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Overview of Virginia's 2020 Theatre Arts Standards of Learning - Shared screen with speaker view
Jennifer Miguel
18:45
Hello everyone! Marie Miguel Chesapeake Public Schools
Emmett Bales
18:50
Howdy - Emmett Bales Here From Warrenton Virginia.
Katrina Wynes
18:57
good morning! Katrina from King George
Marla Wood
19:22
Hi everyone, Marla Wood from Hickory in Chesapeake here
VDOE Humanities
19:29
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Tara Taylor
19:30
Hi Everyone! We are excited to have you join us today! I am Tara Taylor from Fairfax County Public Schools, a former MS Theatre teacher and teaching artist, and the current theatre and dance educational specialist for our district.
Jennifer Miguel
19:55
Hey Marla!
Emmett Bales
19:57
Hello there Tara
Leigh Lambert
20:02
Hi. I'm Leigh Lambert, La Crosse Elementary School Librarian. I have a Theatre Arts license, too--and I want to put it to good use with our kids. I'm involved in Community Theatre, too in Southern VA (mostly Mecklenburg County).
Tara Taylor
20:03
Hi Emmett!
Ronda Scarrow
20:15
Greetings from Longwood University.
Ronda Scarrow
20:18
Ronda Scarrow
Tara Taylor
20:19
Seeing lot's of familiar names :-)- nice to see you (virtually)!
Terri Hobson
20:19
Good morning! Terri Hobson from Fairfax County here. Hi, Tara and Marla!
Tara Taylor
20:26
HI Terri!
Katrina Negley
20:29
I actually have another meeting coming up. Will this meeting be recorded?
Greg Stowers
20:36
Hi All! Greg Stowers- newly Fairfax County :)
Tara Taylor
20:41
Yes- this meeting will be recorded
Tara Taylor
20:51
Hi Greg! Glad you are here!
Marie Weber
21:01
Good morning everyone!
Ashley Ludolph
22:03
Hello! Ashley Ludolph from Stafford County.
Marie Weber
22:11
Marie Weber, Portsmouth Public Schools, music teacher
Jess Shaw
22:16
Good morning all! -Jess Shaw from Fairfax County.
Jewel Orem
22:17
Hi I am Jewel Orem from FCPS - Theatre Teacher
David Becker
22:19
David Becker from Charlottesville City Schools, Charlottesville High School Drama
Tara Taylor
22:20
Great to see so much representation from all over the state of VA.
Renee Baldwin
22:30
Hello everyone! I'm Renee Baldwin from York County.
Justin Daniel
22:36
Good Morning all BIG HUGS from Loudoun
Emily Hall
22:37
hello everyone! Emily from Colonial Heights Middle School
Cindy Kreicar
22:44
Cindy Kreicar from York County Public Schools--I sent to only Panelists earlier! Hope you are having a great day!
Justin Daniel
22:56
Miss you Marla!
Trena Weiss
22:59
Trena Weiss, Thoreau MS FCPS
David Becker
23:06
Hi Justin!
Jeffrey McCoy
23:13
Jeff McCoy, Theatre Arts- Pulaski County High
Justin Daniel
23:14
Hey David!!!
Joleen Neighbours
23:20
Dr. Joleen Neighbours, Fine Arts Facilitator, Suffolk Public Schools. Hi Tara!!!
Tara Taylor
23:43
Hi Joleen! Elon represent :-)!
Tara Taylor
23:56
Misha- glad you are here! Thank you for joining us.
Joleen Neighbours
23:57
Elon MT!!!
Terri Hobson
25:46
Our QUEEN, Tara!!!
Justin Daniel
25:56
Love, Tara!
Justin Daniel
26:08
BIG HUGS Linda Miss you1!!
Terri Hobson
26:23
YAY, Jess and Joshua!!
Greg Stowers
26:31
Go Dukes!!!!
Linda Gallant
26:32
Love and miss you Justin
David Becker
26:32
CHRIS!
Tara Taylor
26:42
Gotta love all this love in the theatre virtual room <3!
Valerie Ransbottom
26:58
This is great info! I’m pumped.
