Paula Cizmar: Multimedia: Inside & Outside a Playwriting Classroom
Multimedia Inside & Outsidethe ClassroomTeaching with Technology Conference 2013:Learning in MotionTech Ideas from Paula Cizmar’s THTR 365 class
Media use rampant--but only for socializingCollaborationCollaboration limited/revisionscompromisedPaper inflicting a deadly stranglehold on thewriting classStagnation in thinking about the art formCrisis of resourcesThe Situation:which, of course, includes the death of metaphor and the threat of global climate change...
The ChallengeRemember that this is the 21st centuryEnhance collaborationImprove writing and rewriting skillsSave paperRevive metaphor, create works of significance,risk new formsPLUSExplore ways to continue class in case of campus shutdown
What I’ve Learned• the attempt to incorporate technology challenges me to striveto keep rethinking how i teach and how i view the theatre• students respond to both the environmental protectionelement as well as the opportunity to imagine the future ofthe art form• the line between offering enough training/guidance in the useof tech and allowing enough room for imagination andinnovation is often hard to distinguish• some things work and some things don’t...