Introduce Drama to your Classroom
Using theatre games, speech exercises, movement, improvisation and text, you will learn about implementing drama activities into the early childhood classroom and enhancing Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and more.
- learn about implementing and experiencing drama activities in your classroom in September!
- have opportunities to present rehearsed scenes;
- actively discover the importance of play;
- acquire knowledge of self and learning to understand and express feelings, thoughts and ideas.
July 5-10, 2021, 9:00am to 12:00noon*
Plus a visit to a theatrical performance on July 11
*The course will be conducted virtually if in-person gathering is restricted due to the pandemic.
“Thanks for sharing all of the great ideas! I have a bunch of ideas for implementation in my Social and ELA classes.”
“Loved this! It ran so smoothly and they were so engaging and energetic! Got some great new ideas to try with my drama students!”
“What a great session!! …interactive (I was out of my chair) and I left with a “tool box” I can use on Monday!”
“An excellent session with many useful ideas.”
This course is only open to certified teachers, teaching assistants, and students in a qualified post-secondary education program.
Pre-requisites: Consent of the Department
Total Hours: 18 Instruction Hours
Course Fee: $350 + GST
● Introduction to course
● Ice-breaker games and activities
● Theatre games for your classroom
~including warm-ups, focus activities and movement exercises
● Speech, Staging and Storytelling
~including movement exercises, improvisation and scripted materials such as fairy tales and song verses
● Studying a TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) play:
LIG & BITTLE by Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull and Elyne Quan
~Reading the play and discussing structure and appropriateness for young students
~In groups, work on staging select scenes from play using activities/techniques learned in previous classes
● Presentation of TYA scenes for class
~observance and feedback from audience and players
● TYA theatre practitioner visit: TBA
● Prep for visit to Walterdale Theatre
● 8pm performance of Merrily We Roll Along
● Drama in the Classroom
~review of games and exercises from the week
~how to implement these drama activities into your classroom
– You will develop the capacity to create, participate in and appreciate drama.
– You will develop personal resources including imagination, concentration, physical control, cooperation, self-confidence and oral communication.
– You will develop the capacity to collaborate effectively.
– You will develop presentation skills and gain confidence in working in groups and speaking in public.
– You will discover the importance of play and explore the implementation of drama activities into any classroom
– You will develop drama skills for enhancing core subjects i.e. Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies