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