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Kaleidoscope January 2020 – celebrating creative learning, creative teaching and creative change

Out to Play CPD Sessions – October 2019

“I hadn’t realised the power of imagination within outdoor learning”

Eco Drama is delivering 3 Out to Play CPD sessions for primary school teachers and education practitioners at venues in Glasgow and Paisley this October on the following dates/times:

  1. Monday 21st October, 3.30-5.30pm – Jordanhill School, Glasgow
  2. Tuesday 22nd October, 3.30-5.30pm – Kibble Education Centre, Paisley
  3. Thursday 24th October, 10-12noon – Glenburn Resource Centre, Paisley

The session will introduce the Out to Play project, supporting primary school teachers and education practitioners to engage further with outdoor learning and make imaginative use of school playgrounds using drama and storytelling. This 2 hour practical session costs £45 pp which includes a hard copy of Eco Drama’s latest resource ‘Let’s Go…Out to Play!‘.

There are a limited number of places left on each of the dates. To find out more information and book a place, please email christine@ecodrama.co.uk

“Best CPD event I have been to in ages.” Catriona Brown, Battlefield Primary

“Fantastic workshop. Ben is inspirational.” Jane Johnston-Smith, Eaglesham Primary

Eco Drama Resource Pack ‘Let’s Go…Out to Play!’

Eco Drama have copies available of our brand new Resource Pack ‘Let’s Go…Out to Play!’, an invaluable 82 page document bursting with ideas, activities, stories and inspiration to develop a school’s ‘Out to Play’ journey.

Building on the first pack written by Eco Drama in 2015, this second edition draws on the experiences of the Drama Artists that delivered Out to Play residencies in school playgrounds across Glasgow during 2015-18. It contains an abundance of new ideas to support teachers to deliver imaginative outdoor learning sessions in school playgrounds, including inspiring environmental stories, nature connection exercises, session plans, drama activities and games, and is packed full of handy tips and insights for facilitating creative outdoor learning sessions.

The pack is suitable for teachers, early years practitioners or any practitioner working in an education setting, looking to explore more creative ways of delivering outdoor learning and sustainable development education.

“Teachers who have used this resource have found it well planned out, easy to follow and have found the activities to be very motivating for the children.” Andrea Gurd, Aultmore Park

Packs are available to purchase for £20 as a quality, ring-bound hard copy booklet. To order a copy pleased email nina@ecodrama.co.uk. View a sample copy or visit the Eco Drama website for more information: http://www.ecodrama.co.uk/resources/

An exciting competition for young composers aged 12-18 – RSNO

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Notes From Scotland: A national competition for young composers

Attend an afternoon of workshops to gain top composing tips from experts, before submitting a short work for an instrumental trio, quartet or quintet.  Whether you’ve been composing for a long time or you are just starting and are interested in learning a little more about compositional techniques, book your place now!

 Notes from Scotland 2019 Flyer

Notes From Scotland – FREE Workshop
Saturday 18th May 2019
13.00 – 17.00
New Auditorium, RSNO Centre, G2 3NX

This workshop is open to all abilities. To sign up for a free place at the workshop afternoon please visit rsno.org.uk/engage/notes-from-scotland/ to download the booking form.
(Please note, attendance at the workshop is not compulsory to enter the competition)

Workshop bookings are now open!

Competition entries will be shortlisted and five finalists will have their piece played musicians from the RSNO in a live final on Saturday 22nd June 2018.

Competition entries open 1st May and close 31st May 2019 at 5pm.

For further details please see attached flyer or visit rsno.org.uk/engage/notes-from-scotland/

 

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Employability and Creativity Skills across Learning Award

The Scottish Education Awards recognise early learning and childcare settings and schools that have developed a vibrant and progressive culture and climate of continuous innovation. There are 15 award categories in total.

 From 2013 onwards the Awards featured a Creative Learning Award category with notable shortlisted winners from primary, early learning and childcare, and secondary schools. Last year we took the awards a step further by embedding creative teaching, creative learning, and creative improvement in all of the award categories, and with a focus on creativity skills within a new Employability and Creativity Skills across Learning category.

