PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR EDUCATORS
Detailed teachers' notes linked to SACSA, the South Australian curriculum framework are produced for each Windmill production. The notes include information relating to the creative team, pre-performance and post-performance ideas, curriculum tasks and other learning areas.
A program of teacher workshops is developed for each Windmill production. The workshops are aligned to themes and ideas from the productions and feature directors, performers and creators of Windmill performances. These workshops provide a chance to connect the creative development with a quality in-theatre production.
Workshops for 2013
The Story Thieves - March workshops for primary teachers
Big Bad Wolf - June workshops for R-3 teachers.
Curriculum Links for 2012:
The Story Thieves - The Arts (Drama, Music & Media); Design & Technology, Australian Curriculum – English.
Big Bad Wolf - The Arts (Drama), English (AC).
Sons and Mothers - The Arts (Drama, Dance & Media); Australian Curriculum: English
Grug – The Early Years Learning Framework has the arts woven throughout. Outcome 5: Children are Effective Communicators supports engaging with live theatre. SACSA R-2 Link: The Arts (Drama & Music).
A Behind the Scenes teaching resource linked to Windmill Theatre’s production of Fugitive. The resource includes a DVD and book. The DVD shows interviews with each of the creative team highlighting their role in the production and aspects of their individual careers. The accompanying book links the DVD to SACE studies, but also provides background material for primary teachers of drama. Click on link for order form.
In partnership with the DECD New Media and Virtual Environments team an E-book resource has been developed linked to Windmill Theatre and Border Project’s production of Escape from Peligro Island. This resource illustrates the links between technology and the arts and provides a model of good practice linking arts curriculum (SACSA), assessment strategies with the General Capabilities and Cross curriculum connections. Contact Julie for details on accessing the resource.
Ngura ini Mimili Nya – A place called Mimili.
A short documentary film and DVD resource framed by the Accelerated Literacy Model. The resource was developed in partnership with the school and community of Mimili. The story is told by the children as they prepare for the annual Ernabella Dance Off. It provides a unique glimpse into life in a remote community as the children plan, rehearse, make costumes and perform in front of their peers and APY Lands community. Click on link for order form.