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Saturday, August 26 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Workshop 2 Space 9 (D): Shaking  up Traditional Learning Models (90 min)

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Each year, The Detroit Creativity Project creates pathways to foster social and emotional learning for over 700 middle and high school students. A higher education researcher uses a faculty training methodology that improves student engagement and learning. An elementary teacher-turned-training strategist  applies innovative techniques to change the way students in Thailand and the U.S. develop literacy and engage with writing. Their secret? These practitioners know: improv works in education.  In this dynamic panel discussion and interactive workshop, participants will hear from three practitioners who dared to say yes. Find out what happens when improv shakes up traditional learning models.

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Katherine Kasmir

Executive Director, Straight Up / Reality Improv Connection

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Beth Hagenocker

Secretary/Treasurer, The Detroit Creativity Project
Beth Hagenlocker is co-founder of The Detroit Creativity Project, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth through creative experiences that foster social and emotional learning. Their flagship program, The Improv Project, offers free semester-long courses to middle and high school... Read More →
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DeAnna Massie

Assistant Professor, Lewis and Clark Comm College
DeAnna Massie, MFA, Ed.D., is a professional improviser, applied improv practitioner and educator dedicated to generating research and interest regarding improv as a tool for learning and engagement. Trained at Second City and Paper Slip Theatre, DeAnna has performed around the U.S... Read More →
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Lisa Safran

Training Strategist & Executive Coach, Improv Consultants
Lisa Safran, MA, founder of Improv Consultants helps businesses and individuals, strengthen communication & leadership skills, and develop healthier teams through applied improvisation. She has facilitated programs around the U.S. and internationally. Lisa is the author of two books... Read More →

Saturday August 26, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
UCI CAC 3002