Science Theatre Institute: Learning Science through Drama and Movement
October 29, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1040 W. Harrison, Chicago, IL
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A day of exploration for K-8 teachers, administrators, informal science educators, teaching artists, and other educators interested in the intersections of sciences, literacies, and the performing arts, supported by funding from NSF and UIC Initiatives
Professional Development Clock Hours provided
Project STAGE (Science Theatre for Advancing Generative Engagement) is an NSF-funded, multi-year collaboration among UIC’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, UIC’s School of Theatre and Music, and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to design and study teaching and learning science through movement and the arts.
In Project STAGE, we make movement an integral part of learning science, actively using our bodies to make sense of science ideas and generate new ones. We build on each other’s assets, knowledges, and ways of being, as we experience and feel science ideas in and with our bodies as well as our minds. And each of us moves our body to the degree we can and feels comfortable.
CPS teachers and UIC educators will engage institute participants in examples of teaching and learning that have taken place in classrooms over the last few years, along with discussions on curricular and instructional ideas associated with acting out science. No prior performing arts experience is needed and the institute will be accessible to all participants.
Find out more about Project STAGE on tinyurl.com/uicstage.
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