Timeline

Monday October 16, 2017

9:00 – 9:15 Coffee
9:15 – 10:00 Introductions & Keynote
10:15 – 11:15 Session #1
11:15 – 12:15 Performance then Lunch (provided by parents paid by PVA)
12:15– 1:15 Session #2
1:30 – 2:30 Session #3
2:30 – 3:00 Info regarding January Student FA Day
3:00 End of Day

Session 1

10:15 – 11:15  

Session 2

12:15– 1:15

Session 3

1:30 – 2:30

Theatre Arts Dance for Dummies Small Dance Studio Games
Rm 171
Improv
Rm 171
Creation Theatre
Rm 171
Tech – Theatre
Fashion Sock Puppets – Rm 256
Music A guide for non-string players with Katrina Archer
Rm 101
Singing Techniques for Musicians: Singers and Instrumentalists with Amanda Massey
Rm 173
Bridging Middle School and High School Musicianship with Dr. Dale Lonis
Rm 173
Dance Making Movement Toolkit – Large Dance Studio Vernacular Vocabulary – Large Dance Studio Dance with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
Media Arts Modeling and Printing Create a Live Video Production
Visual Arts

Keynote – Bruce Barton
Title:
Length of Time: 15 – 20 minutes
Overview:
Bio:

Music

Starting Strings: A guide for non-string players with Katrina Archer

Session 1

As string programs become more popular in Calgary schools, we will explore the feasibility of band and choir teachers starting their own strings programs. Having a strings program can be a way to teach more music and less “other stuff” in your school while offering something unique for students. We will discuss how to start a program, examples of programs existing in the city, as well as beginner methods. We will then get hands-on with some violins, cellos and basses to learn the basics of technique.

Session #2 – Vocal

Singing Techniques for Musicians: Singers and Instrumentalists with Amanda Massey

Max participants: 50

In this session, we will explore technique and approach to singing for beginners, non-choral students, and choristers alike. Focus will be on breathing, body alignment and vocal production. Amanda Massey is a local soprano and choir director based out of Calgary, AB. Amanda holds a masters of music from the U of A. She enjoys teaching people of all ages and experiences to sing.

Session #3 – Band

Bridging Middle School and High School Musicianship with Dr. Dale Lonis

Max participants: 50

Dr. Dale Lonis will speak on engagement in the middle school band setting, as it applies to getting students ready for their high school music experience. The bridge between Jr. High and High School is often when students “give up” on music. In this session, we hope to explore new tools for increasing engagement and proficiency of young musicians.

Media Arts

Session 1

3D Modeling and Printing

PRESENTERS: Mark Schwandt & Kevin Scott

LOCATION: Hub

In this session, you will get to learn how to use Autodesk Inventor to model a 3 dimensional object and export it in a format that can be 3D printed. Autodesk Inventor is the industry standard for Mechanical Engineers and it is FREE (for students and teachers). Learn how to use the software and be able to export your object to a 3D Printer. Prior familiarity with the software is not necessary.

Session 2 and 3

TITLE: Create a Live Video Production

PRESENTERS: Mark Schwandt & Kevin Scott

LOCATION: Broadcast Studio in CT Centre (behind Central Memorial High School)
In this double block (2 hour) session, you will get to learn how to use the broadcast studio at the Career and Technology Centre at Central Memorial High School. Participants will learn about all of the positions needed to create screen productions, big and small. Please dress casual and avoid reflective and green clothes, if possible.

Dance

Dance Session #1

Making Movement Toolkit

Instructors: A. Stone & J. Stroh
During this session, participants will be provided with a series of strategies to make innovative and creative movement. Participants will leave the session with concrete tasks to share with students during student choreography projects.

Dance Session #2

Vernacular Vocabulary

Instructors: C. Preston & C. Vessey

In this session, participants will learn a variety of movement combos in two highly engaging dance genres. Teachers will leave the session with several dance combinations and historical relevancy in both West African and Hip Hop.

Session #3

Dance with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Instructor: J. Baker

DJD Dance School Principal will share the rich history of DJD and their mandate to explore the many facets of jazz dance and music. Participant interest will guide the focus of this session.

Theatre Arts

Session 2

Title: Exploration of Lighting & Sound

Presenter: Len Simon

(Have space for people to stay and explore for the final session of the day)
Description: A look at current technology in the areas of lighting and sound. We will look at LED lighting, moving lights, wireless lighting control, portable lighting boards and software, digital vs analog sound boards, wired and wireless microphones as well as troubleshooting common problems. There will be hands-on opportunities to try out a variety of equipment.

Title: Improvisation Basics

Presenter: Andrew Phung

Andrew Phung is an actor, improviser, writer and comedian. He teaches and performs at Loose Moose Theatre Company. He is currently a regular on the CBC sitcom, Kim’s Convenience. Andrew organizes the annual Loose Moose High School Improv Tournament.

Description: Strategies and tips on how to teach improvisation effectively for the junior high classroom.

Collective Creation

Presenter: Aaron Coates

Aaron Coates is a director, actor, playwright and teacher. Aaron co- founded Trepan Theatre and is a co-producer and director of the improvised soap opera, Dirty Laundry. Aaron has developed and directed Collective Creation performances with Gr. 10 students for the past 4 years.

Description: The step-by- step process of building a group collective creation performance piece with students.

Theatre Games for the Junior High Classroom

Presenters: Andrew Phung/ Aaron Coates

Andrew Phung is an actor, improviser, writer and comedian. He teaches and performs at Loose Moose Theatre Company. He is currently a regular on the CBC sitcom, Kim’s Convenience. Andrew organizes the annual Loose Moose High School Improv Tournament.

Aaron Coates is a director, actor, playwright and teacher. Aaron co- founded Trepan Theatre and is a co-producer and director of the improvised soap opera, Dirty Laundry. Aaron has developed and directed Collective Creation performances with Gr. 10 students for the past 4 years.

Description: In this session, Andrew and Aaron will share a variety of theatre games to teach some of the basic Drama skills.

A Drama Teacher’s Survival Kit to Choreography! – aka Choreography for Dummies

Presenter: Kyrsten Blair

Bio: Kyrsten Blair graduated with a BFA in Drama and Dance from the University of Calgary in 1994, and is a prominent member of Calgary’s dance community. She has filled the roles of performer, educator, choreographer, rehearsal director, yoga studio owner, consultant, and outreach coordinator. Having trained and/or performed across Canada, the USA, Cuba, and Indonesia, movement traditions rooted in Jazz, Improvisation, Body Percussion, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, and Javanese, are constant companions. Her classes welcome students ranging in age from toddlers to 94 years young, and embrace newcomers, emerging artists, late bloomers, and seasoned professionals. Recent presenters of her work include REVV52, The School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary, Escalade Winter Guard, Calgary Opera, Calgary Board of Education, and Dancing Parkinson’s YYC in partnership with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and The Hotchkiss Brain Institute.

Description: A practical and step by step process to develop choreography/movement. We will explore how to count beats, use space, levels, patterns, and gesture to communicate character and story. Intended for teachers who have not previously studied or have limited experience in dance.

Fashion

Session 2 and 3

Sew Your Own Sock Monkey

Presenter: Diane Parr

Come prepared to sew your own sock monkey. Bring your own pair of gently used wool socks or $5 to purchase a pair of socks to work with. All other materials will be provided. Experience a simple textile arts project that you can share with your students.

Visual Art

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