The RSC’s in-class workshops are tailored to the needs of the teacher and class. The RSC believes theatre can reach untraditional and kinesthetic learners in a way
that makes education their own.
Teachers and RSC practitioners work in tandem to design curriculum that gets students on their feet and active. Special attention is placed on using drama and active approaches to learn material within the curriculum, as well as to meet Indiana State Academic Standards.
Jefferson Intermediate Center
RSC works each Tuesday in a 6th grade English classroom to bring drama techniques to the students’ current studies. Some successful lessons have included improv games in order to discuss the pros and cons of technology as well as a lesson on comparing and contrasting, which included the students tactilely experiencing traditional Alaskan items in contrast to their personal experiences in Indiana.
Dickinson Fine Arts Academy
During last year's integration, one of the 7th grade teachers mentioned her students were struggling with vocabulary. Specific focus was then placed on making vocabulary words active and dramatic. 100% of students went up in their state tests in the classes the RSC Outreach worked in! We're THRILLED that in
2017 we will be able to follow our 7th graders to 8th grade and continue our work with them.
McKinley Primary Center
Fortunate enough to receive a PACE grant which allows the RSC to follow the same group of children from the 2nd - 4th grade year, this year is the fiinal year of bringing drama integration to McKinley Primary Center. Favorite lessons from the students include teacher-in-role to teach about fables, tableaus, and guided narration about their beloved devised characters, Casey the fox and her brother Simon. These lessons work with existing vocabulary with a concentration on literacy and working together as an ensemble.
Drama integration at Mussel includes working with a variety of grades in Mrs. Replogle's music class. Story adventures, dramatic problem solving, and tricky concentration games are all part of classes at Muessel.Muessel Primary Center
Perley Fine Arts Academy
The RSC is fortunate to work with almost all grades at Perley Fine Arts Academy. These young artist story telling from pictures and devising plays, all of which align with their curriculum!