"Action!": Using Theater Techniques to Engage Students in Literacy Work

Onstage, success isn’t measured by test scores. It’s about stirring the audience’s hearts, transforming into someone new, collaborating behind the scenes to make the whole show possible. When we introduce theater techniques into our classrooms, we can help students challenge their notions of what they are capable of achieving. At the same time, we can help them strengthen their literacy skills and develop social and emotional competencies. In this session, get hands-on experience with a variety of theater activities while thinking through how you might use these strategies to engage your students. 

(This workshop can be adapted for student participants.)