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One of the challenges of teaching any kind of Stagecraft course is simply introducing students to the various workspaces and activities that techies use. This four-day lesson provides orientation activities in four main stagecraft areas: 1. The
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Managing and training techies in a drama program can be a challenge! I created these certifications for my students at Sky View High School. I address many of these things directly in my stagecraft classes, but some skills and knowledge are built by
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Welcome to the world of Stagecraft and Sound Design! In this assignment, students read a short play and then find and create sound effects and music for it. They then orally present their sound design to the class. This assignment is perfect for
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This assignment has been so fun to use in my literature and drama classes! Students love it. After reading _The Crucible_, students take on the role of a theatre artist--either a costume designer, scenic designer, actor, or dramaturg. They then
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This assignment has been so fun to use in my literature and drama classes! Students love it. After reading _Our Town_, students take on the role of a theatre artist--either a costume designer, scenic designer, actor, or dramaturg. They then work
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This assignment has been so fun to use in my literature and drama classes! Students love it. After reading _Macbeth_, students take on the role of a theatre artist--either a costume designer, scenic designer, actor, or dramaturg. They then work
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This lesson helps students explore what it means to be civilized. I often use this as an early lesson in my classes so we can explore, as a class, our own classroom rules. The worksheet is double sided, requires writing full sentences and a
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SAVE OUR MICROPHONES! In a theatre production, most microphone problems are caused by actor error in taping and wearing their wireless, bodypack mics. This two-sided handout instructs actors as to how they should tape and wear their mics.
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This assignment has been so fun to use in my literature and drama classes! Students love it. After reading _A Midsummer Night's Dream_, students take on the role of a theatre artist--either a costume designer, scenic designer, actor, or dramaturg.
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This is Shakespeare's original script, edited so the performance time falls within 90 minutes. Only the more obscure and esoteric passages have been removed. It has also been edited to add several fairy characters to the show. This script is
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Working with student groups can be challenging. I use a 75%/25% structure in which the individual grade is worth 75% and the group grade 25% of a project's final grade. This form helps me in my final evaluation of group members. It requires group
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Save the world! Start a Solutionary Congress at Your School! You can help students make a real impact in your community and beyond, starting immediately. A Solutionary Congress is an event you organize in your school or district, with Solutionary
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In this delectable little booklet are writing prompts, formatted several to a page, with blank boxes for writing them. My students love them, and there are enough interesting ones for each student in your middle to high school classroom. I do these
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching all grade levels for over 20 years, most recently focusing on high school teaching. I have been associated with the Opera by Children program at the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre as well as Unicorn Children's Theatre and Utah State University. Most recently, I have been teaching at Sky View High School, in Smithfield, Utah and Brigham Young University-Idaho.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Learning should be fun and natural! I try to present materials in a fun, concise way, then get out of the way so student can enjoy themselves while creating connections with each other and constructing knowledge. I like games, challenges and activities that foster creativity.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

-Advisor of the Year, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Utah State University -Recognized: Curriculum Design for Theatre Education, as among the top 3 in the U.S., by Association for Theatre in Higher Education Task Force on Education Reform. 1998 -Recipient: Joe E. Whitesides Scholar/Athlete Teaching Award. 1998, 1999

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

-Academic Achievements- --Ph.D., Theatre Arts, University of Minnesota, History/Theory Emphasis; Supporting Programs: Education and Anthropology. Ph.D. Thesis: Cultural and Aesthetic Elements of 19th Century Home Theatricals, 1995 • Graduated Magna Cum Laude --M.A., Theatre Arts, Utah State University, Theory/Performance Studies Emphasis. MA Thesis: Formalist Performance Theory and Dramaturgy in Prose Fiction With Special Application to the Fiction of Franz Kafka, 1990 • Graduated Summa Cum Laude --B.A., Theatre Arts, Utah State Univ., Directing/Performance Studies Emphasis; German Minor Graduated Magna Cum Laude --Leadership & Management Certificate. Nonprofit Academy of Excellence, 2013. The Nonprofit Academy of Excellence promotes excellence in nonprofit professionals and helps build sustainable nonprofit organizations. --“Change Leader” Certification, Utah DIvision of Arts & Museums. Curriculum completed, 2010. The Change Leader Institute is a professional certification program of intensive training that focuses on leadership. --Certified Interpretive Guide, National Association for Interpretation, 2008. The Certified Interpretive Guide credential is internationally recognized and requires intensive training. The training explores methods of education in a variety of settings.

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Just having fun teaching and learning at many grade levels!

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