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Professional Development
 

for EDUCATORS

At StoryBook Theatre we value all of the work that Arts and Non-arts Educators do in our community, which is why we have created our PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for EDUCATORS programs to support all of the great work that they do. 

Whether you're a teacher who is all of a sudden putting on your school play and you need help figuring out where to start or you're a seasoned educator looking to spice up your lesson plans, we're here to support you! 

Educator Programming

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR: 
 

Aliza Sarian

Aliza Sarian was a theatre arts teacher for 15 years at a public middle school in New York City. Her curriculum focused on storytelling, character development, ensemble-building, physical theatre, devising, and playwriting. She has facilitated professional development and new teacher-training with the Calgary Catholic School District, the New York City Department of Education, NYU, among others. She’s performed with New York University’s New Plays for Young Audiences series and worked as an actor, playwright, and dramaturg for The Bechdel Group. She currently resides in Calgary with her husband and two dogs, Olive & Pickle, and can be seen onstage this season with SBT in Peter and the Star Catcher.  www.alizasarian.com

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So You're a Drama Teacher Now? 
Zoom Workshop

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DATES:

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

CLASS TIME:

4:30pm to 6:00pm MST 

via ZOOM

PROGRAM PRICING:

$40 per person

REGISTER BEFORE JANUARY 1 AND GET OUR EARLY BIRD PRICE OF $25

GRADE:

K-12 Educators

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Have you been assigned a drama class and are trying to figure out what to do? Do you want to incorporate the arts more into your curriculum or get ideas for your next school production? 

Join us for this 90min ZOOM workshop to get help with all of those things and more! 

The first portion of this 90min course will cover arts integration in the classroom, introducing creative and effective ways for your students to engage with core curriculum through the arts. 

The second portion of this course will cover basics of putting on a school production to help get you going and give you ideas for your next school play or musical! 

Zoom Workshop

PD DAY WORKSHOPS

Join us on your next PD Day to learn new skills to bring back to your students!

 

PD Day Workshops are designed to be condensed, practical workshops where teachers can connect with a Professional Learning Community and learn new and innovative skills. 

FRIDAY

OCTOBER 28

SO YOU'RE TEACHING DRAMA NOW?

Instructor: Aliza Sarian

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CLASS TIME:

9am to 12pm

 

PROGRAM PRICING:

$60 per participant

GRADE & CLASS SIZE:

K-9 Educators

Max 15 participants (Minimum 5 participants needed)

Have you been assigned a drama class and are trying to figure out what to do? Do you want to incorporate the arts more into your curriculum or get ideas for your next school production? This course will help you with all of those things and more! 

The first 90min of this course will cover arts integration in the classroom, introducing creative and effective ways for your students to engage with core curriculum through the arts. 

The second 90min of this course will cover basics of putting on a school production to help get you going and give you ideas for your next school play or musical! 

FRIDAY

FEBRUARY 3

THEATRE TECH WITHOUT A THEATRE

Instructor: Aliza Sarian

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CLASS TIME:

9am to 12pm

 

PROGRAM PRICING:

$60 per participant

GRADE & CLASS SIZE:

K-12 Educators

Max 15 participants

(Minimum 5 participants needed)

Creating production value without a full theatre set up can be a challenge! Let us help you use what you have to level-up your school productions within your budget. 

This workshop will cover basics in lighting, sound, costumes, and more to give you tools to bring more life to your next school show. 

 

You'll leave with more tech tools in your teaching toolbox, and your students will love what you bring back, too! 
 

MONDAY

MAY 29

ARTS ASSESSMENT IN THE CLASSROOM

Instructor: Aliza Sarian

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CLASS TIME:

9am to 12pm

 

PROGRAM PRICING:

$60 per participant

GRADE & CLASS SIZE:

K-12 Educators

Max 15 participants

(Minimum 5 participants needed)

Are you and your students bored of writing and grading tests and looking for more creative ways to assess your students' learning?

 

The arts can be a great assessment tool in the classroom! Let us show you how. 

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to varying ways of assessing learning through activities such as drama games, music, and other arts activities in order to gauge student retention and skill development in the classroom. 

 

PD Day Workshops
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