Alliance Theatre Educator Conference

The Alliance Theatre Educator Conference: Expanding Hearts and Minds occurred virtually June 2-25, 2020. 

Designed to serve educators of all grade levels (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12) and all content areas, this event focused on new strategies and best practices in Performing Arts Instruction (Theater, Dance/Movement, Dramatic Writing), Arts Integration, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). 

Over the course of four weeks, participants connected with outstanding theater professionals and engaged in up to (17) interactive breakout sessions, all while exploring the Alliance Theatre’s upcoming season and reconnecting to the theatre’s mission – expanding hearts and minds on stage and off. 

The Alliance Theatre Educator Conference featured a keynote presentation from Pearl Cleage, Distinguished Artist in Residence, and Andrea Pinkney, Author, who engaged in a conversation on expanding hearts and minds, their recent experiences, and motivations for the future.

Conference Community 
250 educators attended the Alliance Theatre Educator Conference. As Atlanta’s national theater, we were thrilled to welcome participants from Georgia, as well as California, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, DC and Nova Scotia, Canada. 

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Professional Learning Hours 
The Alliance Theatre Educator Conference offered up to (25.5) hours of Professional Learning (17 sessions @ 90 minutes each). Following the event, participants received a certificate to document the total number of professional learning hours completed. 

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