Professional Development Theatre Educators & Directors
We will offer your teachers & directors professional development on a various theatre topics. You can ever request a topic.
Stress Management for Educators Teaching is among the most stressful jobs in the world...second only to air traffic controllers and ahead of brain surgeons! BUT to anyone who has ever been in the classroom, this is no surprise. I believe is because teachers make about 1,500 decisions per day, which can lead to decision fatigue, a situation in which the brain is so exhausted and overloaded with decisions that it either looks for shortcuts or stops working altogether. As a survivor of two stress related cardiac arrests, Annie shares the how to manage stress, stay focused, and balance school with home life.
Coaching the Student Actor Listening. Reacting. Eye Contact. Key Words. These are the things that most high school actors do not do well. Learn activities, games, and strategies to help young actors bring honesty to their characters and performance.
Teaching Theatre with LOVE & LOGIC Positive techniques for maintaining calm and effective classrooms: Today’s theatre educators are faced with a dizzying array of competing demands related to implementing new curricula, student testing and other mandates. At the same time, most are seeing an increasing numbers of students with significant emotional and behavioral problems. Teachers need simple and effective tools that don’t require them to implement still another new and complex “program.” That’s why we at Love and Logic have devoted the last four decades to distilling complex theory into a menu of simple yet effective tools.
Teaching Through Performance: Arts Across the Curriculum Motivational TED-Style talk about the importance of arts across the curriculum.
Choosing & Cutting the UIL One Act Play Cutting a full-length play for performance is not an easy task. Learn strategies for cutting your play into a cohesive one-act that tells a complete story.
Design for the UIL One-Act Play Design for UIL OAP should be no different than designing for your full-length plays. Learn new approaches to the design process and see examples of successful designs.
Curriculum & Instruction for Theatre Teachers Gain ideas for incorporating writing, math, science, and history into the theatre classroom AND for working with other teachers on your campus to create interdisciplinary projects.
Movement for the Student Actor Learn tools you can use immediately to improve your students’ acting by teaching them to move effectively. We will explore gestures, archetypes, and focal points as a means of creating a character.
Archetypes for the Actor Helping students connect the character's archetype to movement.
Cutting a Dialogue to Monologue Tips for creating monologues that can be acted rather than a monologue that is told.