This course shows teachers how to use drama techniques to make everyday classroom lessons come to life. Drama Games give teachers a new educational tool for any subject by using improvisational theatre concepts as an active form of learning. Improvisational theatre gives students a fun and interactive way to learn English, reading, literature, history, communications, speech and much more. These activities can be used with all ages of students and in any classroom setting.
Encourage creativity and the use of imagination
Foster cooperation and teamwork
Instill confidence and a strong self-image
Provide focus and concentration
Improve listening skills
Encourage acceptance of each student's uniqueness
Allow fun and humor to permeate the classroom
This course is appropriate for teachers of all subjects, grades K-12.
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Support kindness, respect for others, an attitude for service and a variety of other positive character traits by learning how to incorporate the literature and themes found in Dr. Seuss books, one of the most beloved of children's authors.
Climate change poses the single largest, global threat to life on Earth, and yet the United States and our schools lag far behind the international community in educating and acting responsibly to mitigate the causes and effects of a warming planet. This online course for grades 3-7 teachers uses excellent platforms developed by NASA and the EPA to educate about the science of climate change in kid-friendly, interdisciplinary ways. Youthful graphics, games, lesson samples that cut across science, social studies and math, virtual expeditions to places where climate change is visible, CO2 footprint calculators and more make this a rich learning environment from which grades 3-7 teachers will develop their own units and themes—whether that’s oceans, birds, butterflies, fish, trees, fresh water supplies. Many of your common science units can be modified with a climate change perspective (ie ocean life, plants and animals).