DPS Dance and Theatre PD 2017-2018

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Critical Response Process

8/29/17     4:30p-6:30p  Acoma Campus Room 113

This workshop will cover Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process. A feedback process that:

  • Is easy for all students to engage in
  • Is effective feedback for artistic and subjective content areas
  • Places the ownership of next steps on the artist(student)

Removes discomfort and conflict in students critically responding

Rigor in the Kinesthetic Classroom

10/12/17 4:30-6pm  Thomas Jefferson High School Room 4

Participants will walk away with an understanding of movement based instructional strategies to increase academic rigor in dance, theatre arts and PE.   Session open to building Team Leads.

Dance Instruction for the PE Teacher

11/15/17  4:30 - 6:30  Acoma Campus Room 113

Strategies and methods for dance instruction from the PE content lens to meet both PE and Dance standards alignment

Shakespeare Festival Boot Camp

11/16/17 5:30 - 6:45  DCPA Newman Center Studio 9  

1/18/18 5:30 - 6:45  DCPA Newman Center Studio 9    

Denver Center teaching artist and Shakespeare Coordinator Andre’ Rodriguez breaks down the logistics of the DPS Shakespeare Festival from a teacher's perspective of planning and implementing a rigorous and engaging experience for students.   Participants choose section 1 or 2, same content for each

Whole Child Mindfulness Activities in Dance

2/28/18   6:15-8:15pm  Colorado Ballet

Colorado Ballet will engage teachers in activities and strategies to for dance (and all) classrooms that will allow each school to explore whole child initiatives.  

Devising New Work to Reflect Relevancy

2/9/18   6:30-9:30p  Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO 80204

Engage with the ever changing world around us by developing new material alongside Curious Theatre Company’s production of Detroit 67’.  

Audio Mixing for the Dance Classroom

2/20/18  4:30-6:30  Acoma Campus Room 216

Learn to cut and mix music with Audacity! Audacity is a free software for Windows and Mac. Joe will walk you through his step-by-step Audacity guide, so that you can teach your students to cut and mix early.

Teal Day Offerings 8/15/17

Vocal Health & Technique

Jeffrey Parker

Tuesday  8/15 @ 10:40 - 11:55 am

Educators will gain an effective understanding of voice and vocal health, causes of stress and vocal fatigue, as well as actionable strategies they can use to prevent vocal fatigue and speed up recovery for individual use and to implement in the classroom for student performance.  

Critical Response Process

Beau Augustin

Tuesday  8/15 @ 10:40 - 11:55 am or 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Critical Response Process (CRP) is a widely-recognized feedback process that nurtures the development of artistic (or any) works-in-progress through a four-step, facilitated dialogue between creators, peers, and responders shifting ownership of the feedback to the creator of the work.

Relevance in Dance Education

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Tuesday  8/15 @ 10:40 - 11:55 am

New Dance Theatre/Cleo Parker Robinson Dance will engage teachers through reflecting on their own artistry connected to current social dialogue and community based issues to create relevant work for students.

Empathy Through Improv

Meridith Gurndei

Tuesday  8/15 @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Meridith Grundei of Second City and Playback Theatre West lends her lens of guiding interactive audiences and performers through challenging themes. Focusing on physical improvisation and story-telling as a tool for building community, empathy, vulnerability and risk (hard questions, curiosity etc.) to set up arts classrooms as a safe space, enhance day-to-day connections, and peer interactions.

Avenues of Student Curiosity

Dee Covington

Tuesday  8/15 @ 10:40 - 11:55 am

Curious Theatre Company's Education Director Dee Covington will guide teachers through an experiential workshop that engages three avenues of student creation (reading, writing and movement based improv) to empower student voice within creating new works that are uniquely relevant to each classroom dynamic. 

Tech: Sound 101

Stuart Barr

Tuesday  8/15 @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Denver Center’s Education Technical Director Stuart Barr guides educators on protocols to implement maintaining sound equipment that will save time, money, and effort. Setting student designers up for success so that future designs can become more intentional and elaborate instead of getting stuck on issues that could be easily solved.  

Theater of the Oppressed

Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski,

Tuesday  8/15 @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Theater of the Oppressed provides an arsenal of theater techniques and games for teachers and students to explore collective struggles, analyze their history and present circumstances, and then experiment with inventing a new future together through theater. This workshop is designed for teachers to motivate students, restore true dialogue, build an ensemble dynamic that is safe and supportive.  

