Active and Dramatic (Virtual or Socially-Distanced) Classrooms
Using a variety of arts strategies, teachers will practice embodied ways to engage students, across all areas of the curriculum, in sharing their knowledge and perspectives. With each strategy, we’ll talk through the role of reflection, classroom management, and additional applications.
Building Classroom Community from Six Feet Apart
This workshop shares arts integration activities focused on building community in your classroom with a new group of students. These socially distanced strategies help students get to know each other, engage in movement, and have fun together.
Building Classroom Community Virtually
This workshop shares virtual arts integration activities focused on building community in your classroom with a new group of students. These strategies help students get to know each other in the virtual space, engage in movement, and have fun together
Tableau in the Classroom
Through the use of image work strategies (stage picture, tableau, statues, etc.) teachers will discover the many ways to use these strategies across all areas of the curriculum. This session will focus on how to “read” the images created which support literacy development and deepens classroom engagement and discussion around the curriculum focus.
Vignettes of Knowledge
Through drama-based strategies teachers will learn how to create short “performances” that allow students to share unique experiences and perspectives with their classmates. This lesson plan can be used as a way to get to know students better, in connection with specific curriculum, or as a form of formative assessment.
Embodied Learning in the Multilingual/ELL Classroom
This workshop shares drama-based strategies that support language development in the multilingual or integrated classroom. It focuses on how to introduce strategies so all students can participate and share their knowledge through movement and verbal language.