2021 Educator Conference Resources

Arts Education

The Alliance Theatre Educator Conference

The Alliance Theatre Educator Conference: Centering Justice occurred virtually June 8-9, 2021. Designed to serve educators of all grade levels (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12) and all content areas, this event explored Performing Arts Instruction (Theater, Dance/Movement, Dramatic Writing), Arts Integration, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), and Allyship in an inclusive, equitable, and united environment.


Two outstanding arts and education thought-leaders joined us as keynote speakers:

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum (president emerita of Spelman College, clinical psychologist, expert on race relations, and thought leader in higher education)

Idris Goodwin (multiple award-winning playwright, breakbeat poet, director, educator, and culturist)

Professional Learning Hours

The Alliance Theatre Educator Conference: Centering Justice offered up to 5 hours of real-time professional learning each day (10 hours of real-time professional learning total). Additionally, workshop recordings will offer up to 10 hours of virtual, asynchronous professional learning.

Participants who attended the Educator Conference in real-time and/or accessed workshop recordings may complete up to 20 hours of professional learning total. Following the event, participants receive a certificate to document the total number of professional learning hours completed.

Conference Kits

Each conference attendees received a conference kit containing a Sketchbook, the Alliance Theatre’s ACTivism card game, and a copy of Do You Love the Dark?, an original picture book by Maya Lawrence with illustrations by R. Gregory Christie.

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Let your friends and colleagues know that you attended the Alliance Theatre Educator Conference!  We greatly enjoyed following your updates and insights on social media during the event. 

Educator Conference is Supported by:

Zeist Foundation, Inc.
The Woodruff Arts Center

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