Think of it as summer camp—only with better food and WAY better activities. Get all the tools you need to integrate art into your classroom on a daily basis.
Seattle Repertory Theatre and partners with Seattle Children's Theatre and Book-It Repertory Theatre to bring you the best summer workshop you'll ever take.
The 2014 workshop dates are July 14-18, 2014.
Bringing Theatre into the Classroom (BTiC) is a five-day intensive summer workshop that will teach you ways to integrate drama into your entire curriculum. Through first-hand involvement, you will test ideas and build them into workable, practical lesson plans. In addition to hands-on activities, you will have the opportunity to "try out" curriculum in a supportive environment with professional teaching artists. Clock hours and university credit are available.
TUITION for Bringing Theatre into the Classroom is $500.
Scholarships and Discounted Tuition rates are available.
For more info please contact Scott Koh (email; 206-443-2210)
How It Works
Throughout the week, participants choose workshops that are most suited for their classrooms and students. Workshops can easily be adapted for a range of grade levels from elementary to high school. In particular, we have increased our offerings for young students (pre-3rd grade) and middle school students.
The following are some sample offerings:
Book-It Repertory Theatre's workshops teach methods to make literature fun, physical, and active for students. Teachers learn how to take literature from page to stage using the Book-It Style, which encourages an active relationship with a book through voice, body, and imagination.
Sessions with Seattle Children's Theatre bring stories alive using the creative techniques that story drama provides. Teachers take a ride through popular folktales and children's literature to explore ways to create their own drama-based lesson plans. Story drama curriculum helps students expand their imaginations, improve listening and communication, and enhance problem solving and cooperative learning skills.
Workshops from Seattle Repertory Theatre offer teachers opportunities to learn a variety of acting exercises and playwriting activities. Each exercise is designed to integrate easily with teachers' existing curriculum. Teachers choose between entry-level courses focusing on rudimentary drama skills or more sophisticated classroom techniques designed to facilitate the creation and performance of student-generated, original theatre pieces.
In addition to the week-long summer intensive, you'll sign up for a follow-up consultation during the school year. A member of the BTiC faculty will travel to your school and work as collaborator, coach, or co-teacher as you integrate lessons learned during the summer workshop into practical lesson plans in your classroom. Over the past 10 years, we have provided over 200 consultations for teachers across the state. The consultation component is essential in helping you provide quality arts-infused education in your classroom. There is no additional charge for consultation.