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Thursday, February 23


Drama Across the Curriculum
Whatever you teach, drama can be an invaluable teaching tool. It engages students and helps them understand new concepts, visualise real-life scenarios, or review previous learning. I have seen countless 'Aha!' moments when students act it out and then finally 'get it' for the first time. In this session I'll share a variety of ways to bring a little more drama (the good kind) into your classroom.
You can check out my presentation here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bsxidX-B62zi4sFIfccl91Hluks_yZdsw432aBapx4w/edit?usp=sharing  

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Robin Pawlak

Children's Author, none
Robin is the author of Space Cadets, a sci-fi action/adventure novel for middle grade readers (ages 9-12). Prior to that he was a teacher of grades 4-7 Language Arts (among other things) for 31 years in Red Deer. He had a bunch of fun doing that, and now he’s really enjoying the... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
2301 Red Deer College


Trust and Go: The Gifts of Improv
How do we foster in our students a willingness to try? How do we teach them to hold each other up? How do we celebrate our mistakes together? Improvisation is a powerful tool that can teach courage, compassion, and empathy. Improvisational Theatre is not a game; it's an art form, and a lens through which we can change they way our students see the world.


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
2305 Red Deer College


Musical Theatre Bootcamp
Producing a school show can be a daunting task! This session will give teachers helpful and practical information from where to find your rights and music tracks to production week musts. We will address auditions, casting, training a crew, publicity, staging, costume design, set design, technical requirements, tips for a smooth production week, and how to reach out for help from parents. By the end of this session, you will be show ready!

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Laura Burdett

Drama Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
Laura Burdett is a lifelong Alberta prairie girl with a 35 year history of involvement in theatre, both onstage and behind the scenes. Since receiving her degree in Fine Arts from BYU-Idaho and her Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, she has taught various forms... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm
1600 Red Deer College