The purpose of this class is to use theater arts as one avenue to enhance the teaching act and increase students’ interest in learning. Teachers will further their knowledge of the performing arts by experiencing various kinds of (dramatic, comedic, or musical) play performances. They will conduct both pre and post performance research as well as either attend a rehearsal or interview a director or other production member. These theater arts experiences will then be incorporated into classroom curriculum.
1. Teachers will learn about and experience live theater productions.
2. By using performing arts as a motivator, teachers will enhance comprehension and increase student interest in class subject matter.
3. Teachers will provide information about and encourage attendance at appropriate theater experiences for their students.
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Instructor: Karianne Pulli