This interactive hands-on course explores how artistic praxis (the what, how and why of what artists do) can be used in the classroom to differentiate instruction and activate student engagement. We examine the habits of mind actors, directors and designers employ to produce theatrical works, and how deploying these in classrooms can lead to collaborative and authentic learning. Participants will create implementation strategies for their own classrooms. They will also get hands-on experience with theatrical Viewpoints and rehearsal techniques that can be used to glean knowledge of students, facilitate inquiry and discussion, and develop engaging learning projects that are standards-based.
This introductory workshop is designed for all 9-12th grade teachers and is aligned with the CPS Frameworks for Teaching: Domain 1, Component b; and Domain 3, Components b, c and d. However, the activities shows can be adapted for any age, subject, or classroom.
Please feel free to forward this offer to both humanities and non-humanities teachers at your school.
Breakfast foods will be provided. Continuing Professional Development Units will be offered. Please RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on May 18th.