Looking for strategies to capture student interest and community support to join an ISTA festival?
Show the video below - created by students for students - in your drama classes or in a school assembly to pump up interest for ISTA.
This infographic below produced by the International Schools Theater Association shares practical things that teachers have done to build and maintain participation in ISTA festivals throughout the years.
Check-out the list and see which strategies may work wonders for your community.
Students from the International School of Beijing share about ISTA
How do you make the festival experience even more special for your students? Book a fun trip, tour or experience in the city that you will visit. Check-out this Disney Challenge!
MS ISTA students perform drama exercises all around Disney, Hong Kong.
Students love ISTA! It's one of the most transformative drama experiences that they have in a school year.
Though our school had to withdraw from this year's festival hosted by Bali Island School due to the coronavirus outbreak, we look forward to joining a festival again next school year and hope to perhaps meet you and your students at some point of our ISTA journey.
How can we create playful experiences for young children that are purposeful and productive?
A team of ISTA theater artists and educators flew into Singapore from Brussels, Beijng, Los Angeles, Sydney, New Zealand and the UK to converge at an ISTA lower primary school festival hosted by Rachael Mweti of Nexus International School. They transformed the auditorium into the Enchanted Woods utilizing a play-based model shared by Artistic Director, Debra Kidd that ignited the children’s imagination through inquiry, iterative, interactive and active experiences.
“The goal of the festival is to create a joyful and playful experience for the students that they can also share with their parents,” shared Debra who has a doctorate in education and is the author of three books on education and creativity.
Top Ten Tips for Purposeful and Productive Play