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Let’s tech forward with Josh Hatt: platforms for assessment

July 19, 2021 - July 20, 2021

Multi Region Event: Workshop A - Europe and Americas / Workshop B - Americas and Asia

Booking Closed

Please note that this event is available to book in two regions. For more detailed time zone information, please see the ‘Important information’ section below.

About the workshop

Let’s tech forward

Workshop description
Reflection is important, we know this. We also know assessment is essential. We understand, sometimes, students (or even us) resist writing and reflecting about their experiences. What if there was an easier way for students to capture, track and celebrate their growth and learning experiences? Join us for an exciting, hands-on workshop on how to engage in a tech forward drama classroom where students and colleagues will buy in, engage with and enjoy. Whether you’re teaching face-to-face, online or hybrid, this workshop is for you.

Learning outcomes
Teachers will:
Understand that a ‘tech forward’ classroom doesn’t mean relearning a million ways to do the same thing. It means unlearning what we know and opening up to the possibilities and opportunities for students to go deeper and further with their thinking and demonstrations of learning.
Learn how I transformed my classroom into a tech forward laboratory.
Explore the power of an eprocess journal (and walk away with a Google and Microsoft-friendly template).
Learn how to implement a process journal that students actually enjoy engaging with.
Examine tried, tested and authentic ways to create reflection experiences that (almost!) don’t involve writing anything down.
Learn how to incorporate live, interactive components to a presentation that enhances student and teacher learning.
Learn how to use video reflections and responses.

Play and become confident with:
Google Slides/Powerpoint
FlipGrid and Flip Codes
Make learning visible with QR codes.

How will the workshop benefit the teacher in their curriculum delivery?
MS theatre teachers.

Target audience
The tech forward toolkit will provide participants with the ability to take what they learn, apply it to their learning contexts and implement it on the first day of school. Participants will leave with effective ways to implement their learnings from this workshop regardless of their curriculum and disciplines.

About your workshop leader

I am an international drama teacher and one of the biggest theatre nerds you’ll come across. I am obsessed with learning and sharing artistic experiences with everyone and anyone who will listen. Recently returning to my home country of Canada, I have lived and worked all over the world to share the richness that dramatic experiences can bring to anyone.

My dramatic interests include physical theatre, theorists, Commedia dell’Arte, melodrama, mask, improvisation, voice work, collaborative theatre and puppetry. My nerdy passion lies in doing the dirty work with theatre curriculum and authentic assessment development. Drama truly is my passion and sharing all that drama has to offer everyone is my mission.

Having the opportunity to work around the world, I’ve been privileged to engage directly with several educational experts and trailblazers such as Jay McTighe, Douglas Reeves, Fran Proleman, Dinos Aristidou, Debbie Kidd and Buck Institute. All of these first class learning experiences have shaped me and fueled my passion for drama in education and ultimately led me here, to this workshop.

Important information

Event coordinator
Keriann O’Rourke

Please note teachers should select either workshop A or B depending on time zones. And teachers must attend parts 1 and 2 of the workshop selected.

Workshop A
Part 1 Europe and Americas
Monday 19th July 2021
3:00-5:00pm – BST (British Summer Time)
4:00-6:00pm – CEST (Central European Standard Time)
10:00-12:00pm – EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

Part 2 Europe and Americas
Tuesday 20th July 2021
3:00-5:00pm – BST (British Summer Time)
4:00-6:00pm – CEST (Central European Standard Time)
10:00-12:00pm – EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

Workshop B
Part 1 Americas and Asia
Monday 19th July 2021
4:00-6:00pm – PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
7:00-9:00pm – EDT (Eastern Standard Time)
7:00-9:00am (Tuesday 20th July 2021) – SST (Singapore Standard Time)

Part 2 Americas and Asia
Tuesday 20th July 2021
4:00-6:00pm – PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
7:00-9:00pm – EDT (Eastern Standard Time)
7:00-9:00am (Wednesday 21st July 2021) – SST (Singapore Standard Time)


The cost of this workshop is GBP £50 per person for ISTA members and GBP £55per person for non members.

What to bring

Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop, such as the workbook. A notebook and pencil are always useful.

Space requirements
If possible, please try to have a small amount of space near to you for any practical work.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Workshop A - Europe and Americas

Starts on Monday 19 July at 15:00
Finishes on Tuesday 20 July at 17:00
(BST - British Summer Time)

Workshop B - Americas and Asia

Starts on Monday 19 July at 16:00
Finishes on Tuesday 20 July at 18:00
(PDT - Pacific Daylight Time)


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