Drama and Movement in Education
Date: November 20 2012 5:00pm - 8:00pm
This workshop has been cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
This introductory, experiential workshop gives concrete examples of how to use drama and movement in the classroom for community building, problem-solving, and standards-based instruction.
Participants will learn a series of movement and classroom drama activities designed for in-service K-12 teachers and be given time to debrief and collaborate with colleagues, and go away with tools for integrating these activities with current best practices and content objectives. No prior movement or drama experience necessary.
Instructor: Jennifer Fenniman, M.A.T.
About the Instructor
Jennifer Fenniman, M.A.T. ‘07 is an arts educator and bilingual teacher of fourth and fifth graders at El Puente Bilingual School and an adjunct instructor at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. She specializes in community building, curricular instruction and language acquisition through movement and creative dramatics. After focusing on theater arts and dance, education and Latin American studies at Sarah Lawrence College, she spent six years traveling and working as a designer, director, teacher, and performer throughout Columbia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile.
Since moving to Oregon her work has focused on encouraging young people to cultivate literacy, communication, teamwork, empathy, and creativity through the dramatic arts in both English and Spanish. She has designed and facilitated theater skills and curriculum tie-in workshops, and directed and choreographed musical productions for Portland, Beaverton and Parkrose school districts. She holds an M.A.T. from Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.
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