Rustenburg Girls’ Junior, in partnership with WCED, presents the
Equity and Diversity in Creative Arts Education
27-28 August – Virtual
COVID may have turned the world upside down leaving a devastating impact on education but it has also given us the opportunity to reimagine teaching and has highlighted the unwavering commitment of educators. It has highlighted the critical role that Creative Arts plays in supporting the educational, social, emotional and psychological well being of learners. The Creative Arts are ‘the heart of the school’, building character while children learn essential life skills and values, such as curiosity and creativity, that will shape their future.
The 2021 Creative Arts Education Conference will provide educators with the tools needed to provide quality creative arts education to every learner, whether they have specialist training and, more specifically, if they don’t. It will showcase the critical role the Creative Arts has in working towards equity and diversity in our schools. It will introduce educators to new technology that will keep our learners engaged in Creative Arts learning.
The conference and workshops are designed to provide a fresh and exciting approach to teaching the arts (music, art, design, dance) for:
All attendees will earn 20 CPDT points and a Kami Level 1 Certification will be awarded at no cost to educators.
A long-time New York inner-city educator, a former teacher and a principal that led her school to a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award. As Executive Director, she has helped ETM grow to serve thousands of New York City children annually.
She holds an MA in English Literature and a BA in Drama and English from the University of Cape Town. Her background in the theatre is what makes her a truly captivating performer whose work leaves a lasting impression on audiences across the world.
Ms Schafer is the MEC for Education in the Western Cape. She was born in Pietermaritzburg and obtained a BA degree in English and Psychology from the University of Cape Town and later completed an LLB degree. She practiced law for a period of twelve years prior to starting her political career.
With his vibrant and dynamic approach to music education and choral singing, he manages a large creative arts department with a team of 16 specialists’ teachers.
In July 2019 Belinda became the first black principal at Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School in the 127 year history of the institution. She is known for her inclusive leadership style, being a change agent, catalyst and motivator.
Karen Dudley assumed duty as Director: Curriculum Development (General Education and Training) Grades ECD to Grade 9 on 1 July 2017. In 2020, Ms Dudley was recognized and received the award as one of Mail & Guardian’s Powerful Women for 2020.
Anina studied at the University of Stellenbosch and at the Trinity College of London where she obtained an Honours degree in Drama, as well as a Licentiate in Drama teaching. In 2009 Anina became the WCED Senior Curriculum Planner for Creative Arts from Gr 4 - 9.
2016 EduWeek ‘Teacher of Tomorrow’ Award winner and two-time winner of the South African ‘iTeacher’ Award. As Director of Teach. Learn. Innovative and PurpleZA, she works with educators, lecturers and school leaders in South African classrooms and beyond.
Explanation of the process of gamification throughout the two-day event.
EQUITY & DIVERSITY in the Creative Arts Classroom.
From National and Provincial Strategy to quality arts education for every child in every classroom.
A journey of Character Development in the Creative Arts Classroom.
Visual Art In the Foundation Phase: Exploring Puppetry
Correlation between Maths, Music, Dance and Design - a practical session.
Integration of Music, Dance & Drama in Creative Arts
Exploration of Creative Movement in the Foundation Phase
Poetry Matters - discover the magic and power
Practical solutions for teaching Creative Arts with large groups
Creative Arts Subject Advisors
Choose between one of the two entertainment activities below:
With reference of being mindful, creative and curious.
Towards healing and well-being by practising the Arts at school.
Visual literacy strategies for intermediate and senior phase learners.
The heart of the school is missing - every school a singing school.
Technology and Digital Innovation in the Creative Arts classroom
Kami in the Creative Arts Classroom
How to use Dramatic Skills in everyday Learning -an integrated approach.
Teaching Arts Entrepreneurship: Developing arts consumers from a young age and supporting the arts economy in South Africa.
Diaan Lawrenson, Christopher Swift
Value-added assessments towards quality teaching & learning in Creative Arts
Dr Samuel Lundie
Delegates begin and then work independently through the course. You will be entered to win a prize after completion of the course.
Advocacy for Arts Education and Entrepreneurial Skills
How professional partnerships can ensure a creative future for schools.
Kickstarting Creative Arts education at Intermediate Phase level Through longer term collaboration
Assitej SA - Kickstarter Educational Empowerment
Adventuring Into Art: Developing art teaching resources - beyond the textbook!
Imbali Artbook - Ruth Sack
The space for Indigenous Music
Prof Dizo Plaatjes
- Create CA teacher teams in schools to develop a community of practice.
- Global and collaborative projects / The power of focused Creative Arts drive in schools.
"I really enjoyed the conference. I have learned quite a lot, and am inspired to dream big for my school and IT classroom."
"This is been my first Schoolscape IT event. I have learned so much. Thanks to everyone for all your amazing input and generous sponsors for prizes and gifts. Can’t wait until the next one."
"Thank you for much for the high-quality presenters. I've learned so much."
"Thank you to all the organizers for an excellent event. And also a BIG thank you to all the sponsors. I really enjoyed being part of this event."
"The Schoolscape IT event has been so helpful! It also broadened my horizons and changed the way I think about remote teaching. Thanks for all the effort you put in!"
"Thank you for a brilliantly organised event. Inspiring and informative."
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If you’re buying multiple tickets for your school, why not also buy tickets for your twin school or a less fortunate school to make this event available to them as well? To buy a school package, please provide your invoice details below. Please note this is not for individual tickets.
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This a fully online event. It will not take place on this website but on a virtual conference platform.
Yes. All sessions will be recorded and available to view immediately after a session has ended. These will be available on the virtual conference platform.
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Yes, it starts at 15h00 on Friday 27 August and at 9h00 on Saturday 28 August.