You may wish to submit a nomination or encourage nominations from your authority/area for this award which recognises establishments that promote the development of employability and creativity skills for pupils and staff in partnership with the wider school community across all contexts and settings where young people are learning.

Find out more and make nominations by 6pm on Thursday 14 February here:

http://www.scottisheducationawards.co.uk/categories-employability.html

Please read the guidance notes incorporated into this page which explain what information should be provided.

 For information about the Scottish Education Awards and all fifteen categories, visit the website here:

http://www.scottisheducationawards.co.uk/

Free Rehearsal Space at Scottish Youth Theatre – 16-25 year olds

Open House Thursdays

Turn up – be creative – do your own thing
P.s. its free!

One Thursday night every month, we invite young people aged 16 – 25 to use our Glasgow venue for free, to be creative in their own way. It should be related to the performing arts, so you can rehearse, improvise, experiment across art forms – whatever you choose… just come along!

SDTN Technical Theatre Symposium 2019

SDTN Technical Theatre Symposium 2019
in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Monday 28th January 2019
Rockvilla & The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
8:30am – 5:30pm
 
Join us for our 5th Annual Technical Theatre Symposium where we bring together our Scottish Further and Higher Education Network Institutions and Scottish theatre industry professionals to discuss a range of technical theatre and design topics, including skills training and career pathways. This year, we are delighted to be working in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The morning includes a complimentary breakfast and a choice of Professional Development Workshops at the National Theatre of Scotland production base, Rockvilla, including Hair, Make Up & Special FX with Freelance Artist Michelle Lyons, QLab for AV Design with Freelance Video Artist Jamie Wardop, Scenic Art with Gary Fry and Sound Design with award winning Sound Designer for National Theatre of Scotland Richard Price.
The afternoon begins with lunch at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Renfrew Street building, followed by a Symposium featuring spotlight guest speakers and break out sessions, with talks from Federation of Scottish Theatre, Vanishing Point and University of the West of Scotland. The day will end with a reception at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Delegates can register for the full day (Workshops and Symposium) or the afternoon (Symposium only). Please note the morning session has limited capacity so book ASAP.

Full Day Schedule

  • 08:30                              REGISTRATION AT ROCKVILLA

 

  • 09:00 – 11:00                  SOUND DESIGN WITH RICHARD PRICE (ROCKVILLA)

OR

  • 09:00 – 10:00                  SCENIC ART WITH GARY FRY (ROCKVILLA)

 

  • 11:00 – 13:00                  QLAB FOR A.V. WITH JAMIE WARDROP (ROCKVILLA)

OR

  • 11:00 – 13:00                  HAIR, MAKEUP & SPECIAL EFFECTS WITH MICHELLE LYONS (ROCKVILLA)

 

  • 13:00                               WALK TO RCS, 100 RENFREW STREET
  • 13:30 – 14:30                  LUNCH AT RCS – JACK BRUCE SPACE
  • 14:30 – 16:40                  SYMPOSIUM (RCS – NEW ATHENAEUM THEATRE)
  • 1640 – 1730                     DRINKS RECEPTION (RCS – JACK BRUCE SPACE)

Find out more about the CPD workshops here. Once you have booked SDTN will contact you to confirm your workshop choices.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Symposium on 28 January.

Booking Information
For more information and to book your place click here.
 

Interdisciplinary Learning: Creative Thinking for a Complex World – Conference followed by free public talk

Conference: 9 am−6 pm

Join leading international figures and local experts, including John Swinney MSP, as they discuss how interdiscplinary learning (IDL) can help people to solve problems and tackle challenges that are beyond the scope of any single subject.

Workshops and poster sessions will stimulate discussion of how to develop IDL in schools, colleges and universities.

Follow the link below for full details, costs and how to book:

https://technology-trust-news.org/2S3B-TE1E-075YKW9F50/cr.aspx

Followed by:

Our Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of our Second Renaissance

Free public talk: 6.30 pm−8 pm

Join us for this free public talk from Oxford University’s Professor Ian Goldin as he draws on his latest book Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of our Second Renaissance to outline the opportunities for society of globalisation but also the risks we face including pandemics, cyberattacks, climate change and financial contagion.