Earlyarts Professional Development Day

Early Arts logoEarlyarts Professional Development Group

for the North West Region

Friday, 16th October 2009

DNA Puppetry, The Watermark,

9-15 Ribbleton Lane, Preston, PR1 5EZ (directions here)

10.00 am – 4.00 pm

(Coffee from 9.30am)

please bring a packed lunch or money for the café


10.00 Earlyarts National Growth Programme and introduction to Pathfinders in region

10.30        Morning Case Study Presentations by Earlyarts members:

  • Elaine Bates and Debbie Walker, Renaissance North West on the Renaissance NW Early Years Family Learning Programme.
  • Rebecca Johnson, Head of Learning and Play at Eureka on International Developments in Childrens Museums, and what next for family learning at Eureka.
  • Rachel Riggs, DNA and Ruth Churchill Dower, Isaacs UK and Earlyarts on the learning emerging from Earlyarts International Exchange programme, Dandelion (focussing on theatre for families).

12.00     Earlyarts Knowledge – Latest publications, research, national initiatives and Speed Networking

12.30     Networking LUNCH

13.30     Practice Workshop – choose one of two excellent opportunities to gain ideas and skills:

a)      Zoe Greenhalgh, Turton Music – Supporting family learning through music (specifically exploring Kodaly approaches).

b)      Louise Rutherford, Peoples History Museum – story building with young children and families

16.0    Finish.

To book a place please contact Susan at earlyarts@isaacsuk.co.uk or phone

01484 685869.

Any problems on the day, phone Ruth on 07967 804223

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