Linda Gallant
27:25
So great to see so many familiar faces!!!
Chris Whitney
31:34
Hey David!
Justin Daniel
37:20
Love the 5 C's because it justifies our art :)
Charles Ownby
41:59
This is Chad Ownby from Richmond Public Schools. Thank you for the information! I like the new strands!
Trena Weiss
42:38
These are SO MUCH BETTER!
Josh Streeter
42:38
As you share your thoughts in the chat, you will need to select the tab to make your comment go to “All Panelists and Attendees”.
Emmett Bales
42:52
Love the Focus on Theatre as a whole process
Alison Hall
43:08
I’m digging the revised strands... nice 👌
April Salvant
43:35
great additions and revisions!
Emmett Bales
43:37
KOOL
Alison Hall
43:43
yay!! let’s get them young 🙌
Jullianne Kramer
45:35
Why can’t I see everyone? Is that the way it’s supposed to be or am I missing something?
Renee Baldwin
45:41
I love the new chart format. It's really to see everything at a glance, especially mixed grade level classes.
Justin Daniel
46:00
It will definitely drive assessment.
Marie Weber
46:08
We don't have a video component.
Jullianne Kramer
46:18
Thank you!
Marie Weber
46:19
Just audio
Emmett Bales
47:35
Thank you … we have freedom
Joleen Neighbours
47:52
Great job Tara
Ronda Scarrow
48:11
Awesome job.
Tara Taylor
48:30
Thank you! Proud to represent our theatre community!
Danielle Roby
48:36
The Charts are fantastic... I'm over Music K-12 as well as Theater- so the organization lends itself to developing our pacing guide. MUCH appreciated.
Justin Daniel
50:23
For creative process I love teaching design concept brainstorming in small collaborative groups including costume/set/lighting/sound designers
Charles Ownby
50:33
Thank you! I love empasis on process. Students need a break from the mindset of " but what is my grade?"
Emmett Bales
50:39
I love the fact that we are focusing on THE PROCESS, The Development.
Charles Ownby
50:47
emphasis'
Tara Taylor
50:50
I love teaching playwriting and having students created work in their voice about topics they are engaged in.
Jewel Orem
51:02
In IB we have the collaborative project - wherein students develop a devised piece of theatre and fully produce every aspect of it.
Jennifer Miguel
51:07
Have students present an idea in a socratic seminar format and allow other students to comment and provide feedback.
Ronda Scarrow
51:11
Excited to see process over product. We teach our teachers here at Longwood that each student has a different process and should be seen as an individual creative journey. Great Job!
Terri Hobson
51:14
Workshopping scenes and monologues
Ronda Scarrow
51:17
Ronda Scarrow
Emmett Bales
51:36
This allows the students to realize they have a voice and it is important... Be authentic, Be real,
Greg Stowers
51:37
Yes, this immediately reminded me of the creative process behind playwriting. Thinking about the act of writing, rather than the end product only
Tara Taylor
51:37
I also appreciate the process over product.
Charles Ownby
51:39
Thank you for teaching us this Ronda! I know I appreciated it.
Ashley Ludolph
51:45
Writing a script, and then applying the design process to bringing their plays to life. Presenting their product and receiving feedback as they work to reach a final product.
Trena Weiss
51:57
I have a Dramaturgy project that requires developing a concept and then creating a design with justifications. It's four parts and four assessments.
Madeline Michel
52:22
Haha what is “appropriate vocabulary?”
Justin Daniel
52:23
Trena I would love to see any resources for that
Justin Daniel
52:32
Justin.daniel@lcps.org
Greg Stowers
52:38
Same, Trena :) I'll message you :)
Jullianne Kramer
52:54
Process: not every student can be a great actor, so they cannot always be graded by their final product, but how they got there teaches them skills that can be used in all areas of life.
Ronda Scarrow
53:12
Julianne,
Ronda Scarrow
53:23
You are so right !
Ronda Scarrow
53:24
Ronda
Jennifer Miguel
53:34
I have always graded on effort and growth, so its nice that the standards support that.
