Act 48 Professional Development



We’re empowering our educators to bring improv into their classrooms, whether in person or remotely, by offering professional development workshops online. Workshops will enroll a maximum of ten participants, as they are designed to be interactive, relevant, and fun.

The main components of our workshops are :

Introduction to Improv as a Pedagogical Tool

will focus on the theory behind improvisation and how it works in the classroom.

Becoming an Improviser

allows participants to play improv games and understand the mechanisms behind why the games work the way that they do.

Direct Classroom Applications of Improv

will focus on how to facilitate games and bring them into the classroom, including as standards-aligned lesson plans.

Workshops will be conducted as a set of two, two-hour workshops that will run several times through Spring 2021. Workshops will be conducted entirely online in order to keep our teaching artists and participants safe. Participants are expected to attend both sessions, as they are designed to be taken as a set. Workshops are open to all Philadelphia educators, and educators will receive 4 hours of ACT 48 credit from the Pennsylvania Dept of  Education for participating.

If you are a school administrator interested in bringing this PD to your school:

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