Spring at Creativity & Associates
Joan Weber - Friday, March 8th, 2013
Spring is the busiest time of the year at Creativity & Associates. Below is a summary of all the great things that we are up to.
1. Residencies – Our teaching artist Courtney Proctor just finished up a set of residencies at Mount Royal Elementary Middle School this February. Courtney worked with the early elementary grades to do Pop-Up Storybook. This residency is a great way to increase reading comprehension for young students. It allows them to imagine themselves in the role of the story characters and practice empathetic thinking.
2. Partnership with University of Baltimore Truancy Court Program – Joan Weber has been working with the Truancy Court Program (TCP) for the last three years, implementing a Kids & Theatre program in schools that TCP works with. This spring, she is partnering with TCP in two schools. At Margaret Brent Elementary Middle School.
3. Several schools have signed up for professional development for their teachers to learn some strategies for integrating drama in their classrooms. The techniques of theatre can be incorporated into both pedagogy and teaching technique.ol, students are working in process drama project aimed at understanding how to create change within the neighborhood. Students have chosen a location and will be designing and advocating for change in a blighted area of the neighborhood. At New Era Academy, students are producing scenes from Romeo & Juliet in partnership with their English class.Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in bringing any of our theatre integration programs into your school or community.