Improv for Educators

Saturday, October 05, 2019

12:00 PM2:00 PM

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
Room W201
122 S Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

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This professional learning workshop focuses on using improv to strengthen academic and social/emotional learning for students with and without disabilities. K-12 general and special educators, speech-language pathologists, school counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists will learn and practice flexible, practical, effective, and low-cost strategies that align with Indiana’s Academic Standards, 21st Century Skills, and CASEL Social/Emotional Learning Competencies.

Cost: $30

Ages: 17+

Instructor Bio: Jim Ansaldo, PhD, is a Research Scholar at the Center on Education and Lifelong Learning, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University Bloomington. For 20 years, he has conducted research, supported school change efforts, and facilitated teacher professional learning around applied improvisation, culturally responsive practice, curriculum design, problem solving, and reflective communication. Jim is a founder and co-director of Camp Yes And. For this work, Jim was honored with a 2017 Certificate of Commendation Award by the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Jim trained at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and leads improv-based workshops that support IU scientists and health professionals to communicate complex topics in clear, vivid, and engaging ways. Currently, Jim is working with faculty at the IU School of Medicine to integrate improv with cognitive behavioral therapy to support youth with anxiety disorders, and he is collaborating with the Alzheimer's Resource Service of IU Health Bloomington Community Health to offer improv workshops for individuals living with dementia, their families, and professional caregivers.

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2019BIH_logo.pngThe B-Town Improv Hoedown is hosted by the Ivy Tech Community College Center for Lifelong Learning. All proceeds from the event will be donated to support the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community Theater Programs, including Camp Yes And!