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ERIC Number: EJ976485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
Bringing Language to Life: Quest's TheatreBridge Enhances Learning in Class
McCarty, Tim; Delk, Linda
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v13 p58-62 2012
In math, students and teachers toss tennis balls. In science, students become rain, hail, sleet, and snow. In language arts, students maneuver their bodies into related positions and hold into a frieze they call "tableau." The students and teachers are part of TheatreBridge, a four-year model demonstration and dissemination program lead by Quest Visual Theatre, a nonprofit company based in Lanham, Maryland. Activities from TheatreBridge feel like play, but whether the students are in math, science, or language arts, the learning from TheatreBridge is deeply serious. TheatreBridge applies the principles and strategies of visual theatre to classroom instruction. By applying visual theatre modalities and strategies, TheatreBridge supports visually- and kinesthetically-based instruction that is culturally appropriate for deaf and hard of hearing students. It creates a learning environment that is more fully accessible to deaf students, consequently laying a foundation for success in school.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland