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  • Standards-Based Lesson Planning in the Elementary Theatre Classroom

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    Developing standards-based curriculum doesn't have to mean starting your lessons from scratch. Learn how to align your teaching material with the National Core Arts Standards and your state standards, following a case study of early childhood learning in a multi-grade setting.

    Developing standards-based curriculum doesn't have to mean starting your lessons from scratch. Learn how to align your teaching material with the National Core Arts Standards and your state standards, following a case study of early childhood learning in a multi-grade setting.

    In this course, you will learn how to:

    • Develop standards-based lesson planning in your theatre classroom
    • Cross-map the National Core Arts Standards with your state standards
    • Adopt standards-based lesson planning for early childhood theatre

    This course includes:

    • Instructional article explaining the process of aligning your lesson plans to arts standards
    • Video complementing the article
    • The complete National Core Arts Standards for reference
    • Quiz to reinforce your learning


    • Standards-Based Lesson Planning in the High School Theatre Classroom

      Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Certificate

      Developing standards-based curriculum doesn't have to mean starting your lessons from scratch. Learn how to align your teaching material with the National Core Arts Standards and your state standards, following a case study of curriculum mapping in a High School setting. Length: 60 minutes.

      Developing standards-based curriculum doesn't have to mean starting your lessons from scratch. Learn how to align your teaching material with the National Core Arts Standards and your state standards, following a case study of early childhood learning in a multi-grade setting.

      In this course, you will learn how to:

      • Develop standards-based lesson planning in your theatre classroom
      • Cross-map the National Core Arts Standards with your state standards using curriculum mapping. 

      This course includes:

      • Instructional article explaining the process of curriculum mapping.
      • Sample curriculum maps developed by Jo Strom Lane.
        Video complementing the article.
      • The complete National Core Arts Standards for reference
      • Quiz to reinforce your learning


    • Writing Your Own Musical Webinar

      Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate

      Greg Bossler presents an online version of his popular workshop "How to Write A Musical".


      Playwright Greg Bossler will share a tested formula for creating a musical either for yourself or to use as a unit of instruction with your students. Suitable for anyone wanting to start down the path of musical creation.

      Gregory Bossler

      Playwright

      Gregory Bossler is publications director for EdTA and program director for Next Generation Works. He studied with Maury Yeston at BMI’s musical theatre workshop and has taught writing at Arena Stage. His musicals include the one-act Here We Are and the full-length Raven Brings Light.

    • Tech Theatre Toolkit Webinar

      Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 09/05/2019

      Learn how to construct a project based curriculum for teaching Tech Theatre. Length: 60 Minutes

      Texas theatre educator B.K. Goodman shares his "Tech Theatre Tool Kit" and describes how he built a tech theatre curriculum based around student centered project based learning. Great for anyone wishing to create or invigorate a Tech theatre curriculum. 

      B.K. Goodman

      Theatre Educator, Technical Theatre Director

      BK Goodman serves as the Vice President and Director of Operations for Texas Thespians. Mr. Goodman is the Head Theatre Director at Morton Ranch High School as well as the Director of the Performing Arts Center . He produces over 6 main-stage productions a year in addition to many other events that center around student growth and development through theatre arts. He has created a Special Needs theatre program on his campus that provides opportunities for students of all abilities to use theatre therapy as a means to enhance student achievement. He has been in field of education for 10 years, accumulating many accolades for the success of his students in the University Interscholastic League One-Act Play competition. Mr. Goodman received his Bachelors Degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and his Masters in Theatre from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Mr. Goodman also serves as the founder of two summer theatre camps in Texas. He loves spending time reading plays, designing sets, and helping other teachers grow in the classroom. 

       

       

    • Looking at Student Work Mini Course

      Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Certificate

      Lunch and Learn! Practice looking at student work to evaluate learning while participating in community discussions to examine the process. Boost your skills in fifteen to twenty minutes.


      Learning objectives:

      Understand how to use a rubric to assess student learning.  

      Understand the connection between a rubric and standards aligned instruction. Length: 20 minutes.


      Kimberly Staples

      Costume Design Adjudicator - International Thespian Festival

      Kimberly Staples is a Theatre Educator from Buford, Georgia celebrating 32 years of directing this year and ready for more.  Kim is never happier than when surrounded by fabric and paint, although not necessarily together.  She currently works at Buford City Schools where she sponsors Thespian Troupe 2971 and Junior Thespian Troupe 89105. Her school district offers a full range of theatre classes from technical theatre and costuming to advanced musical theatre and advanced acting. 

