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Dance your way to literacy – with a dash of science

As a Teaching Artist with The Song Room, I encounter students from a diverse range of backgrounds. Many students are recent arrivals and have a language background other than English. This was the case in some Foundation and years 1 and 2 classes I worked with recently, with a significant group of children in each … Read more

Dance and Literacy on ARTS:LIVE
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Fairy Tale Dance

  • Dance

Age 5-12

Delve into a world of fantasy as your students explore Little Red Riding Hood, a Queensland Ballet production that showcases a new interpretation of the classic fairy tale. With this exclusive backstage pass, your students will receive tips from theatre professionals on how to create their very own performance using everyday objects found in the … Read more

Little Red Riding Hood, Queensland Ballet
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Concrete Poetry

  • Visual Arts
  • At Home

Age 5-12

When are words not just words? Concrete Poetry focuses on the visual appearance of language, including the typography of words, and playing with the font, shape, size and arrangement of letters. With Concrete Poetry, the way the word looks is as important as the words themselves. A 5 minute video will introduce the concept of … Read more

Concrete Poetry at Heide MoMA
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Classroom Resources for Term 2

Term 2 is upon us and ARTS:LIVE has got just what you need to inspire your students as they explore, learn and apply creative skills in the classroom. You don’t need to be an arts learning expert, our digital platform developed by educators, provides everything you need to bring creative learning to life in your school. ARTS:LIVEcourses range from one-off lessons to … Read more

Creative Learning Lives Here ARTS:LIVE
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The Tree and the Key

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Arts

Age 0-5

Use a magical story map to navigate through a series of enchanting lessons and creative activities. Each of the lessons in The Tree and the Key will help children develop phonemic awareness of the ‘ee’ sound family through Music, Drama, Visual Arts and Dance. Start with an audio track and a fun craft exercise using … Read more

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Songs for Playgroups

  • Music
  • Visual Arts

Age 0-5, 5-12

Jump up, join in and sing along with Songs for Playgroups! This course will have you counting, dancing, jumping, playing and learning. Colourful, interactive music videos support eight different lessons in singing and movement. Each lesson is accompanied by audio tracks, lyric sheets, and activity sheets. If you’re looking for something fun to do outside … Read more

Songs for Playgroups
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From Page to Stage

  • Drama
  • Music

Age 5-12

From Page to Stage is a Drama resource that guides you through transforming a narrative text into a performance. This course uses the Children’s Book Council of Australia Award-winning book Go Home, Cheeky Animals! by author Johanna Bell and illustrator Dion Beasley as a stimulus, however the process and development of this course can be applied … Read more

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Tips for using music in the classroom

There are many reasons to bring music into the classroom. Music builds listening and analysis skills, engages students’ imaginations and changes the mood of the classroom. Music can create a springboard for learning and it is a wonderful way to strengthen relationships with students by sharing your connection with music. Make sure you have a laptop, tablet, … Read more

Tips for using Music in the Classroom
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The Listies Make a Scene

  • Drama
  • At Home

Age 5-12

The Listies are the Kings of Icky! And let’s face it, who doesn’t want to make a scene with vomit, farts and wobbly intestines? The wildly popular children’s theatre-makers and authors will give you all their tips and tricks for creating a show full of dramatic tension and comedy. This drama course starts at the … Read more

The Listies Make a Scene