Course Description

The Drama Box: Teachers' Online Course contains exercises which can be explored as an introduction to drama. The content has been designed as a starting point for those who aren't sure where to begin with drama as well as individuals who are looking to increase their confidence in drama delivery and gain knowledge, ideas and inspiration! The Teachers' Online Course has been created by the Managing Director of The Drama Box, Kirsten McCrossan. We would recommend completion of this course before moving on to any of our other online learning platforms. The Teachers' Online Course introduces our nurturing, creative and pupil-led approach and is the ideal platform to begin exploring drama with your pupils! 

The Drama Box

The Drama Box was created by managing director Kirsten McCrossan. Kirsten is a dedicated and passionate drama practitioner who established The Drama Box to help promote more drama across education by providing fun, relaxed and useful training sessions that are uplifting, confidence-building and a good laugh too! She has built a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about the nurturing, creative and pupil-led approach to drama which Kirsten is an advocate for.   The Drama Box has developed an Online Learning Area which includes our brand new Online Drama Starter Pack, our Teachers' Online Course and our Drama Progression Framework. The Online Drama Starter Pack has been designed for both educators who are not sure where to begin when it comes to exploring and delivering drama and for those who are looking for some inspiration!"Nothing short of inspirational." Peter Kelly, Curriculum Development Officer, South Lanarkshire Council"Kirsten is an expert in her field. Her working results are incredible to witness and she has had some of the most outstanding comments from Ofsted Inspectors who have assessed her workshops. Kirsten is a true professional and a credit to the arts." Angela Salkeld, Theatre Arts School Owner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne"Kirsten's deliverance of techniques needed for improv comedy and acting in general are some of the best and most unique ways I've been taught at drama." Calum Johnston, Former Pupil, Musselburgh, East Lothian"The confidence my son has in performance now, definitely stems from the nurturing approach delivered by Kirsten in the beginning. I highly recommend drama for all children and especially recommend Kirsten." Jane Chrumka, Parent of Former Pupil, Edinburgh City

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Hello & Welcome!

    • How is the course is structured?

    • Terms of Use

  • 2

    First Up... The Warm-Up!

    • The Warm-Up: Introduction

  • 3

    Warm-Up Part 1: Start, Stop, Switch & Clap

    • Creativity knows no limits...

    • Start, Stop, Switch & Clap: Introduction

    • The Skills Involved/CfE Notes

    • Start, Stop, Switch, Clap: In Action

    • Start, Stop, Switch & Clap: Recap

    • Top Tips: Start, Stop, Switch & Clap

    • Start, Stop, Switch & Clap: Downloadable Notes

    • Well Done, Part 1 Complete!

  • 4

    Warm-Up Part 2: People to People

    • You can't use up creativity...

    • People to People: Introduction

    • The Skills Involved/CfE Notes

    • People to People: In Action

    • People to People: Recap

    • Top Tips: People to People

    • People to People: Downloadable Notes

    • Woo Hoo!

  • 5

    Warm-Up Part 3: Vocal Warm-Up

    • Only one voice...

    • Vocal Warm-Up: Introduction

    • Example Sound 1: Aaagh!

    • Example Sound 2: Aww!

    • Example Sound 3: Eww!

    • Remote Control Technique

    • Remote Control Technique: Recap

    • The Skills Involved/CfE Notes

    • Vocal Warm-Up: In Action

    • Vocal Warm-Up: Recap

    • Vocal Warm-Up: Downloadable Notes

    • Part 3 Complete!

  • 6

    Warm-Up Part 4: On Stage

    • Be an encourager!

    • What is Presenting & Performing?

    • On Stage: Introduction

    • The Skills Involved/CfE Notes

    • On Stage: In Action

    • On Stage: Recap

    • On Stage: Downloadable Notes

    • A-maz-ing!

  • 7

    Full Warm-Up

    • Full Warm-Up (Longer Example)

    • Full Warm-Up (Shorter Example)

    • Warm-Up Complete!

  • 8

    Section Two: The Image Game

    • Living a creative life...

    • What is Movement?

    • The Skills Involved/CfE Notes

    • Image Game: Introduction

    • Image Game: In Action

    • Top Tips: The Image Game

    • The Image Game: Downloadable Notes

    • Ta-dah! Section Two Complete!

  • 9

    Section 3: Improvisation

    • What is Improvisation?

  • 10

    Section 3- Improvisation Part 1: Introduction

    • Imagination...

    • Improvisation: Introduction

    • Introduction to Improvisation: Downloadable Notes

    • Easy!

  • 11

    Section 3- Improvisation Part 2: Starter Lines

    • Starter Lines: Introduction

    • The Skills Involved/CfE Notes

    • Starter Line Example 1: Beetle

    • Starter Line Example 2: Box

    • Starter Line Example 3: Diva

    • Starter Lines (with full class): In Action

    • Starter Lines: Downloadable Notes

    • The sky is the limit?

  • 12

    Section 3- Improvisation Part 3: Improtate

    • Improtate: Introduction & In Action

  • 13

    Section Four: The Blank Page/Blank Stage

    • Permission to dream...

    • Blank Page/Blank Stage: Introduction

    • Blank Page/Blank Stage: In Action

    • Blank Page/Blank Stage: Downloadable Notes

  • 14

    And Finally...

    • Congratulations!

    • Now you are finished, whats next?

Reviews

5 star rating

Thank You!

alan Brown

This was a thoroughly enjoyable online training course which was easy to follow and filled with lots of amazing ideas. I really liked the way the training wa...

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This was a thoroughly enjoyable online training course which was easy to follow and filled with lots of amazing ideas. I really liked the way the training was delivered with a combination of videos, notes and recaps. I cannot wait to get started trying out some of the ideas and techniques with my class. I am sure they will love it. Once again, thank you!

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Teachers' Online Course

Laura Taylor

Excellent course. Very clearly presented. Lots of repetition and consolidation of ideas. Love the percentage complete scale to keep on track

Excellent course. Very clearly presented. Lots of repetition and consolidation of ideas. Love the percentage complete scale to keep on track

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5 star rating

An amazing course

Basma Imam

I was so interested in becoming a drama teacher and I headed to this course after a google search and I have to say I gotta thank google for this amazing exp...

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I was so interested in becoming a drama teacher and I headed to this course after a google search and I have to say I gotta thank google for this amazing experience :)

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5 star rating

Absolutely Excellent

Sophie Bickley

I am so sorry that you have had to close your doors due to the ongoing situation. Thank you so much for making your resources available for use. I found ...

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I am so sorry that you have had to close your doors due to the ongoing situation. Thank you so much for making your resources available for use. I found this course absolutely excellent and thoroughly enjoyable. I am really looking forward to putting what I learnt into practise with my class this year. Wishing you all the best for the future.

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Paula McCash

5 star rating

An excellent piece of CPD for teachers

Nicola Prentice

The way the course is set out, with both teaching notes and video examples, makes it very accessible for all and inspires confidence to try. Highly recom...

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The way the course is set out, with both teaching notes and video examples, makes it very accessible for all and inspires confidence to try. Highly recommended!!

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4 star rating

Drama Box Online

Maria Campbell

Easy to follow, great practical lesson ideas really liked the format of modelling these.

Easy to follow, great practical lesson ideas really liked the format of modelling these.

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