The staff of the Orpheum Theatre Group is working remotely through Jan. 22, 2021. Learn how to contact us during this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

The staff of the Orpheum Theatre Group is working remotely through Jan. 22, 2021. Learn how to contact us during this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Arts Integration

The Orpheum Theatre Group (OTG) is proud to be a Kennedy Center Partners in Education Team, in collaboration with Shelby County Schools. Through this program, OTG brings Kennedy Center teaching artists to work with teachers across the Mid-South. These arts integration specialists provide educators with the tools and strategies to transform classrooms. 

Arts integration, as defined by the Kennedy Center, is “an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.” Arts integration learning has shown to increase literacy, raise test scores, and help develop key communication skills. In short, arts integration makes learning fun while creating more enthusiastic, creative, and empathetic students.

Teacher Training Workshops

Throughout the year, the Orpheum Theatre Group brings in local professionals to guide teachers through the ins and outs of theatre. From creating a season of high school theatre to managing what goes on behind the scenes, these workshops will give educators the tools they need to bring theatre to life for their students.

Stay tuned for more workshops! New sessions will be added here as they are announced.

Event Listings

Jan
26

Virtual
Professional Development
Virtual

Theater in the Social Justice Curriculum

This workshop explores ways in which a class, or community, can use theatrical works, traditional and devised, to facilitate a more in-depth and impactful conversation on issues of social justice.

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Feb
09

Halloran Centre
Professional Development

Devising Justice: Using the News to Create Theatre

Teachers will learn how to facilitate a creative process where students collaborate around an issue of social injustice by analyzing news media sources and imaginatively responding through the creation of original scenes and theatrical tableaus.

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Mar
02

Halloran Centre
Professional Development

Rhetoric with Frederick

The goal of this workshop is to learn about the ways Frederick Douglass used writing to change the world and to get students to complete a sixteen-bar rhyme that answers four questions about their own experiences and social justice.

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