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Theatre workshops offered:

 

Present, Practice, and Prepare: Developing a Scope and Sequence in Drama 

K-12 Drama Specialists
Developing a scope and sequence helps discern the breadth and depth of your drama curriculum and its relevancy for your students. Through consultation, research, and collaborative planning SCEA can support you in processing the progression of key drama elements within your curriculum as well as how to implement it within your instructional planning. This living document serves as a starting place for understanding the skills and knowledge your students need to learn and develop in your drama program.
  • Length and frequency are based on needs of teachers and program
  • $100 per hour*
 

Developing a Drama Unit 

k-12 Drama specialists
As much as we try to clarify and simplify curriculum standards in theatre education, we can’t lose sight of the elements that are special to this art form. In this workshop, you will understand the elements of drama in relation to how they are discussed within the theatre education curriculum standards. You will leave this session understanding how to organize your lesson planning around drama elements while embedding standards-based instruction at the same time.
  • Length and frequency are based on needs of teachers and program
  • $100 per hour*
 

Practicing Storytelling Strategies: Feedback and Skill Development for Teachers 

K-5 Drama Specialists
How often do we really practice how we are going to read or share a story with our students? It can feel awkward doing it alone, and going through it in our heads isn’t quite the same. This workshop provides an opportunity for you to develop and practice storytelling skills while getting feedback within a supportive environment. Participants need to bring story materials to the workshop. Practicing will occur within small groups that will all be working simultaneously. Let’s take the awkwardness out of this and practice together!
  • Length and frequency are based on needs of teachers and program
  • $100 per hour*
 
 

Listen, Interpret, and Respond: Improvisation and Problem Solving in the Workplace 

K-12 Teachers, Administrators
In our fast paced world, we need to be prepared for anything and respond to a variety of problems. While technology offers a lot of support in solving problems, we still need to develop our active listening and critical problem solving skills. In this workshop, you will practice skills based in theatre improvisational techniques that help develop active listening, focus and concentration, and quicker, yet relevant, responses based on a given situation. This workshop requires pre-planning with the participating organization’s leaders.
  • Length and frequency are based on needs of teachers and program
  • $100 per hour*
 
 

Spectrum of Difference: Improvisation and Collaboration in the Workplace 

K-12 Teachers
In this interactive workshop, you will be guided through a series of theatre improvisation activities that shed light on how groups work together. This isn’t a workshop about singling people out but figuring out how to collaborate based on what each participant brings to the table. This workshop requires pre-planning with the participating organization’s leaders.
  • Length and frequency are based on needs of teachers and program
  • $100 per hour*
 
 

Production and Pedagogy: The Balance Between Performance and Process 

6-8, 9-12 teachers
Participating in production work is a great opportunity for students to engage in theatre, but what happens to our instruction when we focus on rehearsals? Teachers learn about the pedagogical implications of performing a theatre piece, and how to frame rehearsals around an instructional purpose. Play selection is also addressed as a way to understand how to identify developmentally appropriate theatre pieces and projects that pertain to students' needs.
  • Length and frequency are based on needs of teachers and program
  • $100 per hour*

 

*Plus materials, mileage/airefare, per diem, lodging as applicable


For more information about the music workshops, developing other customized programs, and scheduling contact:

Laurie Melnik
Director of Theatre Education
423-425-5242
laurie-melnik@utc.edu
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