Pictures Telling Stories
Session 1: Grades K–2
This workshop will address the question, "How can we encourage students to take risks and develop creativity through our questioning practices?" We will use simple active and dramatic strategies to explore the book, The Tar Beach by artist Faith Ringgold.
Fire in the Forest
Session 2: Grades 3–6
In this workshop participants will explore the question: "How do organisms in an ecosystem connect and depend on one another?" Participants will use simple active and dramatic strategies to explore the impact of a forest fire on a forest ecosystem.
Katie Dawson is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin and serves as the Director for Drama for Schools, a professional learning program in drama-based pedagogy for K-16 education. Katie is an internationally recognized consultant in creative learning and teaching artist practice. She has given talks and offered workshops about ways to increase student engagement and ownership of learning globally and across the United States. Katie received the Creative Drama Award and the Winifred Ward Scholar Award from the American Alliance of Theatre and Education along with multiple teaching and research awards from her university, where she is appointed as a Provost’s Teaching Fellow. She has published fifteen journal articles and book chapters and her co-authored book, The Reflexive Teaching Artist: Collective Wisdom from the Drama/Theatre Field, received the 2015 Distinguished Book Award from the American Alliance of Theatre and Education. Her new co-authored book, Drama-Based Pedagogy: Activating Learning Through the Arts, was published in May of 2018. Katie has a consulting appointment with The University of South Australia’s School of Education as an Associate Professor for Pedagogical Innovation. Prior to her work in academia, Katie worked professionally as an actor, youth theatre director, classroom teacher and museum theatre educator.
Tamara Goldbogen is the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning and director of the award-winning Arts Learning Collaborative at Weber State University. Her creative and scholarly work focuses on theatre for young audiences, puppetry, creative learning and arts integration. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the College of Arts & Humanities, the College of Education, and the Honors Program. She holds an MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth from the University of Texas at Austin.