April 1, 2011
1:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Location: 1947 College Road, 115 Stillman Hall
REGISTER (fees vary and can be found on the registration form)
Bullying is a serious issue for students in our schools. All students can become the bully or be bullied depending on the environment. This program teaches participants how to use Inquiry Based Learning and the medium of theatre, to create short plays that give students the skills and knowledge they need to better understand, resist and cope with the bullying mentality. Once learned, this technique can be used to create a multitude of theatrical and artistic work that address issues of social importance to individuals and school communities. This technique can be modified to work with students from elementary school through high school.
Participants will have learned at the completion of this training:
1. Have an awareness of the issues of bullying from all sides in schools and the need for
effective anti-bullying intervention activities.
2. Participants will learn the process of creating theatre projects with students using self-expression that address social issues.
3. This workshop will build skills and confidence in educators and social workers to use the arts for self-expression and reduction of social issues.
Meet your presenters:
Liz Martin (BFA Acting Wright State, MA Education The Ohio State University) has been teaching self expression and social justice through theatre and acting since 2001. She has worked with and directed students of all ages from preschool though high school and has created original theatre pieces with students as young as fourth grade. Her recent student project, The Equality Project has been awarded a large grant from State Farm to tour to middle and elementary schools for the 2010-2011 school year. She has taught workshops and professional development on arts integration and theatre in the classroom for such organizations and schools as 4-H After School Programs, The Phoenix Theatre for Children, Grandview Heights Elementary school and the Columbus School for Girls.
Dr. Vicki Fitts , LISW-S is a lecturer at the OSU College of Social Work teaching undergraduate and graduate students. She teaches SWK 711, Race and Ethnicity in Social Work Practice courses and has taught continuing education trainings on supervision throughout the state.