24-26 February 2022, Queensland Theatre
The Teaching Artist Program will commence in February 2022 with a three-day intensive, hosted onsite at Queensland Theatre. This intensive will include learning opportunities that explore the fundamental skills required of a teaching artist across school, youth and community contexts. It will include practical training and ‘micro’ teaching opportunities to apply newly developed teaching strategies and skills in a supportive environment, working with members of Queensland Theatre’s Young Artist Ensembles. The intensive will also include opportunities to participate in masterclass and skill share sessions with established and renowned teaching artists.
Course content across this intensive will include sessions that focus on:
- Designing, sequencing and scaffolding learning Activities
- Workshop structure and planning
- Content, styles and conventions
- Establishing a workshop culture
- Directing focus and behavior management
- Questioning strategies
- Micro teaching opportunities
March – April
Participants have the option to do learning placements across various workshop programs, providing the opportunity for observation, participation with reduced responsibility and practical opportunities to apply their learnings through assistant or co-teaching activities. A series of digital and/or in-person check-ins will be scheduled with QT team members and mentors.
22-23 April, Queensland Theatre
The second on-site session in the program will include focused sessions led by organisations and specialists in the following fields:
- Working with First Nations People
- Mental Health First Aid, responding to different needs
- LGBTQIA+ and gender diversity
- Planning workshops with a specific brief
- Adaptive planning
Participants will be engaged as teaching artists across The Scene Project and gain further practical teaching experience in the field, with the support of a teaching artist mentor.
28-29 October 2022, Queensland Theatre
The Teaching Artist Program concludes with a final day of professional development workshops focusing on future projects and possibilities. Course content will include:
- Working with refugees
- Engaging diverse and different communities
- Working with people who have a lived experience of disability
- Understanding school communities and the new QCE system
- Grant writing
Participants will have the opportunity to stay connected to Queensland Theatre via the teaching artist network. Queensland Theatre’s Education, Youth and Regional Engagement staff will continue to provide support and guidance as requested.