There is three feet of snow on the ground, Punxsutawney Phil
didn’t see his shadow, and Beyonce blew a fuse at the Superdome… coincidence,
or premonitions of something unprecedented on the horizon?
March marks AATE’s Theatre in Our Schools month, and as part
of the festivities, preparations are underway for regional conferences around
the country. My co-chair, Nicole Lorenzetti and I, along with an esteemed
committee of dedicated theatre-educators and administrators, are hard at work
gearing up for the New
York TIOS Conference. The event, which will be held on March 4th
at Broadway’s American Airlines Theater, serves theatre education practitioners
of all stripes, and will be an opportunity for professional development,
networking, and most importantly, inspiration.
This year’s theme, "Fostering a Culture of Creativity” will
be explored through dynamic plenary and breakout sessions. We’re beyond
thrilled that the renowned Story Pirates
will be our keynote presenters— join us to discover their approaches for
developing student voice and expression. We’ve also got a panel of diverse
educators who will be sharing their experiences and goals for Universal Design
in their schools, as well as workshops exploring: Lincoln Center Institute’s
Capacities for Imaginative Learning, process drama, storytelling & early
childhood literacy, and inclusion through the arts.
It is shaping up to be an inspiring day of learning and
growth—the only thing missing is you. Register
now to take advantage of the best available rates, and come spend the day
learning and sharing on Broadway. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.