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Education Initiative Announces New Professional Development Program

Two people stand next to one another. One of the people is speaking emphatically.
Photo of Kate Wiseman and Jarrett King by Joe Mazza.

The Court Theatre Education Initiative is excited to present a brand-new professional development opportunity for teachers, called Dramatic Literacy: Unlocking Text-Based Play. This two-and-a-half-day workshop will invite participants to develop curriculum-building skills centered in theatre-based practices through partnered activities, field experience, and learning sessions. 

Court Education’s ethos is rooted in culturally responsive teaching, and participants will leave the workshop with refreshed art integration concepts, tangible tools for accessing relevant plays for their classrooms, and a deeper understanding of their own literacy with culturally diverse dramatic texts. We are thrilled to be able to offer ISBE-approved CPDU credits to participants through our collaboration with Ingenuity, Inc.

The 2024 Dramatic Literacy series will take place in August at Court Theatre’s Production Center (5410 S. State Street) and at The Understudy Coffee and Books (5531 N Clark St). 

  • Wednesday, August 7 | 10:00am – 4:00pm at Court Theatre’s Production Center
  • Thursday, August 8 | 10:00am – 12:00pm at The Understudy Coffee and Books
  • Friday, August 9 | 10:00am – 4:00pm at Court Theatre’s Production Center

This program is open to teachers who work with teens in the Chicagoland area and who want to deepen or establish art integration in their classroom. Interested parties are encouraged to apply by 5:00pm on Friday, April 5


Please reach out to Director of Education Jarrett King with any questions. 

Posted on February 17, 2024 in Theatre News

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