Video Clips of Drama in Action
Here are links to both a selection of videos documenting my work and to a series of google sites that offer more in-depth information and examples of programs, projects and ongoing endeavors.  Enjoy!

Engaging young English Language Learners through drama
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Integrating Drama, a collection of videos demonstrating effective ways to incorporate drama into the classroom: Click Here (inactive)

JNJIE Performances devised and staged with members of a youth organization in the Marshall Islands: Click Here

Kelin in India, examples of theatre and education work across India: Click Here

Theatrefest, a project of HTY featuring original plays by young playwrights performed by teen-aged actors: Click Here

Kelin Storytelling, my own storytelling performances: Click Here

Additional video clips of my teaching work can be seen at the PREL (Pacific Resources for Education and Learning) website: Click Here.

In Our Own Words: Drama with Young English Language Learners
An introduction to the In Our Own Words project which through which mixed proficiency English Language Learners engaged in playbuilding to: a) increase facility with communication skills; b) develop capacity for cooperative learning and risk-taking; c) increase understanding of theatre as an effective medium for communicating ideas; and d) develop ability to dramatize stories. Both student quotes and research

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The December 7, 1941 Project documentary
The December 7, 1941 Project: A documentary of an oral history project conducted by HTY at Wahiawa Elementary school. 4th and 5th grade students conducted interviews with local residents who were children the morning of Dec. 7 and then created performances of the stories they collected.  The documentary traces the entire project.

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Island Spirit, Island Song: The EPIC Project
Island Spirit, Island Song: The EPIC Project. A performance project featuring Hawaii teens of Chuukese and Marshallese ethnicity, a few of whom were deaf as well.  The stories, songs and dances are from those two cultures.

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Faking Death for Love
Faking Death for Love. A devised commedia play, created and performed by Downtown College Prep students, San Jose. Part of my Montalvo Teaching Artist fellowship.

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Creative Collaborations on Maui
Creative Collaborations on Maui. Using Drama as a teaching tool in the inclusion classroom. Maui Arts & Cultural Center collaborations from August through November 2012.

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Drama Based Instruction: UT-Austin
Drama-Based Instruction. A series of videos produced by the Drama for Schools program at UT-Austin presenting a range of approaches and strategies for integrating drama work in the classroom.

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“Dan is a gifted instructor who enables both teachers and students to start slow and feel comfortable and successful in the process”

3rd grade reading teacher