We’ve got something for everyone at Expo 2016!

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

At our most interactive Expo yet, you’ll be able to get involved with a wide range of teaching tools, from magic wands, Japanese inflatable balls, and spoons to Tai Chi, mindfulness and bean bags. We’ve got more sessions than ever before and have worked especially hard (with the help of our advisory board) to make sure that every session is worth your time. View our full conference programme below, featuring CPD workshops, seminars and debates designed specifically for music and performing arts teachers. Click here to book your free ticket.

25 FEB 2016

The Rhinegold Theatre
Our keynote theatre, featuring high-profile speakers and our most in-demand sessions. Discuss, probe and question key political figures, exam boards, policy makers and funding decision-makers. This one room offers a key glimpse at the changing landscape of performing arts education over the next twelve months, ensuring you leave informed.

12:25 12:55
A guide to progression, curriculum and assessment
A session designed to guide school teachers through the challenges currently affecting music education and teaching in the classroom.

Alison Daubney , Teaching Fellow – ISM

Martin Fautley , Director of Research – ISM

13:10 13:55
Lunchtime debate: The future of GCSE, AS & A level music
What is the future for music at GCSE, AS- and A-level and with new syllabuses on the way, how do we defend its importance in the face of Progress 8, Attainment 8 and the Ebacc?

15:35 16:20
Mystery session | To be announced in due course

The Space
Shake it out! Our flexible studio focusing on movements, body language and improvisation will provide plenty of interactive games, group activities and lively discussion. Get really stuck in and take home loads of practical ideas for your lessons and productions.

10:05 10:50
Mystery session | To be announced in due course

15:45 16:30
Teaching practitioners: A practical approach
Actor, director and educator Nick O’Brien delivers a practical workshop exploring how to teach practitioners ready for the new A level specifications.

The Workshop
Make some noise in our interactive workshop room – think percussion, games, hoops and bubbles! You’ll leave these sessions armed with plenty of practical ideas and new skills to incorporate into your lessons and schemes of work.

13:40 14:25
Making Connections:The vital relationship between music theory and music-making
Chief ABRSM Examiner John Holmes will demonstrate some of the inextricable connections between practical control and mental awareness, showing how musical knowledge and understanding lies at the heart of successful music-making

John Holmes , Chief Examiner

14:40 15:25
Forbidden Fruit: Integrating assessment for learning
Practical workshop exploring the assessment for learning (AFL) opportunities which inherently lie within a drama lesson and its existing dynamics.

Amanda Kipling , Course Leader, PGCE Drama – Goldsmiths

The Tech Zone
Whether you’re a technophobe or gadget geek, we’ve got something for everyone in our revamped tech theatre. Leading tech practitioners will guide you through a number of topics and approaches and we’ll be showcasing the latest tech products from across the sector.

13:45 14:30
How do I achieve outstanding music tech exam results?
The experts from Cubase tell you how to get the best from your sequencer to achieve outstanding music tech exam results.

Richard Llewellyn , UK Education Manager

26 FEB 2016

The Rhinegold Theatre
Our keynote theatre, featuring high-profile speakers and our most in-demand sessions. Discuss, probe and question key political figures, exam boards, policy makers and funding decision-makers. This one room offers a key glimpse at the changing landscape of performing arts education over the next twelve months, ensuring you leave informed.

11:15 12:00
Panel: Drama curriculum
Representatives from the major exam boards will discuss the changes and offer thoughts on pressing matters.

Catherine Webster , Subject Officer: Drama – WJEC/Eduqas

Karen Latto , Subject Specialist: Drama – OCR

Matthew Nichols , Chief Examiner: GCSE Drama

Paul Webster , Subject Advisor: Performing Arts and Drama – Pearson Education

The Space
Shake it out! Our flexible studio focusing on movements, body language and improvisation will provide plenty of interactive games, group activities and lively discussion. Get really stuck in and take home loads of practical ideas for your lessons and productions.

11:10 11:55
Assessing the musical progress of SEND children and young people
Drake Music’s Jonathan Westrup will be joined by former Classic FM SEND Teacher of the Year Jocelyn Watkins to deliver this session. Based on current research, the seminar will discuss the future of clear progression routes for SEND students in music education, and address the gaps that still need to be overcome. Delegates will also be presented with a number of informal assessment exercises and explore how the use of assistive music technology can be assessed.

Jocelyn Watkins , Head of Music – Drake Music

Jonathan Westrup , SEND Music Education Manager – Drake Music

12:35 13:20
Pantomimus: A new approach to musical activity in early childhood
Find out how one hub has addressed the challenges and expectations of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework through its imaginative and inclusive programme Pantomimus.

Margareta Burrell , Head of Early Years

Peter Hunt , Music Educator

The Workshop
Make some noise in our interactive workshop room – think percussion, games, hoops and bubbles! You’ll leave these sessions armed with plenty of practical ideas and new skills to incorporate into your lessons and schemes of work.

10:10 10:55
How to teach Gamelan
Learn how best to facilitate a whole-class Gamelan workshop using authentic Indonesian Gamelan instruments.

Mike Simpson , Musical Director – Inspire-works Ltd

11:10 11:55
What can I do with my music trolley?
In this inventive, humorous and interactive session (featuring a real, wild music trolley) delegates will learn music and rhythms from Africa, South America and the Middle East which can all sound great on instruments found at the very bottom of a long-neglected music trolley.

Tom Gregory , Senior Workshop Facilitator – Inspire-works Ltd

12:50 13:35
Assessment and progression in rock & pop teaching
Practical music-making workshop which aims to demonstrate how musical progress can be measured effectively through musical learning located in rock and pop music.

Mark De-Lisser , Vocal Coach & Producer – Trinity College London

14:10 14:55
Laban in performance
Try out the techniques of Rudolf Laban in this special taster seminar, including a range of practical exercises.

Sarah Henderson , Drama Teacher

15:20 16:05
The instant orchestra
Aimed at illustrating the principles of whole class ensemble tuition, thirty delegates will form a wind or string orchestra from scratch, leading to a performance of a simple piece.

Brendon Le Page , Head of Service – Lambeth Music Service

The Tech Zone
Whether you’re a technophobe or gadget geek, we’ve got something for everyone in our revamped tech theatre. Leading tech practitioners will guide you through a number of topics and approaches and we’ll be showcasing the latest tech products from across the sector.

15:20 16:05
Music tech at KS4: what are the options?
Whether it’s AQA’s introduction of DJ skills to its new music GCSE or the vast array of other options for tech-minded students, we look at the possibilities for tech at KS4.

 

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