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Announcing New Education Manager and Legendary Lesson Plan Contest

Cory Wilkerson posing with the Core Theatre Art Standards flyer

EdTA is excited to announce the addition of an Education Manager to the staff, Cory Wilkerson, who will be supporting members with new educational resources.

As a part of this effort, over the coming months there will be many opportunities for members to contribute ideas and resources with the first being the “Legendary Lesson Plan” Contest.

Wilkerson explained, “If you have a lesson plan that you created that works so well it’s become legendary, submit it to EdTA by April 15, 2019 for adjudication to become part of a curated set of member resources.  Winners will receive a $25 prize and a chance to win a free registration for EdTA’s National Conference in New York City in September.”

She has more than 20 years’ experience as a classroom teacher, a teaching artist, and a national consultant on standards based curriculum and assessment. Most recently she focused on arts administration for national and state level arts organizations, serving as Project Manager for the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) and assisting with the creation of the National Core Arts Standards.  She has been involved several recent EdTA initiatives including the 2014 Theatre Standards, the national Model Cornerstone Assessment pilot, the Opportunity to Learn Standards, the Teacher Evaluation Workbook, and the NEA Curriculum Framework Project.  Wilkerson has a BA in Theatre from Villanova University and a BS in Theatre Education from State University of New York College at Oneonta.


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