Educator Workshops

All the world's a stage

Our hands-on, theater-based workshops invite educators to dive deep into the creative process of the Guthrie and gain a new set of tools and perspectives to take back to the classroom. All workshops are eligible for CEU credits.

A Creative Look at Classroom Management

GOAL: I want tomeet students where they are at and feel like an effective leader while building a classroom where students encourage each other to succeed and grow.

Creating and promoting an effective environment for learning in your classroom is the key to promoting growth and learning in your students. Too often, learning environments narrowly place students into “good” or “bad” categories, and these labels follow them throughout their school careers. Putting into practice collaborative and ensemble-building tools and techniques, this workshop will encourage you to diversify how you interact with students, how students interact with each other and, ultimately, how students interact with you.

  • Date: Saturday, January 11 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Workshop Fee: $45 ($35 if you register by January 4)
  • Instructors: Jason Brown and Jessica Finney


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Activity-Based/Experiential Learning

GOAL: I want to actively engage my students on their feet and at their desks through experiential learning ideas that inspire creativity and focus.

Every educator wants to creatively engage their students in diverse and effective ways that honor various learning styles. This workshop will explore a series of arts engagement strategies and activities that will help differentiate your instruction and inspire even the most tentative educator to bring fun and interactivity into the classroom. 

  • Date: Friday, March 20 | 4–6 p.m.
  • Workshop Fee: $45 ($35 if you register by March 6)
  • Instructors: Suzy Messerole and Siddeeqah Shabazz


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Creating a Collaborative Classroom Environment

GOAL: I want to empower myself and encourage my students to create a collaborative and communicative classroom environment.

The classroom can be a creative, collaborative space for all subjects. By planning for and embracing the unexpected, educators can design and lead a variety of energetic, interactive, activity-based lessons. This workshop will introduce activities based in the creative process of theater and practice the skills necessary to lead them so you will feel motivated to enthusiastically, creatively and effectively bring arts-inspired activities into the classroom.

  • Date: Saturday, April 18 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Workshop Fee: $45 ($35 if you register by April 4)
  • Instructors: Jessica Finney and Katherine Pardue


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For additonal questions or details, contact Education Program Manager Siddeeqah Shabazz at or 612.225.6233.

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