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Thursday, October 12
 

8:45am PDT

Theatre Educators: Brainstorm, share ideas and make new collegial contacts
Spend some time today talking and networking with fellow theatre teachers.  Learn what is on the horizon for SDTEA this year. Brainstorm, share ideas and make new collegial contacts.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Garcia

Patrick Garcia

theater arts teacher, San Diego Unified School District
Theatre (SDTEA)


Thursday October 12, 2017 8:45am - 10:00am PDT
Fleet Science Center Grayson Lecture Hall 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am PDT

Verbatim in the Classroom
In this session you will learn the steps to create a piece of Verbatim theatre with your students. This verbatim theatre project uses a student-centered consensus building model to create a new work of documentary performance. The program was piloted during the 2015-16 academic year in collaboration with the Blindspot Collective and saw Advanced Drama students at Canyon Crest Academy develop an original performance exploring adolescent mental illness. Students selected the topic themselves, developed inquiry questions, and interviewed various community members including peers, family members, social workers, therapists, and even a mother who lost a son to suicide the previous year. Those interviews were then transcribed, curated, and collated to create a script that might raise awareness of this sensitive and timely issues.

Speakers
avatar for Jeannine Marquie

Jeannine Marquie

Envision Theatre Arts Coordinator, Canyon Crest Academy
Jeannine Marquie is the Coordinator of Canyon Crest Academy’s award winning Envision Theater arts program in San Diego, California where she teaches, directs and coordinates four productions a year and runs the Theatre Arts Conservatory. She has been an arts educator for 20 years... Read More →
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Blake McCarty

Teaching Artist, The Old Globe
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Blake chose to pursue a degree in film production because it combined the things he loved as a kid – acting, music, choreography, and visual storytelling. College taught Blake that the only thing he loved more than storytelling was COLLABORATION... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Fleet Science Center Grayson Lecture Hall 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am PDT

Why Puppetry?
An enticing introduction to the power of using puppetry in the classroom to enrich the curriculum, excite student participation and deepen learning. Includes demos, hands-on experiences and handouts.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Jennings

Lynne Jennings

Executive Director, San Diego Guild of Puppetry
Lynne has 40+ years experience in puppetry: as a designer, builder, teaching artist, writer, consultant, presenter, performer, festival director and board member of several national puppetry organizations. She is the executive director of the San Diego Guild of Puppetry, has taught... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Hall of Nations

11:30am PDT

Cultivating Social-Emotional Growth Through Performing Arts
We all desire to prepare a more engaged, mindful and reflective student who requires infrequent behavior management, is a confident risk-taker, and can harness the clarity to make good decisions, right? Where is this dream-model student? In your class, of course! Through the use of social-emotional learning strategies like self-awareness, responsible decision making, relationship skills, social awareness, and self-management within performing arts curricula, we can help students maximize their time in school, reach their potential, and learn a lot about our own power in the process.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly King

Kimberly King

managing director, dramaturg, Teenage Youth Performing Arts Theatre Company-TYPA
Kimberly King is a teacher in the elementary setting for the South Bay Union school District. She has taught for over 20 years, 10 of them in the Visual and Performing Arts department as Music Director and Drama Instructor. Ms. King holds a B.A in Music Humanities from UCSD, and a... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Museum of Man Ed Center 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am PDT

Don't Copy, Create!! Improve your directing POV.
Are you overburdened with trying to match the glamor, glitz and spectacle of Disney or Broadway on a Public School budget? Do you feel the need to "liberally borrow" or copy staging from Professional production bootleg videos to keep your audiences happy? Free yourself from those burdens by getting to the meat of the story that needs to be told. Innovate and reinvigorate your directing and get back to the basics of the plot.


Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Giard

Kirsten Giard

Theatre Teacher, Grossmont Union High School District
avatar for Marjorie Treger

Marjorie Treger

Theatre Resource Teacher, SDUSD VAPA Office
Marjorie Mae Treger is the Theatre Resource Teacher for San Diego Unified School District where she supports all theatre specialists K-12 as well as anyone interested in including theatre in their classroom.  She also works closely with local theatre companies to develop meaningful... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
San Diego History Center Thornton Theatre 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite #3

11:30am PDT

Empower Your Curriculum with Improv
Improvisation is a key component of any theatre program and is a huge benefit to language and communication skills. This session will take educators through many of the skills necessary to help add an improvisational component to their curriculum. Through a series of specific exercises and simple techniques, you will learn how to jump start a program in improvisation, and gain an understanding into the key concepts of a successful improvised scene. Taught by National Comedy Theatre Artistic Director, Gary Kramer, this fun and interactive session will be both educational and entertaining and will spark ideas to bring to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Kramer

Gary Kramer

Big Cheese, National Comedy Theatre
Gary Kramer is currently the Artistic Director of the National Comedy Theatre, which is located in San Diego and Phoenix. As the founding member of NCT, Gary has directed over 6000 performances throughout the 20 year run of the show in San Diego. The National Comedy Theatre is currently... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Hall of Nations

11:30am PDT

Musicals with Elementary Students: A Teacher's Start to Finish Guide
Whether you've been asked to put on a production at your elementary school for the first time or just need some new ideas, this session will cover the audition process to striking the set and everything in between! We are teachers at a fine arts elementary school who will share practical, "tried and true" methods and resources to help you put on an impressive production at your school.

Speakers
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Valerie Barnes

Teacher, Cajon Valley Union School District
Elementary Multi Subject Teacher
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Brittany Lindsay

Teacher, Cajon Valley Union School District
Elementary Multi Subject Teacher
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Stacey Perkins

Teacher, Cajon Valley Union School District
Elementary Multi Subject Teacher


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Fleet Science Center Grayson Lecture Hall 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm PDT

Confessions of a Theatre Critic:  Interpreting the World Through Theatre
To be a theatre critic means that you have to go to the theatre, or any arts event wearing multiple hats. There is the constructive criticism and analysis, the theatre fan, and it requires an awareness of what the audience around you is experiencing. All of this has to be articulated when assessing and writing your review which can make this process seem a bit daunting! Yet these same traits are useful beyond the seat in the theatre as well. Creative and critical thinking help promote problem solving, encouraging multiple perspectives, and the ability to articulate on these with others in all walks of life. This will cover how the aspects of a life lived in theatre, and then moved into critiquing theatre; can develop transferable skills to help others grow in their future pursuits in education, business, and life. You will leave knowing how to make a theatre review assignment really relevant and meaningful to your students

Speakers
avatar for ErinMarie Reiter

ErinMarie Reiter

Regional Editor, Broadwayworld San Diego
ErinMarie Reiter is a San Diego native and has been involved in  theatre since she was young. Currently, she is a writer and Regional Editor for  Broadwayworld.com. Having studied musical and children’s theatre in college, ErinMarie is especially supportive of having arts in education... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Fleet Science Center Grayson Lecture Hall 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm PDT

Ready, Set, Read! The Power of Reader's Theater
Did you know that Reader's Theater aligns with over 50 Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy? In fact, Reader's Theater can be used for all subjects and at all grades and reading levels. Reader's Theater is engaging, fun, and doesn't require memorization! When students are engaged in and enjoy what they are reading, they experience effective literacy development, they establish a strong foundation for future academic and vocational success, and they become lifelong lovers of reading! In this highly interactive session, attendees will explore and participate in Reader's Theater, telling stories and relating information in subjects such as science, math, and physical education as well as in English language arts and social studies. Great for teachers and teaching artists!

Speakers
avatar for Angie (Evangeline) Bitsko

Angie (Evangeline) Bitsko

Learning Through the Arts (LTA) Program Manager, Arts For Learning San Diego
As A4LSD’s Learning Through the Arts Program Manager, Angie oversees the San Diego Unified School District Learning Through the Arts (LTA) (Title I) Program initiative and serves as the liaison between multiple school site administrators and staff and the administrators and teaching... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Casa del Prado Room 102 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm PDT

Zombie Bite make up
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a fun and easy way to do a special effect make up in your classroom

Speakers
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Mr. Stacey Allen

Theatre Arts Teacher, La Jolla High School
Theatre Arts teacher in San Diego for the past twenty years. Special effects make up presenter at the CETA Conference each year in Fullerton CA.


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
The San Diego Museum of Art Classroom