Collaborate Educate: Creative CPD Opportunity

Collaborate || Educate – CPD opportunity

Creative Learning is inviting applications from both artists and primary school educators to take part in Collaborate || Educate – a CPD programme for creative practitioners and teachers who want to develop their practice in working together and in thinking about creative approaches to the curriculum at primary school level.

Creative Learning is offering 6 places for artists and 6 places for primary school teaching staff to share practice and undertake professional development alongside each other in a stimulating programme led by musician and educator Pauline Black. Through a series of twilight CPD sessions, participants will explore the creativity agenda and creative approaches in Scottish education, receive a Discover & Explore Arts Award training session, investigate ways of working collaboratively, and devise and trial a collaborative creative learning idea live in the classroom. Please note that places for this CPD are only available to artists and teaching staff working in Aberdeen City. 

Collaborate || Educate is an exciting opportunity for artists working in any artform to develop their professional practice in an education context, and for primary school teaching staff at any stage of their career to develop their skillset in working with external partners and using creative approaches in the classroom.

This opportunity is jointly funded by Aberdeen City Council and Education Scotland’s Creative Learning Network Programme.

Project outcomes:

* Improve participants’ understanding and application of the creativity agenda to their work in schools.

*Improve teachers’ confidence in working creatively and collaboratively with artists.

* Improve artists’ confidence in working creatively and collaboratively with teachers.

The dates for Collaborate || Educate are as follows, and attendance at all sessions is required to be able to take a place on the programme:

*Tuesday 7th March 2017 – 4-6pm

*Tuesday 14th March – 4-7pm

*Monday 20th March – 4-6pm (teaching staff only – artists will be undertaking a shadowing opportunity in a school setting)

*Thursday 30th March – 4-6pm

*Week commencing 17th April – dates and time tbc with participants. This session will be live in the classroom, with participants pairing up to co devise and deliver a creative session. Participating artists will receive a small stipend fee of £100 to support this half day of co-developed project delivery in school, which is part of the programme.

All sessions will be delivered in central locations in Aberdeen, exact venue TBC.

To take part in this unique programme please apply by sending in a short statement of your interest via email to Nicole Gildea ngildea@aberdeencity.gov.uk .

Please title the email ‘Collaborate Educate Application’.

Lead Practitioner for Collaborate Educate Pauline Black has over twenty years teaching experience and prior to taking up a post as in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen she was Faculty Head (Expressive Arts) at Harlaw Academy in Aberdeen City and music network co-ordinator for Aberdeen City schools. Pauline continues to spend one day per week teaching music in schools and working on music education projects in various contexts.

 

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