This new part-practical course will explore how you can create a buzz for Dance throughout KS3 for all boys and girls in your school. You will leave with a wide range of ideas, methods and
approaches on how to work with your students on all ways to maximise their potential. The course is designed to give fresh ideas to Dance teachers and also to PE teachers teaching KS3 Dance working in schools where Dance is already embedded.
Finally, the course will also share ways in which the knowledge, understanding and skills required for GCSE Dance can be effectively builtinto KS3 planning and structuring to gain healthy numbers for recruitment into GCSE Dance
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Routines and Rituals-take away important tips on establishing high level learning from the moment students enter the studio.
Find out ways to put the Wow Factor into your dance lessons and dance clubs
Explore contemporary, street and musical theatre and leave ready to teach with confidence in these styles.
Take away a range of different and fresh approaches to teaching performance, choreography and appreciation to students using a variety of themes and professional works and musical theatre
Engaging and raising attainment of middle to lower achieving student
KS3 Dance Teaching – the Challenges and Opportunities
10.00 – 10.40am
Understanding the key challenges and considering how and what you can be doing to ensure these don’t stand in the way of effective dance teaching
Considering issues space, constraints of timetable issues and how to effectively work around these
Student motivation, attendance
Creating a culture: boys dance too
Discussion and coffee break
Putting the Wow Factor into your Dance Lessons to create advance 11.00 – 12.30pm culture, relationships and rapport
11.00 – 12.30pm
Key essentials: the importance of creating the right relationships, rapport and atmosphere for students to succeed
What is the ‘Wow’ factor? And how best, with effective practical approaches to put this into your Dance lessons
Approaches to including diversity in your dance KS3/KS4 lessons
How we can help students get the dopamine download required to engage fully and take creative risks in their work
Lunch and informal discussion
12.30 – 1.30pm
Studio – Practical Session: How to teach brilliant dance
1.30 – 3.00pm
Practical ideas and takeaways – warm-ups and short phrases
Building Choreographic skills – introducing students to choreography, building u p and developing skills and the confidence to work on their own and in groups.
Picking the stimulus – tips on which professional works you should choose for the needs of your students.
Ways to motivate and engage boys
Music as a motivator – how to select music to create an appropriate environment in the studio
l Differentiation- how to meet the needs of all of your learners
How to meet the needs of all of your students to stretch and challenge as well as adapt for specific students
Discussion: afternoon tea
3.00 – 3.05pm
Getting Assessment at KS3 right
3.05 – 3.45pm
Ensuring rigorous assessment at KS3 to make for rapid progress and excellent student learning
Building in excellent feedback into your assessment processes – what counts as excellent feedback in KS3 Dance
Best practice methods to tracking, monitoring and measuring progress at KS3
What are the barriers to KS3 dance learning and methods to overcome them
Claire Noonan has been a Head of Dance in a mixed state comprehensive school and has been dedicated to dance in education for over twenty years. In addition, Claire is a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) and has taken on consultancy roles at both primary and secondary level, within a variety of demographics. Claire has improved the quality of dance provision within a number of schools, she has a wealth of experience in working with a range of professionals, a diverse set of students and how to work effectively within time and budgetary restraints.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All GCSE Dance Teachers
Heads of Dance
Head of Performing Arts
Heads of PE
Teachers with responsibility for extra curricular activities