Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Nina Mengali
Method: Online (PDS)
Sponsor: AU Columbus Center
Center Offered: CPD

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide teaching tools to educators who are interested in creative drama in the classroom through the utilization of improvisation as a pedagogical teaching strategy. Through improvisations, the participants will expand the possibilities for students to develop imagination and become complex thinkers, grow as independent and creative thinkers, develop ideas within a group through cooperation and collaboration, build social awareness, develop better habits of speech, and help build self-confidence. Participants will engage students in multiple improvisational exercises and create and implement a lesson plan that integrates improvisational creative drama into a core subject area. This is a 6-week online class and can be entered at any time prior to Aug. 11, 2018.  Please contact Nina Mengali at


Blackboard Access: This class is housed on Blackboard.  After registering, please wait 12-24 hours.  Go to "MYAU"  at the top of our home page  Click on the arrow, then Blackboard.  Your username and password is the same as Web Advisor.  If you need to establish an account on Web Advisor, please go here.  If further assistance is needed, please call our office at (614)794-4850.


If you are paying by check please complete the registration form at: /founders/professional-development-services/pds-registration-form  Mail the completed registration with payment to the address listed on the form.  If you are using an Ashland University tuition voucher worth $166.00 please include this with your registration. Please direct questions about this process to


Cost: $550
Timespan of Course:
August 28, 2017 to August 30, 2018
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Monday, August 28, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Location of Meeting: 
Course Number: EDU*6160*F2
Academic Term: 18/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 2.00
Subject: EDU