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December 12, 2022 @ 7:45 am - 1:15 pm



Monday, December 12th, 2022 (7:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.)
7:45 a.m. – Plan to arrive at Alexandria High School
7:45 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions
8:25 a.m. – 9:51 a.m. – First Block – Intro to Theatre Arts
9:58 a.m. – 11:24 a.m. – Second Block – Intro to Theatre Arts
11:24 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Travel to Pike and Pint Grill, 110 30th Ave W., for lunch (pay on your own) and Conversation
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch and Facilitated De-Brief Conversation about Observations
1:15 p.m. – End of Classroom Visit Day

Optional One Act Play Rehearsal after school – open for those that would like to observe (not part of the official day) More info shared day of.

This day is a unique opportunity to a) inform your teaching practice through peer observation and discussion and b) form stronger connections with theater teachers nearby. To accomplish this,

  1. We will observe Jessica Chipman teach two Intro to Theatre Arts classes for high school students. Pay particular attention to their classroom routines, rituals, and community building. Think about your “Ah-ha!” and “I wonder…” moments.
  2. 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.
  3. We will provide up-to-date COVID-19 protocols closer to December 1st.
  4. 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.



Alexandria Area High School
4300 Pioneer Road Southeast
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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