RISE UP: Trauma-Informed Practice Trainings with Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program
Resilience in School Environments: Understanding and Practice (RISE UP)
RISE UP is an online workshop for teachers, school staff, and administrators designed to explore the prevalence and potential impact of trauma and stress on student behavior and offer methods and strategies to help educators navigate challenging classroom interactions.
Using a trauma-informed approach, Teaching Artists from Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program employ theatre, experiential learning, and arts integration techniques in service of the following objectives:
- Reframe challenging student behavior through a trauma-informed lens.
- Understand the potential role of the body’s fight/flight/freeze response in challenging student interactions.
- Learn and practice self-regulation techniques in order to show up for our students as our highest selves.
THREE SESSIONS AVAILABLE:
*Note: All of these sessions offer the same content. Participants should only sign up for one of the three.
- Wednesday, September 2 at 5:00 PM ET
- Thursday, September 3 at 1:00 PM ET
- Friday, September 4 at 3:00 PM ET
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 – Friday, September 4, 2020
Cost: Free for TYA/USA Members
Betty is a theatre artist whose mission is to help create space for necessary conversations. These dialogues can center around who we are as individuals, who we desire to be as a community, or how we can change long standing behavior to become more than we ever imagined. Through acting, directing and facilitating, Betty strives to be a change agent and a force for positivity, creativity, and collaboration.
Betty has been facilitating for Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Programs and Arts Integrated Resources for close to twenty years. She has facilitated workshops around the following topics: laughter as wellness, conflict resolution, bias, culture, and health equity. In the theatre community, Betty has created post-show conversations focused on exploring social & racial justice for the Arvada Center, Vintage Theatre, the Aurora Fox Arts Center, Local Theatre Company, as well as challenging topics like rape culture on college campuses for square product theatre. In Atlanta, she was the moderator for Working Title Playwrights for seven years.
Justin Charles is a bi-lingual Queer Latinx Non-Binary Femme Gemini Artist who originally hails from East Texas and has traveled the country since studying theatre-forensics at The University Of Mississippi (Ole Miss) participating in various activities. Thy has recently collaborated with AGE, Theatre Vertigo, Fuse Theatre Ensemble, Bag & Baggage, Portland Center Stage, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Oregon Zoo, Milagro, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, MadCap Puppets, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Western Playhouse*, and spends thy time writing, expanding resume skills, crafting underutilized jokes, and developing fictional band names. Thy is an avid reader, commemorative stamp collector, music lover, and suffers from restless-leg syndrome. Thy would like to continue to pursue a life of creativity in the arts.
Nick has been a touring Actor/Educator for over eighteen years. A Minneapolis native, he studied and performed at several companies in the Twin Cities including; Stages Theatre Company, Comedy Sportz, The Brave New Workshop, and Outward Spiral, and The National Theatre for Children. Most recently he hails from Talkeetna, Alaska where he served as Creative Director of Denali Drama and Iditaprov. In addition to teaching at OCT he can be seen performing, teaching and coaching at Curious Comedy Theatre.