Professional Learning Workshops

Program Delivery (2022-2023)   

This year, Institute programming will occur in-person and/or virtually via real-time video conference or pre-recorded videos. The Woodruff Arts Center has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all staff and artists. When teaching in-person, Institute teaching artists will be required to wear masks at all times and to adhere to the existing safety policies and procedures set by the partner organization.

"WOW! Our session facilitator took us on a journey that revived my soul to play. Thanks for the experience." - Cobb County Theater Teacher

Professional learning events offer educators training in a new skill or technique, deep understanding of best practices, practical tools and resources, exclusive access to industry leaders, and the opportunity to thrive as artists.

Districts and schools depend on the Alliance Theatre as a go-to resource for high quality professional learning events related to arts integration, STEAM, performing arts (theater, dance/movement, music, dramatic writing), allyship and anti-bias, and other related topics.

Professional learning events are designed to serve up to 30 educators and are flexible in length, from 1-2 hours to a half-day (3-4 hours) or full day (5-6 hours) event. 

Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference

Presented by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art, the Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference: Rejuvenate, Recenter, Reimagine will take place June 2-3, 2022. This year’s conference returns with both in-person and virtual options.

In its ninth year, the conference is designed to enhance the teaching practices of educators at all grade levels (pre-kindergarten to grade 12) and all content areas by blending theory and praxis. Conference topics, including Allyship, Arts Integration, Performing Arts Instruction (Dance/Movement, Dramatic Writing, Music, Theater), STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), and Visual Art, expose participants to consider innovative approaches to teaching and learning. 

More Info

Examples of previously developed workshops include:

  • Arts Integration, Part 1 
  • Arts Integration, Part 2 
  • Best Practices for Virtual Instruction
  • Costume Design on a Budget 
  • Crafting a Ten-Minute Play 
  • Digital Storytelling 
  • Directing Workshop 
  • Musical Theater Choreography 
  • Set-Building 
  • STEAM Connections 
  • Story Baskets 

Occasionally, the Alliance Theatre Institute offers drop-in professional learning events. Revisit this webpage for updates on future opportunities.

"Thank you! That was SO MUCH FUN, and I really took away a better sense of how to incorporate drama into activities. The creative ways you shared to engage kids really bring that “A” into play without adding additional time to instruction. It is a way to approach instruction differently and more effectively. Great session!" - Fayette County Schools Teacher

Contact

For more information, please contact: 

Infants – Kindergarten

Hallie Angelella, hallie.angelella@alliancetheatre.org, 404-733-5255 

Grades 1-5

Rebecca Pogue, rebecca.pogue@alliancetheatre.org, 404-733-5329 

Grades 6-12

Liz Davis, liz.davis@alliancetheatre.org, 404-733-5256 

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