Unpacking the Box: How to Incorporate Trauma-Informed Practice into Teaching Artistry and the TYA Classroom
How can we incorporate trauma-informed practice in our work in the TYA classroom?
We know that many of the students we encounter in our classrooms and in our theatres have experienced trauma. What are best practices in culturally responsive teaching? How can we incorporate a trauma-informed practice in our work?
Join TYA/USA as we unpack this question and offer practical resources for artists, educators and teachers.
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 2-3:15pm Eastern
Cost: Free for Members / $20 for Non-Members
Director of Education, New York City Children's Theater
Brooke Boertzel began her relationship with New York City Children’s Theater in 2005 when she worked as a teaching artist. In 2007, she took over the position of Director of Education. Brooke holds an MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School (New School University), as well as an MA in Educational Theatre from New York University. She has served on panels and as a guest lecturer at New York University, Hunter College, Baruch College, Teachers College Columbia University, City College of New York, Brooklyn College and Rutgers University. Topics included: acting, directing and devising, arts integration, assessment and evaluation, vocational opportunities in the arts, applied theatre, curricula design, and developing theater/curricula with special populations. Brooke has also presented at a number of arts and education conferences including the NYU Forum on Educational Theater, ARTWORKS Arts in Education Conference, and the NYC Roundtable Face to Face Arts in Education Conference. In the fall of 2015, Brooke’s article, reviewing the book The Reflexive Teaching Artist: Collected Wisdom for the Drama/Theater Field by Kathryn Dawson and Daniel A. Kelin was published in TYA Today Magazine. Brooke has served on the Board of Directors for the New York City Arts and Education Roundtable for the past five years.
Teaching and Learning Specialist, Teaching Tolerance
Jarah Botello brings more than 14 years of education experience to her role as a teaching and learning specialist for Teaching Tolerance. After earning her B.A. in English and theater from Howard Payne University, Botello began her career as an actress and theater instructor in Denver. She moved to Selma, Alabama, in 2007, where she taught high school and college English and drama for eight years. In Selma, she also co-founded New Expressions, a theater program for students of all ages that centers on community service, activism and self-expression. Botello loves all things creative and enjoys serving and encouraging other educators. She holds an M.A. in liberal arts from Auburn University at Montgomery. Follow her on Twitter @JarahB_TT.
Javier Adrian Sanchez, LMSW
Javier Adrian Sanchez, LMSW was born and raised in Queens, is a proud product of the New York City Public School system. He is the son of two immigrant parents from Colombia who instilled the importance of education, respect and care for others, and being cultured. His upbringing is a primary influence on his educational background and professional experiences. Javier received his Bachelors of Arts in Theatre and his Masters of Social Work, both at Hunter College – CUNY.
He’s worked with young people as a youth worker, teaching artist, social worker and therapist, for two decades. Currently Javier is the Director of Admissions at Broome Street Academy High School where half the seats are saved for students who receive preventative services, are in foster care, transitionally house, or court involved. Additional organizations Javier has worked for include Jacob Riis Settlement House, Project Reach Youth, the LGBT Community Center, The Door, the YMCA of Greater New York, Envisions EMI LLC, Bank Street College, Making Books Sing/New York Children’s Theater, Union Settlement Association’s Johnson Counseling Center, The New Jewish Home and Beth Israel Hospital’s Mobile Crisis Unit. Academic settings that Javier has worked for include Brooklyn Prospect Charter School and BMCC’s CUNY Language Immersion program, along with dozens of elementary schools throughout the city as a teaching artist.
An avid traveler, Javier has volunteered for the International YMCA’s Global Teens Program, where he led service-learning trips with NYC teenagers to Venezuela, South Korea, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, South Africa, and Thailand. He hopes to be able to celebrate his birthday on every continent (Europe, Australia, and Antarctica are the only ones left!) Javier volunteers for New York City Children’s Theater as a member of the board of directors and believes in the power the arts has on young people. Javier tries to keep fit by running and practicing yoga; he has run the New York City marathon twice and considers both times as some of the best experiences of his life.