Using stories and drama games, Jo teaches students how to develop and strengthen communication skills using the 4 P’s:
Pronounce (teaching kids to speak clearly)
Project (teaching kids to speak up)
Poise (teaching kids to speak confidently)
Personality (teaching kids to speak with spunk)
Students that get the 4 P’s feel better about asking and answering questions, participating in class discussions and presentations, and public speaking. A student presentation of a popular picture book is done as a culminating activity. (Grades K and up)
IMPROV WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH
Tone your creative thinking and acting skills in this fun and energizing improvisational workshop. With 30 years of teaching drama, Jo presents some challenging and quick thinking drama games designed to strengthen on-the-spot performing. Participants pair up and group up to develop unique plots and characters and thinking skills are put to the test in several zany improv exercises. Lots of laughter guaranteed!