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  • Quick Tricks to Incorporate Social and Emotional Needs into Your Theatre Classroom

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Includes a Live Web Event on 08/05/2021 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

    Learn how to incorporate the social and emotional life of the class into your theatre classroom. Come away with a toolkit of ideas and strategies.

    Join Megan Kemple, Drama Therapist, to learn how to incorporate the social and emotional life of the class into your theatre classroom. Come away with a toolkit of ideas and strategies.

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      • Non-member - $49
      • Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Thespian - Free!
      • Professional Member - Free!
      • EDTA Staff - Free!
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  • BACKstage Technical Theatre Student Exam is In Motion!

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Includes a Live Web Event on 06/15/2021 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

    Join Karen Greenfield, USITT Education and Training Coordinator as she shares findings from the pilot launch of the student technical theatre exam jointly developed by USITT and the Educational Theatre Association. Learn how your students can participate.

    Join Karen Greenfield, USITT Education and Training Coordinator as she shares findings from the pilot launch of the student technical theatre exam jointly developed by USITT and the Educational Theatre Association.  Learn how your students can participate.

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      • Non-member - $49
      • Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Thespian - Free!
      • Professional Member - Free!
      • EDTA Staff - Free!
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  • Set Design, Tech and Teaching, Oh My!

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Includes a Live Web Event on 06/14/2021 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

    Set designer George Ledo shares tips to improve your set design process, ideas for thinking about the tech portion, and engaging students in the process as an educational experience. This is Part II of a two part webinar series.

    Set designer George Ledo shares tips to improve your set design process, ideas for thinking about the tech portion, and engaging students in the process as an educational experience. This is Part II of a two part webinar series.

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      • Non-member - $49
      • Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Thespian - Free!
      • Professional Member - Free!
      • EDTA Staff - Free!
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  • Come to The Flip Side: Flipped Classroom Ideas and Resources

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Includes a Live Web Event on 06/10/2021 at 7:30 PM (EDT)

    The flipped classroom is a blended learning model in which traditional ideas about classroom activities and homework are reversed or “flipped.” This model can be very successful as students explore new ideas and material on their own, and then use class time to apply concepts in greater depth through activities with the instructor.

    The flipped classroom is a blended learning model in which traditional ideas about classroom activities and homework are reversed or “flipped.” This model can be very successful as students explore new ideas and material on their own, and then use class time to apply concepts in greater depth through activities with the instructor. Join us for this webinar where we will explore ideas and resources for the flipped classroom! 

    Length: 60 minutes

    Camille Dempsey

    Associate Professor, Edinboro University

    Camille Dempsey, D.Ed. is an Associate Professor at Edinboro University teaching pre-service teachers. In addition to teaching educational technology at the university level, she has also taught at the pre-k to twelfth-grade level for over twenty-five years. Her educational background includes an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology from Duquesne University, an M.A. in Art and Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts. Camille presents and consults widely and most recently received the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology Association’s “Educational Technology Impact Award,” for her article, The spirit of the times: Virtuality culture and technology-mediated human presence. Recent projects include serving as faculty in the International Society for Technology in Education and General Motors’ Artificial Intelligence in Education’s program, as well as assisting teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic with online teaching and learning ideas and strategies. 

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      • Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Thespian - Free!
      • Professional Member - Free!
      • EDTA Staff - Free!
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  • Creating a Set on a Slim Budget

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Includes a Live Web Event on 06/07/2021 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

    Set designer George Ledo discusses how to streamline your design and create a compelling set on a budget by concentrating on the needs of the story. This is Part I of a two part webinar series on set design.

    Set designer George Ledo discusses how to streamline your design and create a compelling set on a budget by concentrating on the needs of the story. This is Part I of a two part webinar series on set design.

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      • Non-member - $49
      • Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Thespian - Free!
      • Professional Member - Free!
      • EDTA Staff - Free!
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  • Fundraising Fundamentals

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Includes a Live Web Event on 05/20/2021 at 7:30 PM (EDT)

    Revive your program with a boost to your fundraising using these creative ideas.

    Revive your program with a boost to your fundraising using these creative ideas.  In this webinar you will go through in depth levels of fundraising from easier fundraising activities to higher risk/reward fundraisers. The PD will also cover tiered level sponsorship, how to have your troupe and parents become more active and involved and discuss how to plan appropriately for the short and long term goals of your program.

    Spencer Lau

    Spencer Lau is a middle school educator who's program has done pilot and premiere shows for Disney, MTI and TRW. As an eighteen year veteran teacher, Spencer has had students perform Off Broadway, special Broadway events, in TV and film. In addition to that, Mr. Lau has contributed as a guest writer, reviewer clinician and music education/theater advocate in multiple publications.

