Arts Integration Professional Development Workshops
Portland Ovations offers free & virtual professional development for teachers of grades PK – 12th.
These arts integration workshops are grounded in drama-based pedagogy, an embodied way of engaging students in academic, aesthetic and affective learning through theater and improvisation strategies. These sessions will help get your students up and moving active in and dramatic ways. All workshops can focus on virtual or socially-distanced classroom spaces. They work best for up to 20 participants. Each workshop is 1-2 hours in length or can be linked together as a series.
For information contact Sarah Coleman at: email@example.com.
About the Instructor
Workshops are led by Sarah Coleman, Director of Ovations Offstage | School Programs at Portland Ovations. Sarah has been teaching for two decades as a classroom teacher, university lecturer, and teaching artist, and has worked with students from pre-kindergarten to college. She has built and led professional development workshops in theater, drama-based pedagogy, and arts integration for teachers across the United States and internationally. Her scholarly work concentrates on drama-based pedagogy/arts integration, embodied learning with English language learners, and justice based pedagogy in classrooms, rehearsal rooms, and onstage. She has presented at many national conferences including American Alliance for Theater & Education (AATE), Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE), and International Drama in Education Research Institute (IDIERI) as well as published academic articles on these topics. Sarah has a MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities from UT Austin
“She is really jump-starting my thinking and helping me to change / improve my teaching strategies. Thank you!” – Elementary Teacher
“The kids at the gym thought some of the activities were so fun, that they stopped to check out the fun!” – Middle School Teacher
“I get antsy in a group of people being asked to do something out of my comfort zone but it was very informative and I got past my own unease and enjoyed the workshop very much.” – Middle School Teacher