iYouth Conference 2014: Bringing Theatre into the Classroom

Enjoy another look at one of our fabulous panels at the iYouth Conference 2014 on Saturday, February 8th.  For a complete listing of all the sessions and presenters, take a look at our Tumblr page here.  To find more information about tickets, check out the page here.  Since we recently received generous support form the UW HUB, Wells Fargo, and the UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate, we have been able to reduce the price of admission to $35.00 with lunch or $25.00 without for professionals. For students, the cost is $20.00 with lunch or $10.00 without! 

Come sample the work of a consortium of theatre organizations and their work to help integrate theatre into everyday classroom curriculum. This workshop will give you a taste of the exercises and lesson plans we provide to teachers and the one on one work in the classroom that accompanies all of our curriculum. Exercises will include classroom management tools, enhancement to literacy skills, comprehension, and integration throughout content areas.AnnieLareauAnnie Lareau M.ED, Intertim Artistic Director, ArtsWest, Annie became the Artistic Director of ArtsWest Playhouse in West Seattle this fall after serving as Director of Touring Productions at Book-It Repertory Theatre for 9 years. Annie has also been a teaching artist for the last 20 years in the Seattle area for Seattle Children’s Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company and ArtsWest and was assistant to the professor at the University of Washington’s Professional Actors Training Program. She now specializes in working with classroom teachers to integrate theatre into classroom curriculum.

John Goddard -iYouth Webmaster


My name is John Goddard. I’m the iYouth webmaster, though I share a lot of the web mastering responsibilities with the rest of the tech-savvy members of iYouth. I’m a second-year residential MLIS student. After graduation, I would love to get a job as a teen services librarian at a public library but would enjoy working with younger kids as well. I’m interested in how youth engage and learn with technology, how libraries can help young people create rich digital content, and generally how to keep (or make) libraries cool, innovative, and enlightening places to be. I currently work at Suzzallo-Allen Libraries in the Media Center and Circulation departments. I’m also doing a teen/adult services DFW at the Capitol Hill Branch of the Seattle Public Library.

I love camping, hiking, cooking elaborate meals, and listening to music of all kinds. I live in Seattle’s U-District with my girlfriend, Shannon.