Teaching/Instruction

Autumn is certified to teach English (6-12) in the Florida public school system and has taught English/World Literature in the International Baccalaureate Program at Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Florida.  Prior to teaching in the IB Program, she taught English as a Foreign Language at Naha Senior High School and at the middle school level for Yaeyama Board of Education in Okinawa, Japan while on the JET Program.

Autumn is currently an instructor of English Composition and Research Methods at UNLV, where she is a graduate student in the MFA Creative Writing program.

She has experience teaching ESL Conversational English lessons and was the Coordinator of Academics/Head Teacher for the English Language Center summer school at University of California-Santa Barbara in 2016.  She has taught and tutored both children and adults in ESL with a focus on conversation as well as writing.

Autumn has taught theater and performance workshops at the St. Petersburg Public Library in Florida and Hiyamikachi Cultural School in Japan. She is able to offer workshops in devising original movement theater and site-specific performance to adults and children.

Some examples of coursework she has designed and taught:

Introduction to Physical Theater

Taught at ひやみかち学校 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan (2013-2014)

This class is geared for beginners and is open to anyone, regardless of prior experience or language ability.  The class will be taught in English, with some Japanese.  Both languages are welcome and both Japanese and non-Japanese are encouraged to attend.  The classes will be centered around games and exercises to loosen the body, and activities centered around movement and physical expression.  We will explore miming, clowning, simple dance/choreographic phrases (no prior dance training is required), and creating group scenarios through physical expression.  The only requirement is that you’re able to move your body without any problems.
What is Physical Theater:  Physical theater is a type of theater that emphasizes physical expression to tell a story.  Some forms of physical theater include: mime, clowning, the teachings of Jacques Lecoq, Poor Theater of Jerzy Grotowski, tanztheater (Pina Bausch), Viewpoints, SITI, etc.
Self-Expression Using Theater Methods
Taught at ひやみかち学校 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan (2013-2014)
Using both English language texts and improvisation in English, participants become more comfortable with conversational English without feeling inhibited to use it.  The class is collaborative and supportive of all levels of English language ability, though prior English experience makes the activities easier to engage in.   The students will create scene work, participate in improvisation games, and perform skits and short plays for each other.
For more information:  PDF leaflet of classes

 

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