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A Mini Course in Choosing and Using the National Theatre Standards

Learn how to use the National Theatre Standards to create instruction and assessment in the theatre arts.   Time to complete: 15 minutes.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Understand the National Theatre Standards as a package of materials moving from concept to measurable know and do statements. 
    Understand the importance of the theatre specific grade level performance standards as learning targets.
    Understand how to align standards, instruction and assessment. 

This course includes:

  • A short video explaining a method for choosing standards to create instruction.
  • Downloadable copies of the National Theatre Standards.  
  • Printable certificate of completion. 

Ms. Cory Wilkerson

Cory Wilkerson is a Theatre Educator and consultant currently working as the Education Manager for the Educational Theatre Association.  Ms. Wilkerson was the former Project Manager for the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards- a coalition of the major arts organizations who has been working nationally to support vouluntary national arts standards-and took an active role supporting and documenting the creation of the 2014 National Core Arts Standards.  Prior to joining EdTA, Ms. Wilkerson consulted on the Theatre Opportunity to Learn Standards, the Theatre Educator Evaluation Workbook and the 2018 Model Theatre Curriculumm Framework Project. 


Choosing and Using the National Theatre Standards
Recorded 04/01/2020
Recorded 04/01/2020 Recorded introduction to choosing and using the standards. Short course version.
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Certificate of Completion
0.25 contact hours  |  Certificate available
0.25 contact hours  |  Certificate available Please follow the instructions to download your certificate of completion from EdTA- proof of your investment in professional learning. Check with your administrator, in some school districts professional learning opportunities from your professional organization may be used towards meeting continuing education requirements.