Instructor: Tom Beckett
School: Cleveland H.S.
School year: 2013-14
Course number: 1117ASL
Course title: IB Theatre SL 1-2
Subject: FA-CTE/Arts/World Lang Yr 3
Grade level(s): 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1
Course description:
IB Theatre is a prescribed curriculum that involves three areas of study: Theatre in the Making, Theatre in The World, and Theatre in History. For anyone intersted in an in depth knowledge of the curriculum visit www.ibo.org.
Prerequisites:
Two years of Drama, 1-2,3-4
The program is a mandatory two year process for diploma status.
Standards and final proficiencies:
Students must be willing to read the IB Theatre Journal and commit to a two year program that is outlined in detail. The standards are as follows for IB Learners:
1. Inquiry: All students must have a desire to inquire into theater as a subject, have a passion and demonstrate it.
2. Students must use local and global resources to learn and understand the world in all its complexity.
3. Students must think critically and creatively and appreciate that one may be the function of another.
4. Students must respect the the dignity of other individuals, groups and communities and demonstrate this throughout their learning.
5. Students be open-minded and aware of alternate ideas and actively explore them at the expense of one's own ideas.
6. Students must be risk takers and to work for their convictions.
7. Students must seek intellectual and emotional balance in their learning.
8. Students must strive to become mature enough to distinguish personal strengths and weaknesses.

Students must demonstrate all the criteria listed above which will be assessed through the testing process. Each student is given a list of projects to complete including:
Writing a play
Performing in at least one production
Technical Theater Assignments
Theatre History Projects
Play Analysis Projects
Collaborative Creative PRocess Assignments
Schedule of topics/units covered:
1st quarter: Theater in the World: Research Investigation into world theater styles. Playwriting and Dramaturgy.
2nd Quarter: Theater in the Making. Preproduction, play proposals and marketing.
3rd Quarter: Theater in Production. Design, rehearsal and performance.
4th Quarter: Going forward. Reflection, audition workshop.
Academic vocabulary:
Stimulus
Global
Empathy
Multi-cultural
Awareness
District adopted materials:
IBO Curriculum is found at www.ibo.org
Supplemental resources:
The IBO curriculum center is available to teachers for support materials. Any texts used in class are provided to the students.
Differentiation/accessibility strategies and support (TAG, ELL, SpEd, other):
The differentiation strategies used in this course are based on the evidence (data) received through multiple forms of pre, ongoing, and formative assessments. Described here are the types of assessments used and specific differentiation strategies in place to meet the needs of ALL learners (including TAG, ESL, Special Ed...)

The differentiation strategies used in this course are based on the evidence (data) received through multiple forms of pre, ongoing, and formative assessments. Described here are the types of assessments used and specific differentiation strategies in place to meet the needs of ALL learners (including TAG, ESL, Special Ed...)

Students are given regular conferences and each student's file contains the information needed to help them with their individual learning needs. All students are required to complete a specific number of projects. Students with an IEP, with any special needs including ESL, TAG, etc., are given support through the IB office
Career-related learning experiences (CRLEs):
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Project-based Learning
  • Mentorships for students
  • School-based business
ODE Essential Skills and related Work Samples:
  • Read and comprehend a variety of text
    Assessments used to assess this Essential Skill:
    Formative: Journals, discussions, quizes
    Summative: Research paper, Play proposal, Independent Project. Theory and Practice Presentation
  • Write clearly and accurately
    Assessments used to assess this Essential Skill:
    Formative: Journals
    Summative: Research paper, Play proposal, Independent Project. Theory and Practice Presentation
  • Listen actively and speak clearly
    Assessments used to assess this Essential Skill:
    Formative: Rehearsal
    Summative: Performance
  • Think critically and analytically
    Assessments used to assess this Essential Skill:
    Formative: Journals, discussions, quizes
    Summative: Research paper, Play proposal, Independent Project. Theory and Practice Presentation
Assessment/evaluation/grading policy:
The IBO organization supplies the teacher with a comprehensive test packet that each student must complete within a two year period.
The assessments are graded on a percentage scale with criteria for each aspect of the test. The criteria and all the information is listed in a guide which is given to each student in September in their junior and senior year.
Behavioral expectations:
Each student must demonstrate on a consistent basis these behaviors:
Showing respect for others
Showing up to class on time every day
Bringing relevant materials and be prepared to work
Showing progress through the work toward the designated goal
Safety issues and requirements:
All students are required to follow safety rules in these areas:
Acting in partners or teams
Being on Stage
Working with Sets
Working with Props
Working in Groups in Movement, Dance, Technical, and equipment.

Approved by Juanita Valder on 11/4/2013.