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At EdTA’s National Conference, educators can sharpen their skills and expand their body of knowledge through workshops and master classes taught by experts and professionals. These sessions cover a wide variety of topics including theatre curriculum, choreography, script analysis and technical theatre. Attendees can pick from a wide variety and choose what classes address their needs.



Workshops are 90-minute, hands-on learning sessions focusing on a wide variety of topics in theatre education.

A workshop proposal form can be found in the EdTA National Conference library.


Master Classes

Master classes are for educators to explore topics in greater depth. They last three hours.


Professional Development Intensives

The Educational Theatre Association’s Professional Development Intensives (PDIs) are one- or two-day interactive, hands-on opportunities for theatre educators to develop their arsenal of professional skills on a specific topic. PDIs are in-depth crash courses taught by experts and thought-leaders in the field of theatre education. Topics range from directing a musical to curriculum development to stage lighting. Participation in our PDI seminars also allows attendees to advance a graduate degree or earn credit required for continuing education.

Confirmed PDIs for 2014 are posted on the Professional Development Intensives page.