Lunch and Learn - Yes, And... Thinking: Can Improv Inform the Learner-Centered Classroom?
The seminal work in improvisational theater by Viola Spolin in the 1960’s is now being used in educational consulting by groups like The Second City. In this workshop, participants, led by Trish Helsel from Visual and Performing Arts with the help of Mike Meyer, will consider how some of the same ideas can be applied in the higher-ed classroom. We’ll explore how teachers and students can use techniques from improv to “co-create” lessons. We’ll also practice some improvisational games that will stretch your creativity, improve your ability to react spontaneously, and almost certainly make you laugh! Lunch will be available to those who register by Friday, March 23, 2018.