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WINNER!

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
Gold Seal Award
 
"Wonderful passion and enthusiasm."
"Great workshop!"
"Best class in the whole conference."
"could be a keynote"
"Great ideas for small spaces & budget crunched organizations."
 
  -The National After School Association

Workshops

Dive Into Drama 1
This introductory swim through the miraculous process of drama, will give you the tools you need to instantly start an awesome after school drama program. You will learn how to help your students focus their attention, work together as a team and exercise the social skills necessary to practice living life. Drama is not about winning or being right; it is about creating and working together.

The fundamental elements of drama, field-tested classroom management techniques, and easily applicable lesson plans are all addressed through group participation and a multi-media presentation. Tips are provided for putting on a show that will foster the support of parents without stressing the staff and students. This workshop is not only informative; it is great fun!

From preschool children discovering themselves and their world to adolescents searching for validation of their identity, to adults rediscovering the ability to play, drama is how we attempt to understand our human experience.


Workshops by Sherry (Boo) Capers
Sherry (Boo) Capers was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She attended The University of North Texas from 1969 to 1973 when she graduated with a degree in education and speech and drama. After a year of performing professionally, she started teaching with the Dallas Independent School District where she proposed and implemented a very successful creative drama program. Realizing the value and importance of creative drama in the development of children, she resigned her position in 1979 and turned what had been a part-time program called CAPERS FOR KIDS®, INC. into a career. Boo has been profiled in The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Child Magazine, and The North Texan.

An “Outstanding Alumni” award, from the University of North Texas, was presented to Boo in 1999 for her innovative work in the area of creative drama with children.

In 1978 few people had even heard of creative drama. Through tenacious efforts, Boo Capers has heightened the awareness not only of the subject of creative drama but the necessity of drama in the development of children. She has served on the Fine Arts Advisory Committee for the Dallas Independent School District and the Advisory Board of St. Alcuin Montessori School. She has been invited to present workshops and seminars for The National After School Association, The University of North Texas, The University of Texas at Dallas, Southern Methodist University, Richardson ISD, Dallas ISD, Ft. Worth ISD, McKinney ISD, Dallas Association for the Education of Young Children, The Orton Society for Dyslexic Children, Region 10 of the Texas Education Agency and numerous Parent Teacher Organizations.

CAPERS FOR KIDS®, INC. operates a creative arts school in a unique space designed specifically to teach classes in creative drama, visual art, and musical theatre to children from ages 3 to 15 years. In addition to the school, an outreach program provides classes in drama and visual art to twenty schools and 2,000 children throughout the Dallas area. CAPERS FOR KIDS® INC. has been profiled in The Dallas Morning News, WFAA television, Texas Monthly, Dallas Child Magazine, Dallas Family Magazine, and Dallas Life Magazine.

Boo created the Drama Decks®, winner of the Oppenhiem Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award for Best Toy of 2002. In addition to the Drama Decks®, Boo has produced a widely used multi-media CD for after school programs called DIVE INTO DRAMA.

©2006 Capers for Kids, Inc.