Drama School Teacher Training Resources

Drama School Teacher-Training-Resources

Are you a drama teacher working in your own part time drama school or Performing arts school? Do you want to do more drama training, or a refresher course? As a drama teacher it is always good to keep up to date by doing regular short courses, in drama, singing or dance. This way you can keep things fresh for your students and for yourself.

Below are a few useful websites and resourses for drama teachers.

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STSD The Society Of Teachers Of Speech And DramaThe STSD was established soon after the Second World War from the amalgamation of two much earlier Associations formed to protect the professional interests of qualified, specialist teachers of Speech and Drama, to encourage good standards of teaching and to promote the study and knowledge of Speech and Dramatic Art in every form.

Drama resource. London Drama Run By Teachers for Teachers David Farmer is a freelance writer, director and drama consultant. 

Recent clients have included Creative Partnerships; Shakespeare Youth Festival; Surrey County Arts Drama and Anglia Ruskin University. David is available now to help with your INSET or CPD training needs - please call to discuss your requirements on 0797 321 7876 

Short Summer Course for Teachers. This summer why not attend one of the many courses in the UK designed for teachers. It is always great to brush up our knowledge and meet new challenges. Whether you are looking for a film, television, improvisation or theatre course there are many to choose from. The STSD (The society of Teachers of Speech and Drama) exists to encourage high standards of teaching and to promote the study and knowledge of speech and dramatic art in every form. There are seven different types of membership and benefits include their excellent three day residential Summer Conference. Check out their web site www.stsd.org.uk for further information.

LAMDA are offering workshops in London, Coventry and Manchester. These workshops are designed to help centres and teachers prepare their students for LAMDA exams, this years workshops will focus on the new communication and performance syllabus specifications which came into effect on September 1st 2009. More information is available from LAMDA.

www.dramaresource.com is another resource site for teachers and also offers various workshops. 

www.imprology.com is a company that teaches improvisation, they run weekly sessions for all in London and also do a facilitator course for teachers. Improvisation is one of the best skills for teachers as it helps them think on their feet. Some people work out their muscles but with impro’ you get a first class brain workout. The games are always adaptable and are so useful in class to help develop visual and audio skills. Imprology even offer a summer retreat in France, 20 hours of impro’ over three days and four nights. What a great way to spend a few days and make new friends.

Lastly but by no means least, Shakespeare’s Globe has been providing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers since 1997. Through the CPD, Globe education provides teachers with active practical approaches to Shakespeare that will inspire. For more information please visit www.shakespeares-globe.org If any teachers can recommend a course that they have found to be beneficial please email me at hello@dramaclasses.biz Drama resource/ Teacher lesson plans.