Marielle Burt is a Providence-based educator who leads classes in game design and theater. Marielle teaches at City Arts, Trinity Repertory Company, The Manton Avenue Project, The Cape Verdean Community Development, PASA, and The Wilbury Theater. They also volunteer with the Providence Student Union to support Counselors Not Cops campaign. Marielle double majored in Literature and Gender/Sexuality Studies at Brown University and received a certificate in elementary education from the Relay Graduate School. They have contributed several op-eds to Chalkbeat, including a recent article about making space for students to share their pronouns.
Providence-based educator who leads classes in game design and theater
Teaches at nonprofit arts organizations, including City Arts, Trinity Repertory Company, The Manton Avenue Project, The Cape Verdean Community Development, PASA, and The Wilbury Theater
Designs escape rooms and interactive games, including Neocurations, a museum game featured by the RISD Museum
Double-majored in Literature and Gender/Sexuality Studies at Brown University
Certificate in elementary education from the Relay Graduate School
Non-binary educator and activist Marielle Burt will share their experiences discussing gender identity with students and detail steps you can take to create affirming classrooms. Teachers, school leaders, and curriculum designers will learn how to support inclusivity.
What You'll Learn
What challenges do non-binary and trans students face in the classroom?
How can you build supportive classrooms and schools?
How can you check your gender biases as a teacher?
How should you discuss chosen names and pronouns with students?
What does an inclusive, intersectional curriculum include?
How should you interact with families of LGBTQ students?
How can school leaders help non-binary and trans students?
Curator of play Marielle Burt will walk you through sure-fire techniques for utilizing games in the classroom effectively. You will learn about the power of gamification and discover how to integrate games with your classroom goals.
What You'll Learn
How can learning games foster collaboration and equitable group work?
How should you structure play to foster innovation and critical thinking?
How can you promote social-emotional learning through games?
What tips can help you use physical games as learning tools?
How can you connect games to curriculum goals?
What learning games and resources will work best in your classroom?