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SETC's 8th Annual Teachers Institute
with Eric Booth
Internationally Acclaimed Teacher and Artist
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 8 AM – 3 PM
The Kentucky Center, Todd Hall
501 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
So what does Creativity have to do with Learning? With Teaching? With the future of Education?
Join Eric Booth for an all-day intensive seminar exploring "creativity." Learn and experience the creative skills that the arts provide for learning and how teachers can emphasize them within the arts. Discover how to build on these fundamental processes and thinking skills within theatre arts and into other subject areas.
How can we "teach" the skills of creativity? How do theatre arts inform us and give us an ‘edge’? From hands-on activities to dialogue and presentation, Eric will not only share his knowledge but will inspire you to return to the classroom ready to integrate your day into your teaching strategies.
Also, theater teachers are increasingly being called upon as creativity coaches for subject area teachers in “arts-integrated” curricula—participants will explore ways to become effective resources to their school.
The essential skills defined by the 21st Century Learning Skills include the foundation of the artistic processes: critical thinking and problem solving; communication and collaboration; creativity and innovation and applied imagination and invention. Eric’s recent series of YouTube videos on topics like “playful brainstorming and creative experimentation” and “making creative connections, active listening and reflection” present tangible and reproducible concepts that are accessible to all of those teaching in the arts or teaching through the arts. He has worked with Scotland and Finland (two of the world’s top academically achieving nations) on expanding creativity across their curriculum, and he brings these ideas to SETC teachers on March 6th.
Registration Check-in: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Enjoy a cup a coffee or tea while getting ready to start the day.
Morning Session 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Theory and Practice—what creative skills do theatre study build?
We will explore the question experientially and pedagogically, looking at ways teachers can expand their current practices to target creative skills.
Tour of the School & Lunch 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Afternoon Session 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
If…then. What are the implications of what we know about developing creativity in theatre study, and what experiments are you taking away to try?
The SETC Teachers Institute is an all-day seminar designed for teachers and future teachers who teach theatre arts or use artistic skills to teach other subjects. Thank you to Actors Theatre Louisville for helping to integrate the programming into the community.
SETC is grateful for the support of the Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School located at 930 E. Main Street in Louisville, KY for hosting the event.
More About Eric Booth
Leading Arts Advocate and Teaching Artist Eric Booth began his career as a classical actor, performing for over 20 years on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at regional theatres across the country. He is recognized internationally as one of our nation’s most creative teachers and is frequently referred to as the father of the teaching artist profession. This spring he received an honorary doctorate in music (perhaps the first one anywhere for a teaching artist) from the New England Conservatory after delivering the commencement speech.
Eric will work hands-on and focus on the how-to’s in the intimate setting of our Teachers Institute. Learn more ~ www.everydayarts.info.
The SETC 2013 Teachers Institute is a pre-convention seminar designed to engage, challenge and invigorate those who teach the arts as well as those who teach through the arts. The day-long program is open to the public, as well as convention attendees. Continuing Education Units and/or Professional development documentation offered.
More About Teachers Institute
Teachers Institute is filled with information designed for:
- Teachers and directors of theatre arts
- Teachers who use or integrate theatre techniques into their curriculum
- Those studying to be teachers
Discover and practice individual and group theatre education tools you can take back to the classroom that will enhance students' critical thinking, observation skills, creativity and learning across the curriculum.
|*Cost of seminar: $85||March 6, 8 AM - 3 PM|
Participants in the SETC Teachers Institute are invited to stay as guests for Wednesday evening programs, which kick off 3 1/2 days of theatre workshops, shows, exhibits, auditions and design/technical events. Teachers Institute is a separate program from the SETC Convention.
*Save 15% with AATE Discount for member attendees of 2012 AATE Annual Conference. Contact SETC Central Office for verification.