Teacher Professional Development Workshops

School Matinee Series Partner Teachers are expected to attend at least 17 hours of professional development offered by Goodman Theatre. Teachers are required to attend content workshops for each show your school will be attending. New teachers to the program are required to attend a Dramatic Integration workshop (November 17th & April 5th/6th) to participate in the program.

Here is the current list of teacher professional development workshops at the Goodman for the 2018/2019 season. Additional workshops are forthcoming.

Production Content Workshops
Required of any teacher bringing students to each production.

Thursday, October 25th, 2018, 5-7pm:
Lady in Denmark Content Workshop, 2 hours + Length of play
Teachers bringing students to Lady in Denmark are required to attend this workshop.

Saturday, November 17th, 2018, 10-11:30am
A Christmas Carol Content Workshop, 2 hours + Length of play (2hrs) = 4 hours
Teachers bringing students to A Christmas Carol are required to attend this workshop.

Thursday, January 24th, 2019, 5-7pm
How to Catch Creation Content Workshop, 2 hours + Length of play
Teachers bringing students to How to Catch Creation are required to attend this workshop.

Thursday, January 14th, 2019, 5-7pm
Sweat Content Workshop, 2 hours + Length of play
Teachers bringing students to Sweat are required to attend this workshop.

Dramatic Integration
1 session for any teacher new to the School Matinee Series:

Fall Session: November 17th, 9am-2pm
Spring Session: April 5th or 6th*, 10am-3pm

*Depending on School Improvement Day Plans

Classroom as Community
Open to all teachers, Classroom as Community is a three session, 15 hour pedagogy and praxis workshop. If you sign up for a section, you must attend all 3 sessions

Section 1: February 1-3 (15 hrs)
February 1, 5pm-7:00pm + 8pm Performance of How to Catch Creation
February 2, 10am – 4pm
February 3, 10am – 4pm

Section 2: April 5th – 7th (15 hrs)
April 5, 5pm-7pm + 8pm performance of Sweat or Lottery Day*
April 6, 10am – 4pm
April 7, 10am – 4pm

*Possibility for this to be rescheduled, based on School Improvement Day plans.

Closing Meeting (3hrs):
Saturday, June 8th, 2019, 10am-1pm.

Additional Workshops

Teaching August Wilson
This workshop, lead by Walter Director of Education & Engagement Willa J. Taylor, will examine how to teach one of America’s greatest playwrights as dramatic, literary and historical curriculum, looking at the scope of Wilson’s plays and how to reflect American history through the 20th century. This workshop will also include an introduction to coaching students who might be interested in competing in the August Wilson Monologue Competition.
Saturday, January 12th, 2019 (TIME TBD)