Starting an Elementary Theatre Program
Starting an Elementary Theatre Program; five tips for making the switch from panic to play.
Learn how to start or improve your elementary theatre program with theatre educator Jennifer Ridgway.
This detailed webinar breaks down the art of teaching drama in the elementary grades into easy to use sequential steps that offer practical tips you can start using right away. Use theatre vocabulary and various dramatic strategies to create a safe, low risk, learning environment for students and teachers.
Jennifer Ridgway is a teaching artist and Imagineer consultant who activates artistry, amplifies ordinary stories, increases empathy, agitates change, and creates joy. Since receiving her MFA (UNC-Greensboro), she earned a certificate in Arts/Culture Strategy (University of Pennsylvania). She is an inaugural cohort member of Anti-Racist Educators of the Arts Learning Lab (A-REALL). In 2016, she co-founded the Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic to support, empower and advocate for mid-Atlantic Teaching Artists. In 2020 she launched Yard Dramas to bridge connections, increase learning and grow new ideas, pathways, and solutions to challenges!