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      • Non-member - $49
      • Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Thespian - Free!
      • Professional Member - Free!
      • EDTA Staff - Free!
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  • Exploring Asian American Theatre Artistry

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Includes a Live Web Event on 05/19/2021 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

    Galella introduces viewers to a history of Asian Americans, concepts and representations in this on-demand session.

    Donatella Galella, University of California, Riverside, introduces viewers to a history of Asian Americans, concepts and representations in this webinar highlighting key plays that would work well in the theatre education classroom.

    This pre-recorded webinar will be available on Theatre Educator Pro beginning May 19th. Register here to receive an email when the recording is ready.

    Donatella Galella

    Associate Professor

    University of California, Riverside

    Donatella Galella teaches at the University of California, Riverside. Her book America in the Round: Capital, Race, and Nation at Washington DC's Arena Stage is a critical history of the first professional theatre in the US capital. She has been cited in the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, and NPR, among other venues, for her work on race, casting, and musical theatre. She is currently researching how yellowface persists in contemporary theatre and how Asian American artists have worked against racism.

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      • Non-member - $49
      • Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Thespian - Free!
      • Professional Member - Free!
      • EDTA Staff - Free!
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  • Thriving as an API Creative

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Includes a Live Web Event on 05/18/2021 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

    In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, join this panel discussion and conversation.

    In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, EdTA sponsors this panel discussion and conversation especially for students and teachers identifying as Asian/Pacific Islander.  Join Mark Drum, Actor, Blogger, Dancer, Photographer and EdTA Board Member, as he moderates this panel populated by industry greats.

    Mark Drum

    A NYC-based Filipino immigrant artist and graduate from the University of Northern Colorado, with a B.A. in Theatre. Mark is an EdTA professional member, ETF Board of Trustee, EdTA Board Member, proud Thespian alum from Thespian troupe 6513 and Junior Thespian troupe 88331. He was also an ITO representative in 2005-2006. Mark has been featured on MTV (90's House and TRL) and ABC (For Life and Match Game). Follow him on social media @whoismarkdrum and check out his website www.whoismarkdrum.com

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  • Active Empathy

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 04/13/2021

    Transform your classroom using theatre improvisation, performance and storytelling to promote mutual understanding, empathy and respect.

    Learn about Social and Emotional skills in the theatre classroom through the lens of empathy. Transform your classroom using theatre improvisation, performance and storytelling to promote mutual understanding, empathy and respect.

    Length: 60 minutes

    Laura Gallagher Byrne

    Artistic Director, Director of Theatre and Education; The Nantucket Dreamland Foundation

    Laura Gallagher Byrne is the Artistic Director of Dreamland Stage Company and Director of Theatre and Education with the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation. Byrne is a graduate of Shenandoah University and Conservatory of Music with a degree in Musical Theater, holds a masters degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College, and is completing the MFA in Applied Theatre in April, 2021. Further training includes Meisner Technique at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, and Shakespeare with Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA. In 2017, Byrne founded The Dreamland Stage Company (DSC), serving as its Artistic Director. As an arts educator, Byrne created the theatre arts curriculum for Nantucket Public Schools. Byrne recently served on the panel to rewrite The Massachusetts Frameworks for Theatre Arts, and is a recipient of The 2011 Advocacy for Children Award. Byrne is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the American Alliance for Theatre in Education, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and TYA USA.

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      • Non-member - $49
      • Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Thespian - Free!
      • Professional Member - Free!
      • EDTA Staff - Free!
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  • Headspace Theatre

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 03/18/2021

    It flies in the face of theatrical trends in terms of physical movement. It restricts the actor to a head in a box. It requires the playwright to start with the setting then find the characters and conflict, and it may be the perfect theatre project for our times! Join playwright and director Michael Bigelow Dixon to explore the innovative Headspace Theatre format.

    It flies in the face of theatrical trends in terms of physical movement. It restricts the actor to a head in a box. It requires the playwright to start with the setting then find the characters and conflict, and it may be the perfect theatre project for our times!   

    Join playwright and director Michael Bigelow Dixon to explore the innovative Headspace Theatre format. Website:  https://www.headspacetheatre.com/

    Learning goals:

    • learn the history and philosophy of Headspace Theatre
    • explore examples of Headspace productions
    • identify ideas for using Headspace theatre in your classroom - virtual or otherwise

    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.   

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      • Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Thespian - Free!
      • Professional Member - Free!
      • EDTA Staff - Free!
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