
composition. You will learn:
• Guidelines to support structure and form when setting inventing tasks
• How to use the voice to compose
• Tips for composing in groups
• Practices to inspire and encourage self expression
Helensburgh Tues 4 February Dunoon Thurs 27 February
Islay Thurs 6 February Kintyre Tues 4 March
Mid Argyll Tues 11 February Mull Thurs 6 March
Oban Tues 25 February Rothesay Thurs 13 March
INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION IN THE CLASSROOM
for the non specialist. Delivered by Jenny England, primary music specialist
Have you experienced chaos in the classroom when you take out the percussion box, or the pain of beginning recorder teaching! Come along and learn how we can improve our skills, and hence enjoyment and learning for all, in facilitating instrumental ensemble playing in the classroom. You will learn:
• Principles and progression for teaching instrumental skills
• What works at each learning level
• Basic conducting skills
• Ideas for mixed ensemble groups
All welcome, no previous instrumental experience required. We will cover the use of classroom instruments from P1-P7.
Helensburgh Thursday 24 April Kintyre Thursday 15 May
Mid Argyll Tuesday 29 April Mull Tuesday 20 May
Dunoon Thursday 8 May Rothesay Thursday 22 May
Oban Tuesday 13 May Islay Thursday 5 June