Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) are delighted to present a series of professional development workshops for teachers to support engagement with the arts and learning in junior cycle. The workshops embody the principles and key skills which underpin the Framework for Junior Cycle and provide teachers with practical and creative methodologies to use in their classroom. This initiative is guided by the principles expressed in the Arts in Education Charter.
A series of two day workshops will be coming soon to teachers of English. These workshops embody the learning outcomes for English and provide a fresh approach to teaching drama extracts, film, Shakespeare and critical engagement with multi-modal texts. These unique workshops will be co-facilitated by JCT Advisors and respected artists / arts facilitators in the world of theatre and film. They combine approaches employed by professionals working in the arts with innovative teaching and learning in junior cycle.
Teachers that have already registered interest will be contacted later this year when the workshops commence.
Workshop Programme One:
Thinking creatively and critically: A series of two day workshops will contain two elements: Young Critics which is being offered in conjunction with the National Association for Youth Drama in Ireland (NAYD) and Film in Focus which is being offered in conjunction with the Irish Film Institute.
Workshop Programme Two:
Bringing Drama to Life: A series of workshops will also contain two elements: Speaking Shakespeare which is being offered in conjunction with The Abbey Theatre and Page to Stage which is being offered in conjunction with Tenderfoot.