Wednesday, February 24 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Pay what you can • credit hours: 1
LIVING LITERACY OUT LOUD: Acting, Speaking, Comprehending
Discover creative new ways to build language and literacy with your students! Participants will explore how creative movement, physical storytelling and character exploration strategies can be used to help strengthen letter recognition, vocabulary acquisition, and reading comprehension in the classroom. By introducing activities that explore the theatrical concepts of body, voice, character, and setting, this physical workshop prepares participants to take words off the page and onto their classroom “stage”!
Recommended for Early Childhood Educators: Pre-K to Grade 2
Khaleshia Thorpe-Price, Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist
Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Khaleshia Thorpe-Price has worked as an Arts Manager and Educator in the DC Metropolitan area for the past several years. As a teaching artist, Khaleshia has facilitated residencies and workshops for children and adults for many arts organizations including Wolf Trap, Arena Stage and Young Playwrights Theater. As an arts manager, she has coordinated workshops and residencies for thousands of students in DC, MD and VA. She has partnered with many organizations including The United States Department of State, The National Portrait Gallery and ZERO to THREE to provide unique arts learning experiences for all ages. In addition, she has managed enrichment and academic after school programs for DC Public Schools. Khaleshia has earned a BA in Theater Arts from Morgan State University and a MA in Arts Management from the University of Central Florida.