Creative Drama in the Classroom for Early Grades

Creative Drama in the Early Grades will be a combination of lecture, demonstration, and participation.  Activities will include incorporating drama into the curriculum (storybuilding/sequence/socials/math and science), as well as for developing self-esteem and confidencce.  Also, just for fun for that extra time in your classroom!

No written materials will be sent out ahead of time; however, a detailed outline will be included in the workshop.  The intention is to get "your juices flowing" with immediate activities to use, as well as a progressive plan reinforcing your lessons and taking them to a further level.

Target Audience

Primary

To Bring/Important Notes

Wear comfortable clothing to move around in; optional floor sitting.

Sessions

10:50 AM - 12:20 PM

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Presenter

  • Surrey Youth Theatre Company (SYTCO)
    Susan Pendleton

    Susan Pendleton received her Master of Arts degree in Educational Theatre from New York University, including two summer studies in England.

    She also earned her Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance from The University of Memphis, and played in a number of professional orchestras in the States and Canada.

    Susan founded the Surrey Youth Theatre Company and continues to run and direct it, now in its 24th season.  SYTCO is a not for profit Company for auditioned young actors and has presented more than 60 productions.

    2022 will be Susan's 7th STA Conference presenting Creative Drama and Theatre Workshops, as well she has led workshops for Langley schools and BC Provincial Teacher conferences.  While in Saskatoon she developed a Creative Drama curriculum for the schools; and was head of the theatre department and instrumental music department at a junior/senior high school in Tennessee.