Out of the Baker Idea Institute and renowned theater director Paul Baker’s multi-sensory strategies comes a powerful world premiere, hard 2 spel dad, penned by DCT’s award-winning resident playwright, Linda Daugherty, along with dyslexia expert, Mary Rohde Scudday. This in-depth exploration of learning differences will continue DCT’s dedication to illuminating the challenges facing adolescents, offering enlightening post show discussions for students, educators and parents.
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Dallas Children’s Theater establishes Baker Idea Institute
The Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) recently announced the establishment of the Baker Idea Institute (BII), which will bring together individuals from the education, business and arts sectors to discuss and explore the value of “creative ideas” and their application to real-life and business scenarios. Named after renowned theater director and Baylor and Trinity University professor Dr. Paul Baker, BII will draw upon Baker’s acclaimed multi-sensory teaching techniques to empower community members with problem solving skills and creativity-exploration exercises during a series of thematic symposia, led by international keynote speakers.
Currently residing near Gonzales, Texas, 97-year-old Dr. Baker is the founder of the Dallas Theater Center (DTC) and founding principal of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. His unique approach to learning has been in use at DCT and Booker T. Washington since the late 1970’s. His daughter and protégé, Robyn Baker Flatt, later applied her father’s unique learning approach and began teaching it as part of the core curriculum in the Dallas public elementary school system 17 years ago. Because Dr. Baker’s technique employs visual, auditory and kinetic interaction, rather than just passive listening, it has been used successfully to train business leaders, playwrights, architects, novelists and every discipline in between. Dr. Baker’s methodologies work with the five senses, making it easy to translate the curriculum to groups with various skill levels and language abilities allowing them to come together to address global issues.
Source: Dallas Children’s Theater