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
If you’re struggling to fill a few gaps in your Semester 2 content plan, then make sure you subscribe to ARTS:LIVE!
The new remote learning packs on ARTS:LIVE have activities that are easy to share with students of different year levels, and have links to curriculum areas including physical activity, literacy, and numeracy. The packs include engaging bite-sized activities that will motivate students through music, visual arts, drama and dance.
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
ARTS:LIVE is thrilled to present our newest resource, Fairy Tale Dance, produced in collaboration with Queensland Ballet and featuring their production of Little Red Riding Hood. Ballet is one of the most loved art forms. Fairy Tale Dance will provide your students with a rare insight into what it takes to stage a ballet production at one of Australia’s leading ballet companies. The … Read more
Can you believe it’s Semester 2 already! While you’re steadily flying through the school year, we wanted to highlight the importance of incorporating music and arts into your teaching practice to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes. A recent study has shown that 1 in 5 Australian students are not at the required reading level and 3 in 10 … Read more
Tools to Help Build Understanding and Resilience It’s been a tough start to the year, with support and sympathy expressed for those affected by the Australian bushfires from across the world. As a nation we all feel the impact on our communities and look for ways to help those devastated by the crisis. For many … Read more
Tools to support remote learning and provide engaging at home activities for children are currently in great demand due to the unprecedented increase in at-home learning caused by the COVID-19 virus. This demand is coming from both the education sector, and from parents who are under enormous pressure to manage school workloads, their own workload, … Read more
New Remote Learning Packs have been designed to support teachers who are teaching remotely during Term 2. Over a hundred activities will be available across music, drama, visual arts and dance that have strong links to literacy, numeracy, physical activity and well-being so that teachers are easily able to include them in their lesson planning. … Read more
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