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H ello! I am excited to welcome you to this enriching publication, for which I am happy to serve as a guest contributor. As a former teacher, I understand the importance of engaging students in your lessons and leading them down a path that will ultimately motivate them to be inspired by what they’re learning in the classroom. It is a difficult but rewarding task, and one I am very passionate about. Without the guidance and encouragement I received from my teachers as a boy I would never have discovered a creative outlet for my energies, and for that I am grateful. In this magazine you’ll find an article where I talk about the importance of research, a component of study that can often seem tedious to students. Through this article I explain just how important, and positively thrilling, it can be to do research — to look at things on a deeper level — and just how necessary it is to any field of study. As someone who works in the creative realm, research has been crucial to my success. I hope that by exploring this topic with me you’ll find a few ways to convey the importance of truly immersing oneself into a place, idea or subject. And hopefully your students will find it every bit as thrilling as I do! Joe Joe Rohde Senior Vice President and Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering Guest Contributor E ducation is what made us who we are today. More than that, it continues to define us every day as we learn, grow, change and stretch. We are always in the process of learning. We are truly eternal students. As an adjunct professor at Columbia University, education is something I’m intensely passionate about. Teachers have been some of the most influential people in my life. At a very young age I developed a love for theatre and, today, I continue to see the impact that theatre has on the lives of young people. This is why I developed a licensing program with Music Theatre International to make select Disney theatrical titles available for performance in schools and amateur theatres throughout the world, and also why I continue to mentor high school students through the Theatre Development Fund. Regardless of what field of study a student pursues, or what industry they want to enter, I believe that a good education is the key to success. Education is what drives us forward, helps us to flourish and ignites the desire to pursue our passions. Thomas Schumacher Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Productions Guest Contributor Thomas Connect With Us Join our social communities to connect with other educators and instructors and gain access to Disney inspired resources. Facebook.com/DisneyEducation Facebook.com/DisneyPerformingArts Youtube.com/DisneyYouth N extra credit | 5 http://www.Facebook.com/DisneyEducation http://www.Facebook.com/DisneyPerformingArts http://www.Youtube.com/DisneyYouth

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Disney Extra Credit - Fall 2013

Disney Extra Credit - Fall 2013
Contents
Welcome
Walt Disney, Educator
Career Spotlight
A Touching Reunion
Engineering for Today
Career Spotlight
Research and Storytelling
Center Stage
Disney Dreamers Academy
The Path to Newsies
Creativity in the Classroom
Educational Field Trips
Inspiring Through Theatre
Festival Disney Turns 10
New Learning Opportunities
The Visual Musicians
Beyond the Bright Lights
Music Education Excellence
Focus on the Future
Poetic License
Spotlight On: The Disney Honors
Disney Performing Arts Alumni
Mickey’s Education Adventure
Disney Performing Arts Opportunities
Disney Youth Education Series Opportunities
Students Get the “Scoop”
The Fundamentals of Finance
Advertisers and Thank You
Travel Planner Honors
Mickey’s Mind Teasers

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