Immerse yourself in innovative strategies to enhance your work in the classroom!
- To nurture the intellectual and leadership capacity of teachers.
- To help teachers master dramatic interpretation in order to enhance the learning potential of their students.
- To build strong, sustained relationships between artists and teachers.
Long Wharf Theatre's educational initiatives strive to incorporate the principles of arts education into how teachers approach and communicate general classroom curriculum.
Because the arts help to facilitate the development of analytical, practical, and creative learning, we have designed a three-year series of workshops which will provide teachers with the tools they need to effectively use arts techniques in their everyday classroom.
Featuring guest teachers of the highest caliber, the Educators' Laboratory allows Long Wharf Theatre's educational programming to reach more students, and provides a way for arts education to find a place in today's school environment.
DATES FOR THIS YEAR’S EDUCATORS’ LABORATORIES ARE:
• October 19 for The Underpants
• December 7 for Fences
• April 5 for The Shadow of the Hummingbird
Each session consists of two 2 hour workshops that will give you the tools to actively engage your students while promoting deep learning of subject matter, adaptability and creativity.
THE PARTNERING ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (PAIR) PROGRAM
Each teacher that partcipates in ED LABs for the season may elect to be assigned their our LWT Teaching Artist. They will visit the teacher's classes once a month to co-teach an arts integrated lesson. This arrangement provides extra support for the educator in the transfer of techniques from ED LAB workshops to the classroom. The PAIR will be a consistent partner with the educator and their school, also coming to lead pre-show workshops and post-show discussion for Student Theatre Series show. There is no cost to the teacher or the school!
What past Educators’ Laboratory Participants have said:
"Best Professional Development in town!" – Teacher Partcipant
"The staff is highly skilled and I appreciate all they do." – Teacher Participant
"The programs were very good this year. I was able to apply what was learned at Ed Lab to the classroom and The PAIR Program enhanced learning." – Teacher Participant
“I’ve benefited simply by being with other teachers and theatre professionals.” – Michael Calderone, Hopkins School, New Haven
“I did use what I learned here. In addition, the materials were helpful…I found it to be extremely useful and engaging.” – Melissa Daily, Sound School, New Haven
“This program is wonderful! Keep it going! Please…!” – Nina Agostine, Waterbury Arts Magnet School, Waterbury
ED LAB and The PAIR Program are generously funded by The Werth Family Foundation.
For more information, please call Mallory Pellegrino at (203) 772-8272 or email email@example.com.