Improvisation and theatre games are powerful teaching tools. They get students moving, playing, and laughing, support development in a variety of content areas, and promote skills that are essential for student success: listening, collaboration, critical thinking, public speaking, vocabulary, and more. This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of improv for the classroom and give them a toolbox of engaging exercises that they can take back to their students.
The workshop will give participants a variety of tools and exercises to take back to their classrooms – whether in person or online – to support development in a variety of content areas and promote student success.
Key questions to be explored include:
Leah Woldman is in her fifth year teaching visual art and library/information literacy for all grade levels at the Banjul American International School in The Gambia. She pursued undergraduate studies in studio arts and received her Masters of Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. Leah has over fifteen years of experience in creative arts and literacy education and has worked with youth and educators in schools, public agencies, and non-profit organisations in the United States, South Korea, and The Gambia. She (naturally) loves reading and making art, but also enjoys cooking, hiking, playing cards, and cuddling with dogs.Back to the conference
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