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 2015 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.

Lighting Design

June 22-26, 2015
9am – 3:30pm
George Fox University
Newberg Campus
Cost: $495 
(Optional: up to 3 graduate credits available for additional fee)
Register Here or by contacting Kathy Harris at 503-554-2670 or

Geared toward high school teachers and staff, this course is designed to deepen your understanding of lighting design for live theatre. We will examine the functions and properties of lighting for live performance; identify types of lighting instruments and explore their uses; and examine color theory and the unique ways it applies to lighting for theatre. We will also cover the basics of lighting control and electrical systems, explore industry standard paperwork, identify common challenges for inexperienced designers, and walk through the design process from conceptualization to implementation.

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 explore 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 can take the week-long course for 2 graduate-level semester credits or choose an optional third credit for work related to a class or production at a home school or theatre. An additional fee of $100 per credit hour is required, payable on the first day of class.