Supercharge Your Classroom with Improvisation
This highly energetic workshop provides educators with the tools necessary to provide an engaging, invigorating classroom atmosphere.
When asked to improvise people often get a terrified expression and say, "I can't do that!" However, when we think about it, we improvise daily.
In this workshop, teachers are engaged and asked to participate so they can become confident and comfortable guiding students with improvisational structures. Exercises include improvisational activities that are targeted for grade K-12. Participants work on their feet, in small groups, on teams, and in demonstrations. Creative risks are encouraged and taken in a safe and structured environment.
Research shows that content plus emotion increases retention, and muscle memory that is gained through bodily-kinesthetic learning enriches the application of knowledge.
Teachers will leave with confidence and a menu of improvisational structures they can implement in their classrooms the next day.
Stephanie McCullough, PsyD
Steph "Doc" McCullough is the Program Director of Wavelength. She began her improvisational career in the Touring Company at Second City while simultaneously completing her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. She has been a full-time teacher with The Second City since 2002, has taught improv to groups of adults and students in nearly every state. Stephanie founded a nfp theater comedy dedicated to musical improv and is also the founder of the national conference "Yes And" Mental Health, in Chicago.
AUDIENCE: Keynote — 50-500
Workshop — max. 65
RUNNING TIME: Keynote: 60-90 min.
Workshops — from 60 min. to half and full day training sessions.
SETUP NEEDS: Open space, chairs for each participant, no tables.
Create a Memorable Day of Professional Learning
Combine keynotes with interactive, hands-on workshops to reach staff goals. A sample training schedule:
8:30-9:30 Opening Keynote
9:45-10:45 1-3 concurrent breakouts
11:00- Noon Repeat breakouts
1:00-2:00 Repeat breakouts
2:00-3:00 Closing keynote
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