Teachers Institute

14th Annual Teachers Institute

When: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019
Where: UT Conference Center | Knoxville, TN | 70th Annual SETC Convention
Cost: $85 (Includes Lunch)
Registration is closed.

The SETC Teachers Institute is an all-day seminar designed for middle and high school teachers who use or integrate theatre techniques into their classroom, directors of theatre arts programs, teaching artists, and students studying to be theatre educators.

Theatre for All Abilities

This year’s program will be lead by Tim Webb, co-founder of Oily Cart in the United Kingdom, which makes “All Sorts of Theatre for All Sorts of Kids.”

Whether you are a theatre teacher/director, mainstream classroom teacher, or teacher of special needs students, you will benefit from Tim Webb’s theatre techniques – taking home new tools to reach students on the autism spectrum, those with learning disabilities, and those who have nontraditional learning styles.

Expand your classroom toolkit by developing practical skills based on the multi-sensory and highly interactive tools that Oily Cart uses in developing theatre for young people. Learn techniques that have been used successfully in the classroom and in performance.

Presenter: Tim Webb

Since 1981, Oily Cart Theatre has created original, interactive, multi-sensory theatre that has captivated audiences around the globe. This is theatre for the very young, and for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, young people on the autism spectrum, and young people who are deaf/blind.

In an interview with the Lincoln Center, Webb said, “What we tapped into was a tremendous, unsatisfied thirst for cultural activity for young people with complex needs – a group that had been integrated into the education system since the mid-1970s, but was still neglected by the arts.”

Professional Development / Continuing Education

Take advantage of gaining CEUs and professional development credits at SETC’s Teachers Institute AND the more than 350 workshops offered at the convention. Contact SETC Central Office for more information on continuing education units and/or professional development documentation. Contact your local education agency or fine arts coordinator in your county to find out what you need to qualify for Professional Development Credits. SETC provides a form to track classes and hours and a certificate of attendance for verification. It is the responsibility of the teacher to work within their school system or accreditation bodies to receive their CEUs.

2018 Recap

Thank you to Suzan Zeder, Jim Hancock and all the teachers and teachers-to-be who joined us for the 13th annual Teachers Institute, Wed., March 7, 2018, in Mobile, AL, for a day of learning, inspiration and creative renewal. Internationally acclaimed playwright Suzan Zeder shared insights about her own plays and writing processes. That discussion gave way to a general conversation about creativity, which ultimately focused on the need for teachers to nourish their own creative selves. The day-long session moved back and forth between talking, moving, drawing, visualizing, writing and more. Movement specialist Jim Hancock drew upon movement disciplines, and Zeder led the group though explorations of clustering, analog drawing, metaphor, paradox and structural story building.