Marla Wood
53:35
Trena I’d love to see that too. marla.wood@cpschools.com
Jullianne Kramer
54:12
I think this is the biggest challenge with this age group!
Jullianne Kramer
54:23
I’m sorry, MY age group - HS.
Trena Weiss
54:29
Just email me. I am currently switching schools so am buried but will send to all soon:
Terri Hobson
54:41
Trena, could you also drop that in our shared folder?
Justin Daniel
54:43
A common assessment I use is having students write a one paragraph critique of a peer's performance.
Jennifer Miguel
54:57
Gallery walk of a class project. Provide written feedback on what they are seeing.
Tara Taylor
55:19
I love a good class discussion- analyzing about script, characters, and story. Investigating the playwrite, social and cultural context, and universal themes.
Ashley Ludolph
55:21
Recording self performance and then writing a critique to check for progress and growth.
Marla Wood
55:22
I use journaling prompted by a theatre quote or inspirational idea and they have to free write for the length of time while 2 songs (from musicals) play
April Salvant
55:27
self reflections, group reflections, and feedback on what worked and what didn’t work
Justin Daniel
55:33
Also, They give each other real-time positive critiques in Groupme
Renee Baldwin
55:39
Teaching students how to appropriately provide feedback that will help students to GROW, not feel bad about about their performance.
Jullianne Kramer
55:39
Critical thinking skills are lacking even in adult settings today. We have an opportunity to teach kids these skills in ‘fun’ ways. Very important.
Terri Hobson
55:44
It's also important to teach students how to accept feedback, and I think this allows/celebrates that.
Jewel Orem
56:04
Comparing Cyrano in the original French and English performance of Cyrano - culturally, emotionally, stylistically
Leigh Lambert
56:07
Did I just see Renee Baldwin's name scroll across the chat? Good to "see you". We have Janette Johnson in common. I fondly remember that Scholastic conference we attended together with her a couple of summers ago.
Alison Hall
56:27
I began using Google Forms to capture my students’ feedback (self and peer) to also facilitate authentic feedback
Trena Weiss
56:30
I also use peer critiques. Watching Hamilton the other day, I was thinking that now that it's accessible, it supports the cultural/historical discussion beautifully.
Terri Hobson
56:44
Love that!!
April Salvant
56:59
so good!
Jullianne Kramer
57:04
Great ideas!
Madeline Michel
57:26
Just a comment here from one of my ex students who is now studying playwriting at GMU: “The classics” is a white construct.
Jennifer Miguel
57:42
WE are in such a time that screams for cultural commentary. There are so many built in opportunities in the world today that the kids can explore.
Ronda Scarrow
57:54
Interesting, Longwood is currently updating the current theatre education curriculum. What an amazing model to follow. Ronda Scarrow
Marla Wood
58:03
I have students read plays from a variety of cultures such as “Hachi NO Ke” and “The Jewels of the Shrine”
Justin Daniel
58:03
I've been developing process dramas that parallel thematic works like Crucible, Pygmalion or Othello. Students craft new characters in those settings and we explore those worlds.
Valerie Ransbottom
58:22
Having students add a scene inside of an existing script requires them to research understand where the writer came from to get to it. They will become a subject matter expert with this. It can give them another person’s perspective.
Terri Hobson
58:24
I love Boal - everything allows for students to express their own perspectives about social and cultural issues. I'm starting my year with a Boal unit.
Renee Baldwin
58:27
Review the "Living Newspaper" and create their own using current events.
Tara Taylor
58:34
This is so important- i continue to think how we can better represent all people and artist in classroom and program texts, materials, and practices.
Ashley Ludolph
58:38
Taking those characters and applying them moderns settings and asking how it might be different.
Greg Stowers
58:46
Yes, love Boal too! Students respond well!
Emmett Bales
58:48
This allows us to see our commonality
Trena Weiss
59:03
I usually begin this discussion with Moliere. He spent a lot of time in jail for making fun of the aristocracy-art reflects life-life reflects art, etc.
Madeline Michel
59:07
social and political satire
David Becker
59:31
absurdism
Charles Ownby
01:00:06
I have the students write/ perform a modern Romeo and Juliet and see how the cautionary tale of blood feud can be applied today.
