A Message from EdTA’s Education Manager Cory Wilkerson
Whether your return to school involves in-person or virtual classes and productions, or hybrid work, EdTA has you covered with invaluable resources packed full of information, tips, and tools. In Theatre Educator Pro you’ll find:
- the Resources for Creating Online Learning page that includes top 10 tips for teaching theatre online, complete with a guide written by educators like you who have been there, plus ideas for content which translates well to an online or hybrid teaching situation;
- “Click to Teach” project-based units that include everything you need to teach and are written in a student friendly voice perfect for independent assignments. Using the web page as a teaching hub, you can begin in person with lesson one on Monday and switch to virtual by Tuesday;
- the Resources for Creating Virtual Performances page that has all you need about virtual productions including tips for licensing issues, charts that help you choose tools and make decisions, and tutorials for all of the most frequently used aps and programs to make a virtual production possible.
TE Pro’s Fall Webinars Focus on Current Critical Issues
Now more than ever the wellbeing of our students is emerging around the critical topics of racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Walking hand in hand with these important issues are the need to address Social and Emotional Learning skills across the curriculum. With this need in mind this fall’s webinars will provide information and support on these critical issues.
Race, Equity, and Inclusion in Musical Theatre Education
September 28, 7:30 p.m. Eastern time
Learn more about ways to address diversity, equity and inclusion within your musical theatre program with Professor Rufus Bonds from Syracuse University.
Color Conscious Casting
October 15, 7:30 p.m. Eastern time
Lindsay Kujawa from Re: Theatre leads this webinar exploring color conscious casting in educational settings.
SEL & Theatre Education Toolkit
November 12, 7:30 p.m. Eastern time
Pennsylvania Arts and Humanities Consultant O. David Deitz shares the newly published social and emotional learning toolkit filled with easy to understand strategies specific to theatre education.
It goes without saying that I am here for you. If you are seeking a particular resource or support, I will do my best to find it. Please feel free to reach out by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 513-713-5895. Stay well and stay strong – together we will make it through.
Cory Wilkerson, Education Manager