Meeting in Siauliai, June 2012

The third meeting of Evalt project has been held in Siauliai from 6 to 10 of June 2012. The agenda foresaw moments of discussion - in order to monitor what has been accomplished until now and to agree the next actions to take - and two workshop on expressive arts (decoupage and painting) and crafts (making soaps, bread, etc.) as tools for education of disadvantaged adults.

 The group at the opening moment of the meeting

The workshop on expressive arts: in blue jersey, the trainer

Liuda Radzeviciene (in red) and Lina Miliuniene (in black) of the Lithuanian team, coordinator of the meeting

Moments of the workshop

 Moments of the workshop


Developing the Innovative Mind

From 20 to 23 September 2012, in Coronado, CA (San Diego), Marriott Coronado Island, the 2012 EdTA Annual Conference will take place. The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a national nonprofit organization (with approximately 90,000 student and professional members) whose mission is shaping lives through theatre education.

The 4Cs of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication are the cornerstone 21st century skills that every college- and career-ready student needs to possess. A professional theatre educator has the "job" to cultivate and model these lifelong traits. To do so, he/she must be innovative, in the classroom and on the stage. In the 2012 EdTA Conference it will be explored the broad challenges that today’s theatre teacher educator must meet in order to succeed in our ever-changing world.
Conference 2012 will feature:
• Opening keynote speaker, Ben Cameron, known for his dynamic and compelling presentations on the value of the arts.
• Presentation of findings from the first national landscape study in more than twenty years of theatre teachers and school administrators on the state of theatre education, conducted by EdTA and Utah State University.
• Overview of the Next Generation Arts Standards Project.
• Practical workshops and educational opportunities to augment educator's skills for the classroom.
• Opportunities to network and exchange ideas with other educators. 
• Inspiration from the newest class of EdTA Hall of Fame inductees.
To see what else the conference has to offer or to find out more about the host city, explore the link: http://schooltheatre.org/events/edta-conference/