Professional Development

Over the past decade, I have created and facilitated professional development curriculum for participants ages 14+ across multiple sectors. My workshops range from 90 minutes to 20 hours, and content is tailored to the needs of the hosting organization. Previous topics have included:

Trauma-Informed and Healing-Centered Teaching Artistry

  • Trauma Theory: Brain, Behavior, Beliefs and the Arts
  • Strategies for Trauma-Informed Lesson Planning
  • Strategies for Healing-Centered Facilitation and Classroom Management
  • Strategies for Healing-Centered Interactions with Students
  • Leveraging the Arts for Social-Emotional Skill Building and Resilience
  • Strategies for Facilitating Discussion and Feedback Sessions
  • Vicarious Trauma and Effective Self-Care

Teaching Artistry and Arts Education Pedagogy

  • Tailoring Arts Activities for Multiple Learning Styles
  • Managing Classrooms and Climate in Arts Education
  • Empowering Creativity: Setting Rituals, Structure, and Expectations

Creative Writing and Theatre Education

  • Using Theatre to Cultivate Strong Communicators
  • Bringing Plays from Page to Stage in Classrooms
  • Playwriting and Creative Writing Activities for Young Writers
  • Dramaturgy and Mentoring Tactics for Young Writers

Personal Growth and Job Training

  • Creative Techniques for Clear Communication
  • Communicating Empathy Using Our Ears, Words, and Body Language
  • Finding and Articulating Your Personal Narrative
  • Finding and Articulating Your Leadership Story
  • The Business of Being an Artist: Forging a Career in the Arts (for grades 9 – 12)
  • Mapping Your Skills and Where You Want to Grow (for grades 9 – 12)
  • Networking and Making Connections (for grades 9 – 12)
  • Setting a Course for the Future: Needs, Wants, and Wishes (for grades 9 – 12)

It has been an honor to facilitate workshops at numerous organizations across a number of sectors, including the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia Theatre Company, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Leadership Philadelphia, Philadelphia Academies, the School District of Philadelphia, the TempleCares Workforce Program, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the National Guild for Community Arts Education, the International Teaching Artist Conference, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Dancing Classrooms Philly, Musicopia, the Kimmel Center, and Wilma Theater, to name a few.

If you would like to learn more about my background in the areas above, view workshop descriptions, or discuss a professional development workshop for your organization, please contact me.

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