Educational Theater and Core Curriculum and Special Education

IAUSP - Internet Acceptable Use

Acadmics and Credentials:
I have recently completed a degree in education and special education grades one through six.  I am certified in theatre education K - 12, Career and Technical Education - Performing Arts.


Spring 2020 - Acceptance to Applied Shakespeare Graduate Certificate Program
I have be working towards goals on Shakespeare in Schools and Community spaces and when I found Applied Shakespeare program I looked and read about it and not only does it work with teachers and artists and people who love Shakespeare on goals that are in alignment with interpreting and performing and teaching the works of Shakespeare in schools and community spaces, which is what I have been working towards, it is also online, which is so convenient for continuing my life here at home. Here is the email that I was sent.  First online class is Friday 1/17/2020.


Spring 2019 - Volunteer Teaching with Citizen Schools - Romeo and Juliet

The class of Spring 2019 shared the chorus speech, at the beginning of Romeo and Juliet and there was one student who performed Juliet's balcony monologue.  We worked tirelessly for 10 sessions and had a week of additional rehearsal before performing our scenes for parents and students.  Thank you Citizen schools for giving your students Shakespeare!

















Lesson 1 I am teaching at a school where there is a lot of support for students who are working with Shakespeare for the first time.  We are now going into our third week of class and are working on the Prologue from Romeo and Juliet.  Last week students read through the Prologue and we made a list of words that students would like to know more about.  This week I am bringing in first letters from each of the words and we will work on entrenching students with the sounds of the letters and words for expressive sounds.




Spring 2019 - Assistant Teacher Position

The school where I am an assistant teacher is a school for children living with autism.  I am assigned mostly to a classroom for students age 9 to 12.  The teacher who I work for when asked allowed me to test a read - aloud of an over view of Midsummer Nights Dream along with an activity on one of Pucks speech about transforming into animals and fire.  I wrote the lessons based on the book Shakespeare's Heartbeat by Kelly Hunter.  Currently I am planning to give two more lessons in practicing the activity of transforming to animals.  Students who are verbal will speak the line along with the movement and students who are non-verbal will be prompted to do a selected movement with assistance from a teaching assistant.

Fall 2018

    Shakespeare after school continues through Citizen Schools implementing Shakespeare in 10 afternoons leading to presenting a scene along with other after school presenters.  Our class worked with the Citizen Schools teacher to focus students on the plot of Midsummer Nights Dream, then we worked through the text of the scene with the teens in the woods and students created thier own scene using thier own words.  This week we share the scene, that was recorded and we will talk about how students came up with ideas from what is in Shakespeare's play and how he places the scene to thier own version.
       Spring 2018

    A scene from 'Midsummer Nights Dream' was presented along with after school activities, and afterwards we had presentations.  Thank you to Citizen Schools for our Shakespeare class and I will look forward to teaching in the fall through Citizen Schools.
    
       Fall 2017

    Student Teaching: Letter Pillows for Teaching Vocabulary from Midsummer Nights Dream Grades 1 through 3

    Long Term Teaching Assignment in Teaching High School
    
      This spring semester I am teaching a long term assignment high school and would like to share a little about the great experience that I have had.  First - Here is the space.  It's a very mobile stage and I chose to put the rake in front of the platform so that I could teach a little theater history in preparation for Midsummer Nights Dream. 






















Spring 2017 Teaching Apprenticeship with Citizen Schools

I have just completed a co - teaching along with a Citizen Schools fellow a teaching apprenticeship on teaching Shakespeare for 6th grade students and the 21st Century skill that is the focus is Oral Communication through the spring with focus on Shakespeare Acting, which Citizen Schools named "Shakespeare in Brooklyn".  Along with studying Shakespeare, Midsummer Nights Dream and the scene "Pyramus and Thisbe".


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Thank you to Garden School for an enriching summer.  Here are some of the set pieces and props that we used

Twelfth Night Boat

Props an Fairie Wings for Midsummer Nights Dream