Professional Educator Series

The Professional Educator Series is hosted by the School of Education at George Fox with the intent of providing opportunities to engage with other educators regarding issues and trends currently shaping schools, classrooms and educators’ professional roles and responsibilities. The series is designed to bring together those in the educational profession and members of the broader community of educational stakeholders for dialogue and personal and professional growth, as well as provide the opportunity to engage with current technologies and strategies for teaching.

**Graduate credit is available for all workshops at the reduced tuition rate of $100 per credit hour. Enrollment for credit is separate from registration for the workshop and is to be paid on the first day of the workshop upon check in.**

Summer 2014 Workshops

Theatre Design Institute

The Theatre Design Institute is an outreach program that equips high school educators in the areas of design and technical theatre, inspires them to turn their production ideas into reality, and helps them build stronger arts education programs.


June 23-27, 2014
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
George Fox University
Newberg Campus
Cost: $425
(Optional: up to 3 graduate credits available for additional fee)

Geared toward high school teachers and staff, this course is designed to introduce you to the diverse skills, equipment, and professional practices used in staging theatre productions. We will explore scenic materials, hardware, rigging, and construction techniques; learn how to correctly coil cables and ropes, tie knots, and fold drapes; and safely use all the tools in a typical scene shop.

Through a series of hands-on exercises and projects that you can use in your classes, you will build the skills you need to flesh out your creative ideas on stage. In addition, we will examine ways to adapt professional practices to the unique challenges that face educational theatre artists, specifically the limits of time, money and working with volunteers.

Participants have the option to take the five-day course for two graduate-level semester credits. A third credit is also available for work related to a production at a home school or theatre. An additional fee of $100 per credit hour is required.

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