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Wednesday, March 28 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Full School Makeover!: Using immersive theatre as a deep thinking tool to drastically change how students see and interact with your spaces

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In this workshop, participants will engage with documentation from an immersive theatre production that took over our school last year, and the developing production we build annually with new students. Our example serves as a springboard; this workshop is an opportunity for participants to conceptualize their own framework for an immersive, site-specific production in their school. This framework will draw from the participants’ school spaces and the issues relevant to their students.

Participants will engage in writing and drama exercises, respond to sparks in news articles and picture books, generate ideas based on their school contexts, collaborate with students and teachers for brainstorming and feedback, and consider barriers to access -- and solutions to them -- for this project to occur successfully in their schools.

Ultimately, our goal is for participants to leave the workshop with a solid grounding in how this project has developed and worked for us and a plan for how to begin planning and provoking such a project for themselves.

This project arose as a means to process key questions in our practice: how do we promote a student-driven vision and development of school spaces? How can we undertake meaningful experiences so that students work as genuine apprentices seeking mastery, confidence, and independence across disciplines? How do we engage students in creating critical habits of thought and developing agency in relationship to issues that matter to them?

Our project seeks to answer these questions by honouring student voice and building student confidence. Our motivation is to engage students as more than subject tourists; we want them to feel at home in the cultures of thinking and connection across our disciplines and communities. We want them to feel at home in these modes of thinking and connection outside of school as well: in other physical spaces, at other stages of their life, and in their careers and personal projects. We hope this workshop provides participants with a real, workable foundation for how to do this for themselves.


Brendon Allen

The Bishop Strachan School
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Amanda Merpaw

Faculty, The Bishop Strachan School

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
HTE 111