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
Jessica Finney (she/her) is a theater artist, educator and licensed associate marriage and family therapist. She is a lead teaching artist with Upstream Arts and has taught with the Guthrie Theater, Pillsbury House and Theatre, Project SUCCESS, Minneapolis Public Schools, Saint Paul Public Schools and other community partners.
Katherine Pardue (she/her, Roseville Area High School and North Community High School, Minneapolis)is a director and theater educator in Minneapolis. She has worked extensively in devised and socially conscious theater and new work development both locally and in New York. As a teaching artist, she has worked with Jungle Theater, Children’s Theatre Company and Powerhouse Theater. Katherine is a graduate of Oberlin College.