Title

Moving Theatre Back to the Middle: Infusing Literacy and Theatre Arts

Date

5-26-2016 6:00 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 7:00 PM

Location

ED 217

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Alicia Wenzel

Session Chair

Melanie Landon-Hayes

Session Title

Teacher Education Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Melanie Landon-Hays

Abstract

Research has long shown involvement in the arts benefits students from all backgrounds, especially minority and poverty students. So how can theatre educators move their subject from the margins to the middle? The infusion of literacy and theatre arts has long existed, but theatre educators need to place emphasis and focus on teaching literacy purposefully in their curriculum. Especially digital literacy. As our global economy moves towards a more digital savvy age, we must prepare the youth of today to be competitive. By incorporating digital literacy into theatre, educators move their subject back to the middle.

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May 26th, 6:00 PM May 26th, 7:00 PM

Moving Theatre Back to the Middle: Infusing Literacy and Theatre Arts

ED 217

Research has long shown involvement in the arts benefits students from all backgrounds, especially minority and poverty students. So how can theatre educators move their subject from the margins to the middle? The infusion of literacy and theatre arts has long existed, but theatre educators need to place emphasis and focus on teaching literacy purposefully in their curriculum. Especially digital literacy. As our global economy moves towards a more digital savvy age, we must prepare the youth of today to be competitive. By incorporating digital literacy into theatre, educators move their subject back to the middle.