Dates for the 2021 Summer Institute will be announced in Spring 2021.
The Summer Institute is a research-based comprehensive pedagogical exploration and immersion training experience in the use of drama-based instruction across the curriculum. This three to four-day intensive arts integration training program is co-facilitated by faculty and graduate students from the Department of Theatre and Dance and the College of Education. The Institute provides an opportunity for educators and working professional from across the country to gather and explore the power of learning in and through the arts.
During the Institute, participants:
- Work in professional learning communities;
- Explore drama-based pedagogical strategies;
- Reflect on readings;
- Develop and redefine new arts-integrated curricula and/or peer training modules, and;
- Have the opportunity to observe and facilitate lesson plans.
The Institute concludes with the sharing of multiple drama-based lesson plans for peer review. Ongoing support for participants is provided after the class through the DBI Network website (which also serves as a virtual professional development community). In-service participants are also eligible to receive follow-up and support from University of Texas at Austin faculty through the Drama for Schools program model.
2020 Tuition and Fees
Contact Lara Dossett at firstname.lastname@example.org for workshop fee information. Fees include course texts used in the Institute.
For non-Austin area attendees, housing is available through The University of Texas at Austin and can be coordinated through Drama for Schools.