In the Classroom
Teacher Professional Development
As an Arts Integration Specialist, Michele conducts lessons with students in the classroom, modeling Arts Integration strategies and techniques, followed by PD workshops for teachers after school.
Utilizing Drama Arts-Integration in the classroom drastically improves student achievement. Students who are given opportunities to actively engage with a text/concept show dramatically improved comprehension. Bring your curriculum, book, or lesson to life using Drama in the classroom. These workshops will focus on select, research-based techniques and strategies that teachers can immediately use in their classrooms.
Residencies & Workshops
Acting in the Classroom: Actors possess a variety of skills that transcend the art form and enhance an individual's success in many areas of life. In this residency, students will become actors, developing their actors' toolkit, and building their skills of concentration, focus, cooperation and collaboration.
Bring Your Content to Life: Providing curriculum-based, in-class lessons tailored to your current unit plan. Working directly with the classroom teacher, the Teaching Artist will create lessons that teach the content through the art of theatre. Students will be actively engaged in the learning process.
Theme Theatre: Facilitated by the teaching artist, students devise, rehearse, and perform an original work. This is an extended, after school theatre program that meets multiple days a week for several weeks.
After School Drama Workshops: Offered in a variety of settings, these after school workshops are tailored to the students' needs and the organization's goals. Past Workshops include:
Geared towards the student performer, these Master Classes will enhance your performer's repertoire, develop their skill set, and take their performances to the next level.
Youth Vocal & Audition Coaching
Providing young singers instruction to improve vocal & acting technique when preparing for an audition or performance.
As a current classroom teacher, Michele is an excellent tutor in the core subjects of Math (Elementary & Middle), Reading and Writing (all levels and abilities).