Ronda Scarrow
01:00:34
Mr. Ownby,
Ronda Scarrow
01:00:41
Are you a Longwood Grad?
Terri Hobson
01:00:47
Is Digital Theatre + approved statewide?
David Becker
01:00:48
yes chris!
Madeline Michel
01:01:06
Chris!!!
Trena Weiss
01:01:15
Love this R&J thing and it also helps with the "this is NOT a love story" discussion.
Justin Daniel
01:01:17
What is the cost? I remember it being too expensive.
David Becker
01:01:25
its free
Charles Ownby
01:01:31
Mrs. Scarrow, Yes Ma'am, you were my supervisor for my student teacher
Justin Daniel
01:01:33
Cool.
Charles Ownby
01:01:37
experience
Ronda Scarrow
01:01:42
Mr. Ownby,
Chris Whitney
01:01:48
Hi Madeline!
Marla Wood
01:01:55
I’m excited that they are piloting a Tech theatre CTE exam this yea
Madeline Michel
01:01:58
I like Sketch up too, even though I’m bad at it.
Jennifer Miguel
01:02:02
I'd like to have an open forum discussion with various artists coming in for kids to speak to and interview.
Ronda Scarrow
01:02:06
So glad to see you here and to hear of your classroom experiences and ideas. Keep up the good work! Ronda Scarrow
Emmett Bales
01:02:13
This is what we are going to do.. My Theatre 3 class will write Theatre 4 will direct and produce the production and will use all the classes and even bring back a grads last year that missed out on so much...
Marla Wood
01:02:26
many publishing houses are offering streaming production possibilities
Trena Weiss
01:02:32
I think that everything that we do online is going to address this:)
Charles Ownby
01:02:32
Mrs. Scarrow,
Charles Ownby
01:02:36
Thank you so much!
Madeline Michel
01:02:50
Have we addressed the likelihood that we may not be able to do live productions for the entire school year?
Jewel Orem
01:03:55
To help students understand the reality of producing theatre we discuss how to involve all students in the creation of theatre - thinking about how to fiscally and with the students and talents that we have invite and bring these stories successfully to audiences. These are discussions we have in the upper level classes - how and then we develop a plan together.
Jennifer Miguel
01:04:07
I am really going to try to have my kids look at performing in alternate spaces, like outside. I used to own a theatre company in NY that did what I call "guerilla" theatre. We produced theatre on the beach in the summer, so everything had to be portable and quick.
Linda Gallant
01:04:08
I used the school laser printer with my students to create pieces for their set design diorama
Jullianne Kramer
01:04:33
My big question about this year… Can we do small productions - pre-recorded or live online?
Justin Daniel
01:04:52
Technique - Individual Events with Virginia Thespians (plug for Marla).
Ronda Scarrow
01:05:17
We have found that some royalty guidelines are taking on a more flexible contract due to the pandemic. RS
Terri Hobson
01:05:26
In the spring, I used the Kahn Academy Imagineering in a Box videos, but did my own lessons and activities. This year, I'm going to use the video, but have some of my tech students design a theme park based on a play they have read.
Madeline Michel
01:05:32
Wondering if schools are closed will we even be allowed to use outside spaces. I hope so but there are so many legal caveats
Jullianne Kramer
01:05:41
Have any of you used stage management or set design programs in the higher theatre classes?
Valerie Ransbottom
01:05:42
I am thinking about building a clear plastic wall so students can see each other and interact . It would have to be cleaned but it may allow them to get out of the mask. It could be a screen for monologues in class.
Alison Hall
01:06:20
Love that idea Terri- about the theme park!!
Justin Daniel
01:06:26
I taught sketch up in Tech Theatre 2/3/4
Trena Weiss
01:06:31
Julianne Kramer-the answer is maybe. Rights and royalties are still an issue. You MUST have permission from the production owner/manager to perform.
Terri Hobson
01:06:34
Thanks!
Jennifer Miguel
01:06:47
My Theatre 2-5 are all tohether, so I plan on having them put together a performance, with everyone taking on a role.
