LIFE-LONG LEARNER PASSIONATE EDUCATOR LOVER OF THE ARTS A CRAZY DRAMA TEACHER Victoria Williams has served as the Head of Arts/IBDP Theatre teacher at Universal American School- Dubai for the past 4 years. She comes from Houston, Texas. This is her 7th year teaching theatre and 10th year being a director. She has been involved in theatre/film since the age of 6. She loves directing and occasionally being on stage. Her students are her world and she truly wants to challenge and empower them to become amazing theatre makers and world-changers.
26 February 2019 | 13:30 - 14:00 | English | Using Theatre Activities to build a Safe Environment
This workshop will be an interactive workshop. I will unpack theatre activities that I use in the classroom that create a safe environment for my students to be free and open. As a secondary teacher, students care about what their peers think, especially as the world is highly focus on social media with how many likes and followers we get. Students walk in the room with have issues with other students and so much high school "drama" that it is hard for them to learn because they are so wrapped about what this person and so and so. I use theatre activities and have shared some them with colleagues to have fun tne the beginning of the class or maybe in the middle to break instructional time. For school leaders who struggle with school culture these activities could also be great to use working with blending new and returning staff.
26 February 2019 | 16:00 - 16:45 | English | GESS Talks Active: “Homework Eats Dog"
A hilarious performance that educators can relate to and laugh at!
28 February 2019 | 14:00 - 15:00 | English | Panel Session
Given the competition in international schools. How can a curriculum including Performing Arts and Sports offer students resilience in a changing learning environment and ensure they have essential soft skills for the FE/HE and workplace.
Panel session followed by demonstrations from students