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Devon Riley

ES/MS Drama Specialist, International School of Kenya
Ms. Devon Riley

Programme:
Educators' Conference
Area of Specialty: Drama

Biography

Devon Riley is a drama in education specialist and consultant. Her work is focused on drama integration in the classroom. She is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and received her Master of Arts in Theater Making and Critical Engagement from the University of Leeds. Currently she is the Elementary and Middle School drama teacher at the International School of Kenya. Before her current placement in Kenya, Devon was the drama and arts integration specialist at Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences in Fairfax County, Virginia. She was an active member of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' CETA (Changing Education Through the Arts) Program. Over the past ten years, Devon has successfully combined her professional theater training with her experience in education to develop arts integrated curriculums

 
 
Full Day Institute
Title Drama Integration in the Elementary Classroom
Programme Educators' Conference
Days Offered Monday October 22, 2012 (10:00-17:00) and repeated Tuesday October 23, 2012 (10:00-17:00)
Description

"Drama is a natural process through which human beings can explore and expand their own ideas and potential." - Karen L. Erickson

This statement will be the enduring understanding of this institute. With this idea in mind, participants will learn drama integration techniques that will enhance student learning and classroom instruction. We will explore how the natural connections that drama has in the elementary classroom will help develop student concentration, cooperation, and imagination. The institute will also teach practical drama integration lessons that can be used across the Language Arts and Social Studies curriculums. Participants will take away from this institute strategies and techniques to bring active and dramatic learning into their classroom, and the confidence to put their new knowledge to use. This institute will require active participation - be prepared to move, engage, and create.

Objective
  • Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills required to use arts integration in their classroom.
  • Participants will take away arts integrated lesson plans that are simple to adapt and execute in their own classroom.
Target Audience Educators
Conference Material None.
 
3-Hour Workshop
Title Building a Cooperative Classroom through Drama
Programme Educators' Conference
Days Offered Wednesday October 24, 2012 (10:00-13:00)
Description

Drama is a natural process through which human beings can explore and expand their own ideas and potential. - Karen L. Erickson This statement will be the enduring understanding of this workshop. With this idea in mind, participants will learn drama techniques, strategies, and activities that will enhance student understanding of teamwork. We will explore the natural connections that drama has with student learning to develop a classroom community that supports student concentration, cooperation and imagination. Participants will take away from this institute strategies and techniques to bring active and dramatic learning into their classroom, and the confidence to put their new knowledge to use. This institute will require active participation - be prepared to move, engage, and create.

Objective
  • Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills required to use drama to build a cooperative community in their classroom.
Target Audience Educators
Conference Material None.
 

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