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Remixing Frankenstein—Performing Meaning in the 21st Century
Announcing a summer fellowship for secondary teachers interested in exploring 21st century literacies through performance and the teaching of literature (open to teachers of all disciplines). Accepted teachers receive $1,000 stipend for full participation.
Performance at the Center, a new initiative at Teachers College, will bring twelve teacher fellows together with twelve high school students this summer to create a multimedia stage performance around Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. The project is a major mashup—part performance pedagogy, part remix, part transmedia storytelling, part literary studies, and part connected learning. And it is a great way for teachers to explore innovative new ways to teach literature (or any text), in a wildly creative environment.
The institute will be facilitated by a multidisciplinary team of educators. Daily scheduled workshops by visiting teaching artists will explore a range of ways to make meaning in text—from “reading Frankenstein through the camera’s lens,” to a classical dance teacher that’s facilitating a workshop around reading through body and movement.
The institute is unconventional in a number of ways, not the least of which is that students and teachers will work side-by-side for two weeks (teachers may also encourage students to apply).
During the third week after the students depart, teachers will work together to create curriculum to pilot in their classrooms in the fall.
For more information please contact: Erick Gordon @ firstname.lastname@example.org