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April 26, 2024 - Learn Theater Games to Teach Community!

Apr 26, 2024 - May 10, 2024

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Course Description

  • As human beings, we improvise every day of our lives. While improvisation is typically thought of in terms of wit and comedy, it is actually the ability to create and build with our resources. Applied improvisation is one of the most effective and versatile supports available to schools for classroom instructional support and social-emotional learning. Improvisation creates equitable and inclusive environments that help participants grow, while also contributing to overall wellness and community in the classroom. This asset-based methodology provides a platform to experience oneself, and others, in new ways, while also increasing connection, resilience, adaptability, and creativity. Through a series of group games and exercises, teachers will experience the power of improv and learn how to adapt and implement activities into their classrooms for enhanced student relationships and connection.
  • Directions from the instructor: My name is Lainie Hodges and I will facilitate our professional development session on April 26th. For our session, please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in, including layers to take off or on. Please also wear comfortable shoes that you can easily move in. Flip-flops, slides, heels, wedges, etc., are not recommended. No improv experience is required, just a willingness to try new things and have fun! I look forward to working with you.
  • Lead Learner (Facilitator): Laurie LaComb | Lainie Hodges
  • Credit(s) and Type: 2 Hours Relicensure

 

Target Audience

  • Certified Staff
  • Open to Substitute Teachers = Yes 
  • Open to Student Teachers = Yes 
  • Open to Charter School Staff = Yes 
    • Charter Certified 

 

Meeting Information

 

Course Outcomes

Here are the outcomes for the course:

  • Teachers will experience the power of improv and learn how to adapt and implement activities into their classrooms for enhanced student relationships and connection. 
  • Leave with new activities that can implemented with students immediatel