Instructor: Tom Beckett
School: Cleveland H.S.
School year: 2013-14
Course number: 1119PP
Course title: Play Production
Subject: FA-CTE/Arts/World Lang Yr 3
Grade level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1
Course description:
Students will be instructed on the elements and principles of stagecraft and design for theatre. Students will receive hands-on experience in stagecraft training. Primary units of instruction will be: costuming, publicity/promotion, lighting, sound, and set construction. Hands-on opportunities in each of the primary units will be offered to students through helping in the design and creation of technical facets of the extra-curricular theatre program at Cleveland.
Prerequisites:
None
Standards and final proficiencies:
·Expressing design choices in a verbal and physical manner.
·Understand and be able to articulate the elements and principles of design.
·Be able to create a 2-D and/or 3-D representation of designs.
·Understand the organization and areas of design for theatre.
·Safe and accurate use of tools in the Cleveland scene shop.
·Safe and accurate use of lighting and sound equipment.
Schedule of topics/units covered:
Set Design, Sound Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Painting, Publicity and Promotion, and Set Construction.
Academic vocabulary:
District adopted materials:
No district materials used
Supplemental resources:
Units of study will also be augmented with supplementary readings provided by the instructor
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...)

Differentiated assignments
Compacting curriculum
Higher order thinking and questioning strategies
Independent research/research project
Cluster/flexible grouping
Individual instruction
Extension activities
Learning style emphasis
Career-related learning experiences (CRLEs):
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Project-based Learning
ODE Essential Skills and related Work Samples:
Assessment/evaluation/grading policy:
Grades are based on a percentage basis (90% and above is an A, 80% and above is a B, etc.), and will include participation, completion of assignments, unit tests and projects. Stagecraft requires a student to participate in all activities in order to learn. A student will be graded on their participation and effort in all activities.Journal Entries will be done in class every Friday. A minimum of one half page per entry. Each entry will be worth 10 points.Late Work:Journal Entries may be up to one week late and still receive half credit (5 points).Anything past one week will not be accepted.Written Assignments and Design Projects turned in late will go down one letter grade every day that they are late. Keep in mind that this means from the original grade. So an, ‘A’ one day late would receive a ‘B’.
Behavioral expectations:
Students are expected to adhere to all Cleveland High School rules and policies. Students will also be expected to follow the classroom ground rules and work to protect classroom civil rights.Classroom Ground Rules 1. Conduct yourself in a safe manner and be healthy 2.Do not disturb the class 3.No Damaging other people or there property 4.Be here to learn and listen 5.Tell the truth
Classroom Civil Rights
Because you are present and participating in class, you have the right to: 1.Learn 2.Belong 3. Hear and be heard 4. Compassionate treatment 5.Be safe
Students it is important that you know and think about these rights (they will always be posted)
Act to make sure you have them and respect them for others
Safety issues and requirements:
Before students use any equipment in the scene shop or auditorium, they will be required to complete a safety workshop taught by the instructor. Should the student be absent on the day of the workshop, it is the student’s responsibility to make up the training during tutorial period on Wednesday afternoons. Students will need to pass a safety test on all tools and equipment before being used.

Approved by Juanita Valder on 11/4/2013.