Ronda Scarrow
01:06:52
Longwood has plans for a virtual production in the fall and I will be directing an evening of monologues with our freshman which will be recorded and shared. We are still working out details. RS
Trena Weiss
01:07:25
Madeleine-tat's a school-based question.
Charles Ownby
01:07:54
My students will be doing a "radio show" virtually which, will also be used to teach cultural context about radio as a performance medium
Trena Weiss
01:07:56
THAT'S. sorry, my keys are sticking...
April Salvant
01:08:02
flipgrid for monologues
Emmett Bales
01:08:41
Radio show it a good idea
Greg Stowers
01:08:42
Flipgrid was awesome for student recordings, reactions and discussions. They loved to see each other's work, and I could also keep their submissions private if they chose.
Justin Daniel
01:08:58
Thinking about doing a virtual series of monologue about the Homefront for Veterans day.
Emmett Bales
01:09:48
we are waiting for the rights for a small 5 cast musical to be allowed to put up virtually and then taken down after it is over. Like a production run in the old days... 2019...lol
Marla Wood
01:10:10
Educational Theatre Pro (the Educational Theatre Association offers tremendous lessons
Tara Taylor
01:10:15
I love that idea @Justin Daniel
Justin Daniel
01:10:32
Thanks, Tara ;)
Emmett Bales
01:11:00
can film it and practice social distancing. Just breaking things down a lot...
Misha Chernov
01:11:32
WeVideo is having a three day online conference today- the 30th. Great cloud based program and allows student collaboration on video projects to work in groups. FCPS approved and offer free subscriptions for teachers.
April Salvant
01:12:12
I filmed our spring play in small groups using an iPhone on a selfie stick which helped us keep our distance. (editing now. licensed through Playscripts and BOD).
Valerie Ransbottom
01:12:14
I really like this resource: https://scenicandlighting.com/lightlabs/subscription-levels/
Tara Taylor
01:12:16
That's awesome Misha! Thanks for sharing- i have heard good things about WeVideo.
Tara Taylor
01:12:47
Yay, Josh! I want to see that!
Ronda Scarrow
01:13:24
Looking forward to your webinar Josh. Ronda
Ronda Scarrow
01:14:48
Kelly, You are awesome and an amazing resource!
Ronda Scarrow
01:14:49
Ronda
Emmett Bales
01:14:50
Thank you.. nice to know we are not alone... :-)
Terri Hobson
01:14:57
Thank you, everyone, for this fabulous meeting!
Tara Taylor
01:14:58
Thank you, Kelly! We appreciate your support and leadership!
Charles Ownby
01:14:58
Thank you so much!
Jullianne Kramer
01:14:59
Do we have contact info for each contributor today?
Marla Wood
01:15:08
thank you
Marie Weber
01:15:09
Thank you for your time?
April Salvant
01:15:21
thanks so much for being so supportive!
Tara Taylor
01:15:22
Tara Taylor at thtaylor@fcps.edu
Justin Daniel
01:15:39
Thank you to the presenters and to all who dedicated time drafting these awesome standards!
Josh Streeter
01:15:50
streetjr@jmu.edu - Joshua Rashon Streeter
Jess Shaw
01:16:58
Jessica Shaw - mrs.jess.shaw@gmail.com
Linda Gallant
01:17:15
linda.gallant@wjccschools.org
Emmett Bales
01:17:18
Thank you So much
Chris Whitney
01:17:22
Chris Whitney - Chrisewhitney@Yahoo.com
Jewel Orem
01:17:24
thank you
Misha Chernov
01:17:28
Thank you!
Valerie Ransbottom
01:17:41
Thank you
Alison Hall
01:17:47
Thank you! Sounds like VA is doing a great job
Justin Daniel
01:17:48
BIG HUGS to all!
Marla Wood
01:17:48
Thank you all
Tara Taylor
01:17:50
Thanks, everyone!
April Salvant
01:17:50
thanks!
Jullianne Kramer
01:17:52
Thanks so much!!
Renee Baldwin
01:17:52
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