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2020-2021 School Programs FAQ

New Programs. New Questions... Answered! 

 

There's no question too big or small. Find out more below!

 

What happens during a drama session?

 

A teaching artist visits your digital classroom to facilitate drama-based activities. They will start with community-building work in order to create an atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration with the group. From there, your content will come alive through our skillfully-crafted lesson plans. 

 

Who is a teaching artist?

 

Along with being dynamic and imaginative theater artists, professional Teaching Artists have extensive classrom experience, sharply-honed lesson planning techniques, and strong classroom management skills. Our Teaching Artists will proivde a journey inclusive of both academic and artistic learning for your students. We've spent the past few months learning about how to teach online in an effective and engaging way, and we're ready to partner with you and your students!

 

What will my students learn?

 

Our lessons are focused on standards-based learning. Your classroom content will be delivered in artfull, imaginatie ways -- and with the embodied learning your students will experience, you'll see a deeper comprehension and greater critical thinking about the content areas explored.

 

  • Your students will connect with each other
  • Your students will laugh and smile together in shared experiences
  • Your students will use their whole body and imagination to engage in learning content

 

How will sessions be delivered?

 

Childsplay has been actively researching and finding the best forms of delivery for our content. We have multiple platforms for delivery of asynchronous content, and will work with you and what platforms you are currently using for ways to connect together live in a virtual space. 

 

How do I make the case for bringing this to my classroom?

 

Drama-integrated strategilesl build upon best practices identified through recent research, including storytelling and retelling (Tong et al 2008), interactive approaches embodying both content and language (Goldenberg, Nemeth et al 2013), and opportunities to engage with language in motivating and meaningful contexts (Saunders and Goldenberg 2010). Drama also supports social-emotional development through role-playing and building social vocabulary in context. Finally, it evokes joy in learning, creating a positive emotional connection with teachers and other students. 

 

For more about the case for arts education, click here >

 

What if I still have questions?

 

Not to worry! We are happy to help - contact our Education team below!

 

Korbi Adams at kadams@childsplayaz.org

Sonia Rodriguez Wood at swood@childsplayaz.org

 

How can I share these programs with more people?

 

Join our Educator mailing list and forward to someone who might be interested! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @ChildsplayAZ to like, share, tag us! Your recommendations are our most valuable marketing resource.