CLASSROOM VISIT – ST. FRANCIS MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL
February 24, 2023 @ 7:00 am - 1:30 pmFree
DATE AND TIME:
Friday, February 24th, 2023 (7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Arrive at St. Francis Middle School, check in, welcome, intros, quick tour
7:32 a.m. – 8:23 a.m. – Observe an 8th grade drama class
8:27 a.m. – 9:18 a.m. – Observe a 6th grade drama class
9:22 a.m. – 10:13 a.m. – Either observe another section of 6th grade OR transition to the HS
10:13 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Transition to St. Francis High School
10:36 a.m. – 11:38 a.m. – Observe a High School Acting/Directing class
11:38 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Possibly a tour and then transition to a local coffee shop/restaurant
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch and facilitated conversation
LOCATION #1: St. Francis Middle School
LOCATION #2: St. Francis High School
LOCATION #3: Local restaurant or coffee shop
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: St. Francis Middle School – Enter parking lot from highway 47.
ENTRANCE DOOR AND INSTRUCTIONS: St. Francis Middle School – Enter through main doors and sign in at front desk. Please bring a form of ID (driver’s license).
This day is a unique opportunity to inform your teaching practice through peer observation and discussion and form stronger connections with theater teachers nearby. To accomplish this,
- We will observe Mark Rehani teach two middle school drama classes. Pay particular attention to their classroom routines, rituals, and community building. Think about your “Ah-ha!” and “I wonder…” moments.
- We will then travel to the high school to observe Glenn Morehouse Olson teach a combined Acting/Directing class for high school students.
- Following the classes, we’ll enjoy lunch together. Stephanie Lein Walseth will facilitate a discussion of our observations and other topics of interest to participants.
- Take away new ideas and strategies for your own teaching!
The day is hosted by Dr. Stephanie Lein Walseth, Theater Education Specialist of Professional Development & Resource Programs at Perpich Center for Arts Education. There is no cost to participate. A certificate for 6 clock hours will be distributed at the end of the day.
Note: The maximum number of participants is 9. Registration will close when we reach that number.