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Play with us in Paris! (And, a new partial scholarship!)

Updated: Jan 23



Brand New Workshop: The Restorative Classroom: Bringing the Joy of Drama to English, Language Learning and Any Subject 
Teachers will practice drama in the historic Théâtre de l'Atelier while refreshing one's pedagogical toolbox with many new fun dramatic activities tried and tested in the ESL classroom!
This new drama in education workshop is designed to address the needs of our sensitive, present day classroom that include refugee migration; smart phone and social media communications; a need for more equity and inclusion; and mental health challenges. Educators need readily, accessible tools for facilitating healthy human interactions and person-to-person engagement in the classroom now, more than ever. And... students need to have more fun as they learn!

With an emphasis on dramatic play, The Restorative Classroom Workshop is an immersive, interactive experience that reinvigorates the joy of learning for both teacher and student.

The workshop models fun and engaging dramatic activities and is filled with techniques to develop and increase students':
  • Social, Interpersonal, and Criticial Thinking Skills

  • Awareness of Others' Perceptions, Self Awareness, and Empathy  

  • Active Listening and Conflict Resolution

  • Creativity and Problem Solving Skills

  • A Sense of Community, Connectedness and Well-Being  

Participants experience how to create TEMENOS- a safe climate that is conducive to collaboration and ensemble in the classroom; so that students can express themselves openly, freely and creatively in a peer-supportive environment. Trauma informed practices and pedagogies are referenced. Methodologies in drama for language learning, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, theatre for social change, and creative collaboration are practiced. 
Drama enriches the teaching and learning of English (TESOL) and other language pedagogies by accelerating fluency by actively speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Participants embody deeper language meaning through dramatic play in an accepting, supportive environment; resulting in more confidence, expression of one's voice, and better overall communication. 
In this four-day workshop, participants gather new dramatic activities that can be applied to the classroom immediately. They will collaborate, devise, and perform a short play using drama, art, creative writing, and newly learned improvisation techniques. On the fourth day, everything learned in the workshop is integrated by creating a lesson plan inspired from art at the famous Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Teachers: primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs; Teacher trainers; Careers officers, educational guides and counselors; Headteachers; Principals; Managers of schools.


COURSE LOCATIONS/DATES:
Paris: July 9th-12th, 2024
Location: The historical Théâtre de l'Atelier, Rehearsal Room, 1 Place Charles Dullin in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, France
Montmartre, 18th District, Paris
COURSE DETAILS:

Length of the course: 3 Days + 1 Day Trip to the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris (4 days total) 

Time: 10am-2pm

Number of participants: max. 14

Price: €550, $600US

Includes: TESOL Drama Professional Development Certificate Included for 20 Hours of Coursework

*Financial Aid Partial Scholarship Available for Income Qualified Participants and for those who have taken a workshop before with us. Click here to request a partial financial aid scholarship. 

*CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 14

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:

*Note: A light breakfast of croissaints, fruit, cheese and beverages is included during the 3 day workshop portion at Théâtre de l'Atelier on July 9th, 10th, and 11th. Partipants choose to may bring their own sack lunch to have over the 1/2 hour break or convene at a nearby cafe for lunch after the workshop at 2pm. 

*Accommodation, transportation to and from the workshop, and airfare are not included in the price. Participants must book their own airfares, transportation, and accommodations. 

Sample Agenda: 

Monday, July 8th: Optional Meet and Greet for Dinner at a Montmartre Cafe. 

Tuesday, July 9th:

  • Introductions, Drama Activities and Games

  • The Restorative Classroom and Trauma Informed Pedagogies in Drama and the Arts

  • Drama for Mutual Understanding, Conflict Resolution, and Social Justice

Wednesday, July 10th:

  • Warm-Up and Dramatic Activities

  • Creating Drama from Art

  • Collaboration and Devising a Play from Improvisation

Thursday, July 11th:

  • Directing Actors Warm-Up

  • Rehearsal of Devised Play

  • Showtime! Performance

Friday, July 12th:

  • Meet at Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris: 11 Avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris

  • Tour museum and create a collaborative lesson plan.

  • Present lesson plans over lunch with view of Eiffel Tower.


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