Teaching with Technology-Using Social Media in the Classroom

Shakespeare on You Tube? Pride and Prejudice on Twitter? Join Rebekah Wilcox, Education Director of The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and Sherry Forste-Grupp, an English teacher from The Baldwin School to get concrete lessons for incorporating social media to actively engage students in their own learning. The session will include examples from their jointly-developed Shakespeare curriculum but is applicable to other curriculum areas. Presented as part of Theatre TAG but all are welcome.

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Concert Conversations: Community Engagement for All Ages

How can you excite kids about music, introduce a contemporary piece to your current audience, or dive deep into the music of a specific composer in a concert setting? Join members of the Jasper String Quartet to learn specific strategies for designing concert conversations whether your audience is pre-schoolers, seniors or somewhere in between. They will also share their thoughts on how this process informs not only your audience but your own practice as performing musicians. Bring a recorded piece of music to apply these strategies and get feedback from your peers.. Designed for musicians but all are welcome.

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