Ways into Scriptwriting Workshop Presented by Sue Murray

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Friday 20 September 2019 at

AngophoraHouse Education Hub Phegans Bay

Completing this workshop will contribute 3.5 hours of NESA registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 2.5.2, 3.3.2, 
                       from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Are you a Drama or English teacher? Would you benefit from a workshop to hone the skills you need to teach students how to write plays? 

This practical workshop will equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to teach their students to write effective scripts by understanding the fundamental elements of scripts.

Participants will take part in a number of practical drama and writing exercises that will be scaffolded to allow easy implementation in their own classrooms, as well as examples of scripts as models to analyse.

The material and practices used in the workshop will assist teachers to implement creative writing in their classrooms as well as increasing students’ comprehension and appreciation of scripts.

The workshop is based on ‘show don’t tell’, a principle of scriptwriting as well as of experiential learning.

The impact of drama activities on language and literacy development is well supported by a large body of evidence.

Bringing drama activities into the classroom also enriches students’ understanding of story, their ability to empathise, to explore different perspectives while employing active learning strategies to engage a range of students.

About the presenter

Sue Murray’s working life began when she joined a collaborative and cutting-edge children’s theatre company. Since then, Sue’s work has always combined her twin passions: the arts and education. She has taught Drama and English in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions and is best-known in Australia as a playwright for young people. For many years, she was on the editorial team of Australia’s beloved children’s literary publication, The School Magazine.