Learning Center Courses in the Spotlight
In addition to bringing you professional learning webinars, EdTA's Learning Center is also home to a growing collection of self paced courses addressing the needs of theatre educators. Here are two which fall under the "not to be missed" category.
The Business of Theatre
One of the most important, but least addressed topics in K – 12 theatre education is the “business of theatre”—producing, marketing, managing, administration, and associated activities. This three part course combines video tips from the field with real life scenarios from classroom educators, artistic directors, Broadway producers and more. Explore the Business of Theatre course to learn more.
Teacher Evaluation with a Growth Mindset
The EdTA Theatre Educator Evaluation Workbook Course was created
to provide a helpful tool for teachers or administrators interested in turning evaluations into a tool for teacher
professional development and growth. Rich video interviews illustrate excellence in teaching specific
to theatre in the commonly recognized four domains of practice: Planning
& Preparation; Maintenance of a Productive Classroom Environment;
Instructional Practice; and Contributions to School or District.
Partners in Practice
The Educational Theatre Association has been expanding our reach through strategic partnerships designed to meet your needs. We are proud to partner with the National Federation of State High School Associations to bring you these two timely and important theatre courses for your professional learning needs.
Theatre provides a setting outside of the classroom for participants to showcase their theatrical skills, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills. In order for these objectives to be met, it is important to provide a safe environment for all participants. That is why the NFHS, in partnership with the Educational Theatre Association, has created the course Theatre Safety, available free on the NFHS Learning Center.
Understanding Copyright and Compliance
Understanding Copyright and Compliance is a helpful course which explains what copyright means and when there may be exceptions. It discusses Fair Use, when a piece of music might be in the Public Domain, copyright infringement penalties and much more. This course, created in a partnership between NFHS, EdTA, NaFME and the USA Association for Sport Coaching, brings the specific tools you need to understand the complicated world of copyright.
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