Intro to Standup and Improv for Teachers

with Janear Hankerson

Sunday, October 24 · view days & times
Price: $29 | $26 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Olympus Digital Imaging Classroom

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Sunday, October 24 | 12-4 p.m.

Teachers and comedians have more in common than you probably think. The ability to read the room, deal with distractions, and maintain audience attention are skills that are useful on stage and in the classroom. In this workshop designed for teachers, you will learn and practice exercises used by comedians to help deliver course content and lesson plans entertainingly. These skills can help teachers to increase student engagement and improve classroom management techniques. Bring your most boring lesson plans and learn to directly apply comedy fundamentals and receive immediate feedback. This workshop can be beneficial to K-12 teachers, trade school instructors, or post-secondary professors. No prior comedy experience is necessary!

*Masks will be required for participation in this workshop.

Dr. Janear Hankerson, Ed.D is an educator, comedy writer, and game show host from Easton who has spent the last 10 years focusing on education during the day and comedy at night. Her education career includes classroom, administration, and non-profit experience. Her comedy career consists of performing, producing, or directing over 57 virtual and live comedy shows plus creating and hosting Friend, Family, Follower: The Comedy Game Show. Dr. Hankerson is an active member of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, as well as the National Association for Multicultural Education, and she earned a Doctorate in Education from Drexel University. Her active research agenda focuses on combining education and comedy to facilitate employee engagement, talent development, and workplace learning.

Venue Information
Olympus Digital Imaging Classroom
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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