The Summer Institute is a research-based comprehensive pedagogical exploration and immersion training experience in the use of Drama-Based Pedagogy across the curriculum. The 2018 JMU Summer Institute is focused on arts integration for elementary teachers. This three-day intensive program provides an opportunity for educators and working professional from across the country to gather and explore the power of learning in and through the arts. Continuing Education Credit is available.

During the Institute, participants will:

  • Receive a copy of the new Drama-Based Pedagogy book.
  • Explore drama-based pedagogy specific to grade levels.
  • Work in professional learning communities to dialogue and reflect.
  • Develop and redefine arts-integrated curricula.
  • Experience and facilitate arts-integration lessons.
  • Access the Drama-Based Pedagogy Network (online).
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Program Fee: $275

CEUs are available for an additional fee of $25.00.


K - 2nd Grade Teachers

July 9-11, 2018
Monday - Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Register K-2nd Now


3rd - 6th Grade Teachers

July 16-18, 2018
Monday - Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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This was worthwhile and engaging professional development. I recommend it to other teachers.” – South River Elementary, Grottos, VA 

Wonderful, fun, engaging ways to teach young children of all abilities!” – South River Elementary, Grottos, VA 

I loved seeing all the ways we can apply kinesthetic learning in the classroom to get students engaged.” – South River Elementary, Grottos, VA 

Lots of great, meaningful strategies that can be used immediately in my classroom! The group interaction and play made the content of your presentation memorable and fun!” –Stonespring Elementary, Harrisonburg, VA

Thank you for brining ideas that we can use immediately in the classroom.” –Stonespring Elementary, Harrisonburg, VA

Facilitated by arts integration and drama specialist Joshua Streeter (Assistant Professor of Theatre Education at James Madison University) and presented in Partnership with Drama for Schools (University of Texas at Austin). 

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