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Continuing Education

Drama and Movement in Education

Date: June 29 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location: South Chapel

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    Jennifer Fenniman, M.A.T.

South Chapel

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.

The focus will be on process drama rather than performance skills for the sake of inclusion and multi-modal understanding.

Discussions will center around cultural and linguistic awareness and how movement and drama can be used to enhance group cohesion, as vehicles for instruction, and as additional forms of assessment.

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.

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Jennifer Fenniman, M.A.T.

Noncredit/CEU: 3 hours, $30

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  • To ensure your place and to avoid cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, please register no later than two weeks before your course or workshop is scheduled to begin. 

About the Instructor

Jennifer Fenniman 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.

Jennifer 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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