    • How to Do Choreography Webinar

      Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 08/20/2019

      Actor, singer, dancer Brian Curl presents an exploration of simple steps which in combination will allow you to create your own choreography. Length: 60 minutes


      This webinar provides an introduction to basic choreography for theatre teachers who would like to be able to create their their own dance compositions. Also suitable for the educator who just wants to understand some basic moves.  

      Brian Curl

      Teaching Artist

      Brian Curl is a performer and teaching artist from New York City who has been a popular presenter at EdTA’s National Conference and the International Thespian Festival.  He has served as the director and choreographer for Thespian Musicalworks as well as an EdTA representative at many chapter events. 

    • Teaching Lighting Design Webinar

      Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 07/11/2019

      Learn how to unpack and teach lighting design in a high school classroom. Length: 60 minutes


      This webinar reviews a unit of instruction in teaching lighting design to beginning theatre students at the high school level.  Suitable for anyone wishing to start out teaching lighting design, or for those who are just starting out as in teaching who wish to do their own design. 

      Joanna Fellows Chilcoat

      Theatre Educator

      Joanna Fellows Chilcoat is a theatre educator in Montgomery County, Va., teaching theatre, film, and media studies. 

      Cheryl Williams

      Lighting Designer

      Cheryl J. Williams is the founder of CJ Williams Consultant.  Cheryl has been a professor of theatre for over 25 years, having taught a wide range of theatre courses, at various universities to include: Morgan State; University of Maryland, College Park and Baltimore County; Old Dominion University, Virginia Union University and the University of Ghana (West Africa).   She also teaches the Metaphysical Interpretation of the Bible and World Religion for the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary.  In addition to teaching Cheryl’s professional work includes teaching artist, director, lighting & sound designer, production/stage manager, workshop leader, motivational speaker, and videographer.

      For further information please visit her website: Cjwilliamsconsultant.com

    • Directing Webinar

      Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 06/20/2019

      Director Michael Bigelow Dixon and Theatre Educator Amie Kisling share the unit they created in Directing for HS Students. Length: 60 minutes


      This webinar delivers a proven unit of instruction in teaching directing to high school level students and unpacks methods for analyzing a play, blocking, and an overall approach to directing.  Suitable for anyone wishing to learn to teach this skill to their students, or just starting out as a director themselves. 

      Michael Bigelow Dixon

      Playwright, Director

      Michael Bigelow Dixon is a playwright, director and dramaturg who has worked at regional theatres across the nation. He is a former resident director at the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis, Literary Director at the Guthrie Theatre, and former literary manager and associate artistic director at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.   

      Amie Kisling

      Theatre Educator, Lafayette High School for the Performing and Creative Arts

      Amie Kisling is an award-winning theatre educator and EdTA member from Lexington, Kentucky. 

    • Creating a Theatre Curriculum for the Middle Level Grades Webinar

      Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 06/11/2019

      This webinar offers a year-long model of standards-based middle level theatre curriculum. Length: 60 Minutes


      In this informative webinar Theatre Educator Jennifer Ridgway unpacks a full year curriculum and offers tips for working with the Middle Level Grades.  Handouts include the year long curriculum map.  Perfect for the teacher just starting out in the middle grades or for anyone interested in learning how to build a standards based curriculum and map it out. 

      Jennifer Ridgway

      Theatre Educator, Middle Grades Specialist

      Jennifer Ridgway is a Theatre Educator and Master Teaching artist from the DC Metropolitan area.  Jennifer holds an MFA, Theatre for Young People from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  

    • Creating a Beginning Level HS Theatre Curriculum Webinar

      Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 06/11/2019

      This webinar offers a year-long model of standards-based high school theatre curriculum for beginning theatre students. Length: 60 Minutes


      In this webinar master teacher and author Gai Laing Jones shares tips and resources for creating a full year standards-based beginning theatre curriculum.  Handouts include the year long curriculum map and all related materials.  Perfect for the teacher just starting out in teaching an introductory theatre course.  

      Gai Laing Jones

      Author, Educator, Consultant

      Gai Laing Jones is the author of Raising the Curtain, Activities for the Theatre Arts Classroom and is the founder of California Youth in Theatre and Theatre Teachers Bootcamp. She taught Theatre at El Dorado High School for 34 years; upon her retirement, the Black Box Theater was named The Gai Jones Theater.  She has served on the boards of CETA and DTASC, past CA Thespians Chapter Director and is proud to serve on the EdTA Board of Directors as President.  Gai is also a recipient of the EdTA President’s Award.  Gai writes Theatre education books, directs, and is a guest artist and inspirational speaker at various conferences, an arts provider, and is a SAG/AFTRA member.