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This nine-hour professional development workshop for educators explores the fundamentals of improvisation and its integration into the curriculum of any subject area.
For more than forty years, The Second City has utilized improvisation to create original works for the stage and to teach skills that can be adapted to everyday life such as listening, team building, thinking quickly, brainstorming, social integration and empathy. Improvisation is active student-centered learning that supports the development of critical thinking as well as emotional, kinesthetic, visual, audio/oral, musical/math and spatial intelligences. The Second City has taught workshops at hundreds of schools and companies throughout the world.
The Second City is an approved professional development provider with the Illinois State Board of Education. CPDU credit is available for our workshops.
Day 1 Introduction to Improvisation Concepts and Exercises: Through active participation in the improvisational exercises, discover the principal concepts of improvisational learning.
Day 2 Teaching and Side-Coaching the Exercises: Explore methods of teaching and side-coaching the exercises, and brainstorm on curriculum integration concepts and techniques.
Day 3 Curriculum Integration: Present and teach a lesson plan that integrates improvisation into your subject area.
Resource Guide: All participants receive a copy of The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom which outlines the exercises covered, techniques for sidecoaching, suggested variations and adaptations, post-exercise discussion questions, and additional resources.
Post-Workshop: Second City instructors are available by email to answer questions or provide advice.
$155, 3 weeks, 3 hours