Teal Day Offerings 10/26/17

Classroom Pedagogy: Working Smarter, Not Harder

Patrick Elkins- Zeglarski

Denver Center

Thursday 10/26 @ 10:40 - 11:55 am

Unlock tips and tricks from a seasoned veterans lens of the things you wished you knew 5, 10, 15 years ago. Denver Center teaching artist Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski lends his experience to the discovery allowing students and the content to do all the heavy lifting in the drama and theatre arts classroom.

Critical Response Process

Beau Augustin

Arts and PE

Thursday 10/26 @ 10:40 - 11:55 am

Critical Response Process (CRP) is a widely-recognized feedback process that nurtures the development of artistic (or any) works-in-progress through a four-step, facilitated dialogue between creators, peers, and responders shifting ownership of the feedback to the creator of the work.

Leading Your Building Through Dance Integration Strategies    

Danny Ryan

Colorado Conservatory of Dance

Thursday 10/26 @ 10:40 - 11:55 am

Teachers will explore how knowledge of dance can make a lasting impact no matter the classroom setting throughout our schools. Through kinesthetic teaching, participants will bridge connections in bolstering student confidence, student engagement, and academic connections to maximize student retention.

Tech Hacks and The Efficient Scene Shop

Stuart Barr

Denver Center

Thursday 10/26 @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Storage, money, and time are always at a premium in the scene shop, while the expectations placed on stagecraft seem to get higher with each passing production. Participants will engage in a tutorial with scene shop renaissance man Stuart Barr to unlock and level up their stagecraft mastery.

Advancing Programs Through Student Opportunities & Expectations

Andre’ Rodriguez

Denver Center

Thursday 10/26 @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Participants will explore the endless possibilities of how an efficient, intentional, and student centered theatre arts program can become the ultimate asset in shaping a school's culture to become both indispensable and continually growing. Denver Center teaching artist Andre’ Rodriguez will guide participants through proven strategies and innovate via participant's individual circumstances to create structures that will bolster DPS theatre arts programs for years to come.  

Audio Engineering

Joseph DeMers

South High School

Thursday 10/26 @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Learn to cut and mix music with Audacity! Audacity is a free software for Windows and Mac. Joe will walk you through his step-by-step Audacity guide, so that you can teach your students to cut and mix early.

Teal Day Offerings 2/2/18

Theatre for Social Change

Andre’ Rodriguez

Denver Center

Friday 2/2 @ 10:40 - 11:55 am

According to the EdTA list of most produced plays and musicals, there is a lack of diverse material being produced and performed by young people in the US. Explore how theatre educators can be advocates to provide diverse representation on stage through thoughtfully considering practical, philosophical, and pedagogical elements at play. This workshops also asks participants to consider what supports should we have in place,  what plays and musicals have been successful with this goal, and  how can we “rise up” as a community and advocate for racial equality through our art?

Vocal and Physical Choices

Justin Walvoord

Denver Center

Friday 2/2 @ 10:40 - 11:55 am

This workshop will give teachers tools to help young actors project their voices, speak the text clearly and use their bodies to make bold character choices.

Jazz / Hip Hop

Paige Farlow

NCAS High SChool

Friday 2/2 @ 10:40 - 11:55 am

Dance Regional Team Specialist Paige Farlow takes participants on a journey through jazz and hip hop instruction that invites participants to engage their own curiosity in unlocking elements of these genres within a spectrum of classroom and studio environments.  

Costuming on a Dime or Less

Rachael Taylor

Denver Center

Friday 2/2 @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Denver Center Teaching Artist Rachel Taylor shows you how you can costume your entire ensemble for the Shakespeare Festival on a next to nothing budget. This hands on workshop will guide you through how to make your own costumes that fit and work for your ensemble.

Adapting to the Needs of All Students

Regan Linton

PHAMALY

Friday 2/2 @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm

PHAMALY Theatre Company’s Artistic Director and Acting Executive Director Regan Linton engages teachers in a meaning dialogue around creating the stage as an inclusive space for all students.  Participants will explore a common conversation around students disabilities to actively reframe it as collaboratively discovering what students CAN do, and how our ensembles can empower all members of every community.  

Modern / Tap

Dayna Makai

NCAS Middle School

Elizabeth Brennan

East High School

Friday 2/2 @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Dance experts Dayna Makai and Elizabeth Brennan tag team both modern and tap instruction to explore the implications and advantages of working through these genres with students from K to 12.