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Using Drama to Bring your Online Classroom to Life

Coming Soon!

Online Teacher

Did you know that you could enliven your classroom immediately using drama in education techniques, dramatic activities, and actor tips tailored for the screen?

In this self-paced online course, you will learn some practical tools and techniques for using drama in the online classroom and beyond. We will practice different activities from the theatre that can be integrated into any lesson plan or curriculum for any subject or age range.

Participants will learn:

  • The benefits of drama in education along with the pioneers of these methodologies.

  • How to physicalize the online classroom by practicing the actor tips: the Actors Toolbox for computer screen audience and participants.

  • To develop an online “ensemble” or collaborative spirit in a fun and engaging way using dramatic activities.

  • Inspire students to write and speak using easy playwrighting techniques.

  • To integrate and tailor these dramatic activities into their lesson plans and online curriculum.

Extra feature:

  • Activities in Workbook Included

Course structure:

1.1 What are the benefits of integrating drama into the classroom?

  • Drama Builds Community- (Borrowing from the Theatre Ensemble)

  • Increases Empathy, Compassion, and Understanding About Those Who are Different from Us (Research Citation)

  • Makes Learning Fun and Interactive (Incorporates Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles, Learning with the Body in a Global Culture of ADD (Research Citations), etc.)

1.2 Historic Background: Some Pioneers of Drama in Education:

  • Dorothy Heathcote and Process Drama

  • Augusto Boal and The Theatre of the Oppressed

  • Viola Spolin and Improvisation in the Theatre

What is the Actors Toolbox?

2.1 Physicalizing Your Online Experience with Drama (Mix of PowerPoint, Videos, and Photographs with Commentary

2.2 Energizing Dramatic Activities to Enliven Your Online Classroom:

  • Icebreaker Activities

  • Ensemble Building Activities

  • Dramatic Activities for Other Subjects Such as Language Learning and History)

2.3 The Computer Medium is the Message:

  • Acting Tips for the Computer Screen

  • Using Props and Creating Sets

Foundations of Devising Drama:

3.1 What are the Given Circumstances

  • Improvisation: The “Who, What, Where, Why, When”

  • Facilitating the “A-B Scene.”

3.3 Easy Playwrighting Ideas for Scenes and Monologues

Integrating Drama into Online Curriculum:

4.1 How to Integrate and Modify Dramatic Activities for Online and Multiple Subject Classrooms.

4.2 Create Your Lesson Plan Now Using Drama! (A step by step guide)


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