DramaWest runs multiple professional development events throughout the year. Below is our current calendar of events for 2018. Please check back here regularly, as we may add events from time to time.
Our 2018 calendar of events:
AGM & WA Curriculum Professional Development workshop:
Saturday 17th February
DramaWest Professional Networking Afternoon:
Wednesday 16th May
DramaWest invites new and established teachers to come together and join us for an afternoon of connection, communication, collaboration…and coffee!
This informal gathering, held at Shenton College (Chapters at Lemnos) from 5:00pm- 6:00pm, will provide an opportunity to connect and share ideas, resources and anecdotes with your extended Drama education family.
This is a free event, but places are limited, so be sure to book your place early! Register here
Student WACE exam preparation workshops:
Thursday 5th & Friday 6th July
DramaWest will be providing a fantastic opportunity for Drama students completing the 2018 WACE examinations in just a few short months. DramaWest is offering a series of revision workshops in the July school holidays to help students prepare for both the written and practical exams.
The workshops will be conducted by experienced Drama educators and WACE examiners. This two day workshop will give students a practical understanding of how to do well in the external examination for Drama (practical and written).
For more information and to purchase tickets Register here
WACE Preparation Workshops 2018 Webinar Option
For the first time in DramaWest history, we invite members to observe the 2018 WACE Preparation Workshops through our new Webinar Option!
This is an invaluable opportunity for practicing teachers to observe the workshops to inform their own practice.
Serving teachers may view the workshops via webinar. Please note that this will not be an interactive webinar; if you have any questions that arise throughout the workshops, please table them in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase your Serving Teacher Webinar Tickets by clicking here!
You must be a current financial DramaWest Member, and practicing teacher, to join the webinar. Please click the link here to purchase your DramaWest membership.
2018 State Conference – ‘Connection’
Saturday 4th August
The DramaWest conference will be held at Perth College, Mt Lawley on Saturday 4th August 2018.
This year’s conference theme continues to build on the principles of nurturing and fostering growth in Arts education explored at the 2017 Drama Australia conference, New Ground Rising.
The Conference will offer educators from all backgrounds and experiences – including those delivering a Drama curriculum for the first time – an opportunity to network, gather and share knowledge, participate in quality professional learning and access practical support from leaders in the field. A dynamic program of events will include practical workshops, papers, and facilitated dialogue groups.
Connection: Programme of Events
Please click the following link to view this year’s program CONNECTION program 2018
Register your place here
Drama Australia 2018 National Conference hosted by Drama Victoria
Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December
Drama Australia are delighted to announce that the 2018 Drama Australia National Conference will be held in Melbourne on Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December in partnership with Drama Victoria.
This year’s conference theme is CONTINUUM: Drama education past, present and future. We ask our presenters and delegates to contemplate the notion of continuum that is drama education in Australia especially as the host of the organisation is celebrating it’s 50th birthday.
A continuum can be characterised as a collection, a sequence, or a progression of values or elements that vary by the smallest degree, or theories that explain gradual transitions from one condition or moment to another, without any abrupt changes. A continuum is something that keeps on going, changing slowly over time, like the continuum of the four seasons. It can also mean a whole made up of many parts. It is synonymous with the terms perpetuity, sequence and continuance.
Expressions of interest to present can be submitted here
DramaWest State Conference 2018: Connection