Using Theater to Teach Everything!
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. CPDU's are awarded to all participants. Lunch will be served. Seating is limited!
Our next DI workshop will be held March 21st, 2015 from 10am-3pm at Goodman Theatre (170 N Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60601).
If you are driving, please park at the Theatre District Parking Lot, located across the street at 181 N. Dearborn. We will have parking passes that you can purchase for $15 (cash only).