SPARK visits the ensemble of the Traveling Jewish Theatre in a bold and moving play about the Middle East conflict called Blood Relative. This Educator Guide addresses collaborative theatre, political theatre, and the history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
This collection uses primary sources to explore the golden age of musical theatre on Broadway. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.
Students will create and perform scenes using tableaux in order to further understand acting techniques, physical techniques, character development, and theatrical direction.
Students will understand that information passes from generation to generation through the ancient tradition of storytelling. Students will recognize that puppetry is a visual expression of storytelling used by many cultures for entertainment, community gatherings, to convey information and to encourage understanding and/or empathy. Students will create a shadow puppet and perform a short puppet show based on a folk tale, tall tale, or poem.
SPARK follows Teatro Visin de San Jose, a Latino community theatre organizations in San Jose, California as they mount a new theatre work called Conjunto. This Educator Guide offers activities related to Latino/Chicano Theatre, the internment of the Japanese, and theatre.
This resource demonstrates the 2020 Theatre Arts Standards of Learning for elementary students in a chart format that shows the progression of the standards from grades kindergarten through fifth.
This resource demonstrates the 2020 Theatre Arts Standards of Learning for high school in a chart format that shows the progression of the standards from grades nine through twelve.
This resource demonstrates the 2020 Theatre Arts Standards of Learning for middle school in a chart format that shows the progression of the standards from grades six through eight.
The attached infographic resource document descibes ways to engage English Learners in theatre arts classrooms by making learning visible, supporting the language of theatre arts, connecting learning to students' backgrounds and skills, using cooperative learning structures and strategies, and reducing cognitive load and allowing processing time.
SPARK follows Joe Goode as he and the dancers of the Joe Goode Performance Group develop, rehearse, and perform a dance theatre work called Folk. This Educator Guide addresses the history and form of dance-theatre as an artistic genre.
This webinar and presentation is a previously recorded session, Digital Learning with eMediaVA presented by Lindsey Horner.Webinar Description: This webinar presents information about media and educational resources from WHRO Public Media for fine arts educators. Lyndsay Horner, Manager of eMediaVA will led the one-hour session in July 2020. The session includes how to access eMediaVA and how to find resources to support student learning in fine arts areas of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.
This webinar will explore the digital resources of the Library of the Congress for fine arts instruction. Engagement with primary source images, objects and documents can spark critical thinking, deeper learning and interdisciplinary connections for students. Join Sherry Levitt and Cynthia Szwajkowski from Teaching with Primary Sources, Virginia (TPSVA) for a lively, interactive exploration of the Library's rich, digital collections for in-person and virtual instruction. As a demonstration, special guest Carolyn Bennett, former Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence, will model an activity using WPA Posters.
Educational resources provided by Virginia's history and cultural museums offer educators the opportunity to form deep classroom connections to Virginia history and culture.
Participants will learn how to use #GoOpenVA to locate arts-based lessons (many of which are also cross-curricular). All such lessons are openly-licensed so they can be adapted to your own students and purposes. Additionally, #GoOpenVA provides a community space for teachers to connect with each other in these challenging times, when everyone is learning how to approach teaching in new ways.
Participants will gain resources and strategies focused on how the fundamentals of theatre can connect students to their learning, their peers, and themselves. Participants will understand how this connection creates a relevance and rigor that gives their students the skills necessary for success in and out of the classroom. Participants will also understand the role the state standards can play in creating these connections—specifically regarding the Five Cs.
This webinar presents an overview of the 2020 Theatre Arts Standards of Learning that were adopted by the Virginia Board of Education on May 7, 2020.
This webinar and presentation is a previously recorded session, Overview of the Creative Learning Process with Kid Pan Alley.Webinar Description: In this overview of creative learning processes, we will provide teachers with a variety of tools and strategies that they can implement within their classrooms.
The webinar covers practical strategies and specific considerations for fine arts programs related to virtual instruction.
This webinar and presentation is a previously recorded session, Resources from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.Webinar Description: Join VMFA educators to learn about the new opportunities, resources, and supportive measures developed by Museum staff members in response to the challenges faced by teachers, students, and parents for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn about the major exhibition Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities, and find out about fall opportunities for online Professional Development, distance and digital learning options, remote access to VMFA’s encyclopedic collection, and more.
Artist habits of mind help students reflect on their work by considering learning as a process. These frameworks make thinking visible and, with consistent and pervasive use, develop habitual cultures of thinking in the classroom. Artist habits of mind help students reflect on their creative work by considering learning in the arts as a multilayered process.