Are you a
theatre educator or artist in the southern New Jersey, Philadelphia, or
northern Delaware region? Join us at the New Jersey TIOS mini-conference where theatre
education best practices will be explored and topics investigated will include:
encouraging a culture of creativity within the demands of producing an artistic
product. Through interactive workshops, networking opportunities, and a keynote
address, you will take away new ideas
and practical applications to use in and out of the classroom.
Visual & Performing Arts Coordinator
for the New Jersey Department of Education
Let's Make A Musical:
Involving Young Minds in the Creative Process
Presented by Denver Casado
Kids are bursting with creativity. Are we doing our best to tap into their imagination and allowing it to become a part of the creative process? Denver explores specific ideas you can implement that will facilitate creative involvement from your young actors. From character creation to songwriting, kids will feel empowered and more connected to the material when their ideas are heard. Denver will lead a brief songwriting activity designed for teachers to easily implement themselves.
Beyond Drama Games -- Utilizing the Body in the 21st Century Classroom
Presented by Niki Tulk
We possess a wise and inexhaustive resource when we invite students and teachers to incorporate physical, movement and arts-based learning into classrooms at every level. Influenced and drawing from the Action Theatre work of Ruth Zaporah, the National Writing Project, and movement-based pedagogy, this workshop investigates this marginalized area of promoting creative and critical literacy through drama: through theory, practical strategies and questions that lead to literacy-rich adventure.
NJ Theatre in Our
Schools Mini-Conference Schedule
10:00‐11:15 Let’s Make a Musical: Involving
Young Minds in the Creative Process
11:25‐12:40 Action Writing: Beyond Drama
Games -- Utilizing the Body in the 21st Century Classroom
1:15‐2:00 Keynote Address – Dale Schmid, NJ Dept. of Education