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Upcoming Professional Learning Webinars

On-Demand Learning

Available Beginning January 25th, 2022

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Title: Advocacy with a Purpose: Using Data and Storytelling for Arts Education
Date: Pre-recorded webinar will be available January 25
Speaker: Annamarie Bollino; Virginia arts educator and advocate
Pricing: Free for EdTA Members. Non Members: $49.00 

Advocacy comes in many forms and each of us have powerful tools to enact positive change for arts education. The stories and data we share with administrators, colleagues, parents, community members, politicians, and other decision-makers can have a profound impact on our programs and arts education. During this webinar, we will dive into advocacy tips and strategies, including the data available at your fingertips to speak with your audience. Join Virginia arts educator and advocate Annamarie Bollino as she brings her perspective and knowledge on advocacy. Whether you are a seasoned arts education advocate or just beginning your journey, there is something new in this session for everyone!

Register now to be notified when the on-demand recording is available on January 25.

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Available Beginning February 3rd, 2022

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Title: Creating a Summer Camp Fundraiser
Date: Pre-recorded webinar will be available February 3
Speaker: Jeana Whitaker; retired theatre educator and author of Teaching Drama in the Classroom
Pricing: Free for EdTA Members. Non Members: $49.00 

Are you tired of spending more time trying to raise funds for your program than you spend on producing shows? This one-hour webinar will give you guidelines for creating your own summer camp program that can bring in enough money to fund your program for the whole school year. You’ll get tips for organizing and marketing as well as training for your students to be the directors, designers and producers of a camp musical for elementary students.

Register now to be notified when the on-demand recording is available on February 3.

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Available Beginning February 15th, 2022

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Title: Navigating the Troubled Waters of Student Stress and Trauma
Date: Pre-recorded webinar will be available February 15
Speakers: Cathy Springfield, Sherry McCamley, Erin McCamley
Pricing: Free for EdTA Members. Non Members: $49.00 

Helping your students deal with stress and trauma begins with understanding the continuum of impacts and reactions and having ready some simple strategies. This informative webinar will help you to learn how to recognize a student in distress and what to do when this happens. Especially important as students return to school in person all while dealing with continued pandemic stress.

Register now to be notified when the on-demand recording is available on February 15.

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Available Beginning March 21st, 2022

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Title: My Grandfather's Ways: An Introduction to Indigenous Teachings
Date: Pre-recorded webinar will be available March 21, 2022
Speaker: Allison Green; storyteller, artist, and teacher
Pricing: Free for EdTA Members. Non Members: $49.00 

Allison Green presents her Algonquin Grandfather's way of knowing and illustrates what Drama teachers can do in their classrooms to create an inclusive space through indigenous pedagogy. Indigenous ways of knowing happen naturally as teachers and students gather in Drama classes: they sit in circle together as equals, they tell stories, they watch, they listen, they do and they learning by sharing.

Registration information coming soon.

Available Beginning March 25th, 2022

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Title: Why Every Student Should Think Like A Dramaturg
Date: Pre-recorded webinar will be available March 25, 2022
Speaker: Lindsay Kujawa; Artistic Director of Re:THEATRE
Pricing: Free for EdTA Members. Non Members: $49.00 

Dramaturg and theatre artist Lindsay Kujawa makes an important case for understanding the historical and cultural context of a performance piece to become a better actor, director or technician in this pre-recorded webinar. Turn your students on to the power of research for theatre artists!

Registration information coming soon.

Available Beginning April 12th, 2022

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Title: A Toolbox for Cultural Competency
Date: Pre-recorded webinar will be available April 12, 2022
Speaker: Francesca Betancourt; actor, intimacy director, facilitator, and producer
Pricing: Free for EdTA Members. Non Members: $49.00 

In this webinar, we will discuss what it means to be equity-minded and culturally competent in educational theatre spaces. The facilitator will provide tools for fostering a classroom and rehearsal environment that includes and supports everyone. Finally, we will explore how to work with content that is right for you that meaningfully connects with your student and community base.

Registration information coming soon.

Available Beginning May 10th, 2022

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Title: Teaching Theatre to Students on the Spectrum
Date: Pre-recorded webinar will be available May 10, 2022
Speaker: Sally Bailey; Professor of Theatre and Director of the Drama Therapy Program at Kansas State University
Pricing: Free for EdTA Members. Non Members: $49.00 

As of 2021, the CDC says one in 44 children are on the Autism Spectrum, so chances are several are going to end up in your drama class! Each person who has ASD has challenges in similar areas, but each is also unique. This training will help drama teachers identify what areas their actors on the spectrum need support with, along with ideas of how to appropriately offer that support. In addition, we will explore how to build an inclusive acting ensemble where everyone is valued and appreciated for their creativity and unique contributions. 

Registration information coming soon.

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