Masterclass in Drama Curriculum Design

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Price: £40

This is a long course with hours of CPD videos, tasks and resources to help you review your current Drama curriculum and build on it to curate and create your ideal Drama curriculum.

Course outline

Session One: Identify Knowledge. Review the content your current curriculum and identify what you would like to teach in your new Drama Curriculum. We will also review your schools boundaries and contexts, and how much that will impact on your choices and options.

Session Two: Identify the Big Picture. We begin to structure your new Drama Curriculum across all the Key Stages you teach so that you can show progression in learning knowledge and building towards developing informed, well rounded and educated young people.

Session Three: Units of Learning. In this session we bring together the different strands of knowledge into Units of Learning and how knowledge builds in individual Units of Learning, cultural capital can be developed and formative assessment folded into it.

Session Four: Instructional design for factual knowledge. In this session we go deeper into the Units of Learning and create a strategy for delivering factual knowledge to your students.

Session Five: Retrieval Practice Strategies. Having looked at how we will deliver factual knowledge, in this session we will explore the role of retrieval practice and how best to employ it in Drama for both practical and theory work.

Session Six: Rehearsal as deliberate and guided practice. Explore the role of rehearsal in teaching Drama and how important this is as part of deliberate and guided practice to improve.

Session Seven: Stretch and Challenge. In this session we start going back to the big picture, beginning with weaving into the big picture of our curriculum opportunities to stretch and challenge your students.

Session Eight: Blending in Cultural Capital. Continuing to examine the big picture of your curriculum, in this session we begin to explore the importance of Cultural Capital and how to blend it into your curriculum in a variety of different ways.

Session Nine: Reading opportunities. In this session we consider how to create opportunities for increased reading in our curriculum.

Session Ten: Summative Assessment Strategy. On our session we will explore the role of Summative Assessment in your curriculum and plan when and how those summative assessments will take place.

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