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Educator Conference

The Alliance Theatre Educator Conference

Expanding Hearts and Minds – Occurred Virtually June 2–25, 2020

Designed to serve educators of all grade levels (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12) and all content areas, this event focused on new strategies and best practices in Performing Arts Instruction (Theater, Dance/Movement, Dramatic Writing), Arts Integration, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).

Over the course of four weeks, 250 participants connected with outstanding theater professionals and engaged in up to (17) interactive breakout sessions, all while exploring the Alliance Theatre’s 2020-2021 season and reconnecting to the theatre’s mission – expanding hearts and minds.

Session Recordings are Now Available!

Educator Conference session recordings are now available through Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Access to the recordings is complimentary for all Educator Conference participants.  Individuals and school/district representatives who did not attend the Educator Conference may purchase the session recordings at the following rates:

Session recordings may be accessed by one person

Session recordings may be accessed by any educator from a designated school

Session recordings may be accessed by any educator from a designated district

Please note that one workshop – Living Literacy Out Loud: Acting, Speaking, and Comprehending – will be available to Educator Conference participants, but is not available for purchase by the general public. Additionally, the Anti-Bias in the Arts and Education session was intentionally not recorded, to allow for open dialogue and ensure a safe space for participants. If you are interested in engaging in either of these sessions, please contact educatorconference@woodruffcenter.org to explore possible options. In your inquiry, please indicate if you are a Georgia-based educator or a national partner and you will be directed to the appropriate point of contact on our team.

Keynote Presentation

The Alliance Theatre Educator Conference featured a keynote presentation from Pearl Cleage, Distinguished Artist in Residence, and Andrea Pinkney, Author, who engaged in a conversation on expanding hearts and minds, their recent experiences, and motivations for the future.

Conference Community

250 educators attended the Alliance Theatre Educator Conference. As Atlanta’s national theater, we were thrilled to welcome participants from Georgia as well as California, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, DC, and Nova Scotia, Canada.

Professional Learning Hours

The Alliance Theatre Educator Conference offered up to (25.5) hours of Professional Learning (17 sessions @ 90 minutes each). Following the event, participants received a certificate to document the total number of professional learning hours completed.

Connect and Share: #AllianceEdConf20

Let your friends and colleagues know that you attended the Alliance Theatre Educator Conference. We look forward to following your insights on social media!

The Educator Conference is Supported by: 

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Additional Virtual Resources

Alliance Theatre

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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High Museum of Art, Atlanta

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