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Turn Zoom into a playful space

Teacher Professional Learning

Want to unleash the teaching potential of Zoom and make it fun?! Join us for four free professional learning sessions delivered by one of our main Creative Leadership in Learning artists, Curly Fernandez, to help energise online classes and encourage creativity among your students.

“Kids get told what to do every single day of their lives. Creative Play gives them a voice.”
 
Frank Newman, Creative Learning Specialist

Physical Play Space

Session One and Four

Turn zoom into a physical playful space! These sessions are all about tips and tricks to make zoom fun and engaging with a focus on being physical. Teachers will learn 4 strategies that involve movement and collaboration, that are joyful and fun. 

Visual Play Space

Session Two and Three

Turn zoom into visual play space! Tips and Tricks to make zoom fun and engaging with a focus on visual arts strategies in the white board function. Teachers will learn 3 strategies involving playful collaboration that result in beautiful outcomes. No prior art experience required. Be warned this lesson can encourages children’s cheeky sides. 

About Curly Fernandez...

Curly Fernandez (he/him) is an Australian conceptual artist with an interest in audience participatory processes. He is of Indian and Portuguese ancestry. His work combines disruptive art with social experiments that are incendiary, experiential, and provocative explorations of humanity.

He leads the Leftovers Collective which has performed for the City of Sydney, Mardi Gras, The Powerhouse Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Sydney Opera House.

Curly is a specialist creator in hybrid drama techniques, weaving literacy, leadership, and visual arts for young people to unleash creativity through Artistic Anarchy.

Notably, he has worked with young people who have refugee status, English as a second language and also Indigenous youth in Central Desert NT, giving them confidence and freedom regardless of societal rules and norms. Curly has collaborated with other cultural youth institutes such as Australian Theatre for Young People, Poetry In Action, The Arts Unit, Bell Shakespeare and The Multicultural Playwrights Program. 

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