Throughout the week, participants choose workshops that are most suited for their classrooms and students. Workshops can easily be adapted for a range of grade levels from elementary to high school. In particular, we have increased our offerings for young students (pre-3rd grade) and middle school students.
The following are some sample offerings:
Book-It Repertory Theatre's workshops teach methods to make literature fun, physical, and active for students. Teachers learn how to take literature from page to stage using the Book-It Style, which encourages an active relationship with a book through voice, body, and imagination.
Sessions with Seattle Children's Theatre bring stories alive using the creative techniques that story drama provides. Teachers take a ride through popular folktales and children's literature to explore ways to create their own drama-based lesson plans. Story drama curriculum helps students expand their imaginations, improve listening and communication, and enhance problem solving and cooperative learning skills.
Workshops from Seattle Repertory Theatre offer teachers opportunities to learn a variety of acting exercises and playwriting activities. Each exercise is designed to integrate easily with teachers' existing curriculum. Teachers choose between entry-level courses focusing on rudimentary drama skills or more sophisticated classroom techniques designed to facilitate the creation and performance of student-generated, original theatre pieces.
Pacific Northwest Ballet workshops focus on creative movement, student-led choreography, and arts integration. Lessons invite teachers to imagine possibilities while giving concrete tools for teaching dance in the classroom. Creativity and collaboration are at the heart of each session, exploring new ways to imagine curriculum using movement.
In addition to the week-long summer intensive, there may be a possibility for a follow-up consultation during the school year. A member of the BTiC faculty will travel to your school and work as collaborator, coach, or co-teacher as you integrate lessons learned during the summer workshop into practical lesson plans in your classroom. Over the past 10 years, we have provided over 200 consultations for teachers across the state. The consultation component has been beneficial in helping BTiC participants provide quality arts-infused education in your classroom. There is no additional charge for consultation. Priority for follow-up consultations is given to first time BTiC participants. BTiC alumni will be offered follow-up consultations on a space available basis.
To apply for financial aid, please see the Seattle Children’s Theatre website.