Curriculum Mapping: Taking Us Where We Need To Go
This interactive work session will take participants through the process of reflecting on their core values as they embark on the task of curriculum mapping for their theatre classroom. The session will walk participants through building units of study, while utilizing backward mapping, identifying skill-based theatre instruction, writing lines of inquiry, developing assessments both formative and summative in alignment with National Core Arts theatre standards. This session is a great for the veteran teacher looking to refresh their curriculum and the new teacher starting the process.
Dr. Jennifer Katona
Educational Theatre Association
Dr. Jennifer Katona is the current Executive Director of the Educational Theatre Association and President of the Educational Theatre Foundation where she works to serve theatre educators across the United States with comprehensive resources to build, support and sustain their theatre programs. Dr. Katona is also the President of 3 Looms Creative Education Consulting which serves as program manager for the NYC DoE Filmed Theatre Partnership with the National Theatre, London and the Connecticut expansion of the Arthur Miller Foundation theatre teacher development program. Dr. Katona is the former Founder and Director of the Graduate Program in Educational Theatre at The City College of New York, CUNY where she developed and taught Curriculum Development, Theatre Directing Foundations, Arts Integration and Student Teaching Seminar. Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education: Arts Policy and her current research explores Factors Which Influence the Decision of a School Leader to Maintain or Eliminate Arts Programming in their School and building sustainable arts programming in urban schools. Jennifer has spoken and presented on this topic at many conferences across the country.