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Toolkit 1 – Session 1: NEW! Every Voice in the Classroom

Facilitator: Alicia Like

Participants explore using the arts to create a collaborative classroom culture that honors the unique voice of every child in the room. (2.5 hrs)

*This workshop is in development; objectives forthcoming!

Toolkit 1- Session 2: Studio Habits of Mind

Facilitator: Abby Crawford 

Studio Thinking is a framework designed by practitioners at Project Zero (the research arm of Harvard’s School of Education). Out of the Studio Thinking framework comes the Studio Habits of Mind, a set of eight dispositions that an artist uses.  Participants will examine how the framework is used inside and outside of schools in curriculum planning, teaching, and assessment across arts and non-arts disciplines. (2.5 hrs)

Participants will:

  • define 8 Studio Habits of Mind
  • explore research behind the development of the SHoM framework
  • develop strategies for using the Studio Habits of Mind as a bridge between the arts and any classroom content
  • develop strategies for lesson planning using the Studio Habits of Mind

Toolkit 1- Session 3: Acting Right: Drama as a Classroom Management Strategy

Facilitator: Kassie Misiewicz

Participants will explore the foundational elements of acting such as concentration, cooperation, and collaboration and create a structured process which can become the basis for effective classroom management every day. This engaging step by step approach empowers students to take ownership of and be responsible for their own behavior. Participants learn how to help students build the skills necessary to establish a sense of self control, accountability, and teambuilding in the classroom. (5 hrs)

Participants will:

Develop a drama based classroom management strategy using:

      • The Actor’s Toolbox
      • Concentration Circles
      • Cooperation Challenges
      • One Minute Challenges

 

Toolkit 1- Session 4: How to DO IT! Planning an Arts Integrated Unit of Study

Facilitator: Susan Kopp

Participants will explore a process for planning an arts integrated unit of study with a focus on strategies for purposeful conversation, kinesthetic exploration of new vocabulary and entering the writing process through drama. (3 hrs)

Participants will:

  • define Purposeful Conversation
  • learn Purposeful Conversation protocol
  • teach vocabulary through movement
  • create a concept based rap/rhyme
  • explore assembling a topic related image set and how to use images to introduce a lesson or unit
  • create tableaus as a form of organizing information for writing (Pre-Writing)

Toolkit 2- Session 1: NEW! Finding the Story Across the Curriculum

Facilitator: Susan Kopp

Participants will develop a process for discovering story elements (such as characters/setting/conflict & resolution) across all areas the curriculum and engaging students in telling those stories to deepen comprehension. (2.5 hrs)

*This workshop is in development; objectives forthcoming!

Toolkit 2 – Session 2: Scoring the Story: Using Music to Evoke Mood, Accentuate Imagery and Create Meaning

Facilitator: Roxane McWilliams

Participants will use basic elements of music (rhythm, timbre and dynamics) to deepen the understanding of a literary piece. Participants will collaborate to create a live musical score for a simple story that accentuates literary structure, evokes mood and highlights imagery. (2.5 hrs)

Participants will:

  • define musical elements and identify how those elements work together to create context
  • create a musical score using live instrumentation to analyze specific animal behavior
  • examine how arts integrated lessons are created. Increase confidence and ability to create arts integrated lessons
  • develop a clear understanding of arts integration and how it can be used to increase student engagement and comprehension

Toolkit 2 – Session 3: Think Like a Scientist: Developing Science Practices Through Visual Art

Facilitator: Jamin Carter

In this workshop, participants explore ways to help students read visual art to develop their use of several science practices, such as careful observation, analyzing and interpreting data, and developing an explanation based on evidence. (5 hrs)

Participants will:

  • learn how to facilitate Pass the Painting in the classroom
  • learn how to guide students in making observations/descriptions of artwork and then evidence based inferences and inquiry
  • learn a process for integrating Reading Art into a specific unit of study
  • assess understanding of content through reading, describing and interpreting art as visual text
  • use Reading Art to develop the ability to ask questions and construct explanations for science, to analyze and interpret data and to engage in evidence based arguments

Toolkit 2 – Session 4: Sonic Imagination

Facilitator: Syrhea Conaway

In the workshop participants will take an exploratory approach in investigating where sound comes from, with imaginative, psychological, and branding elements that will enable participants to think in a new and expanded way. (3 hrs)

Participants will:

  • Understand the basic physics of sound
  • Identify sound cues
  • Explore the use of sound in branding
  • Explore the effects of sound on human beings

Toolkit 3 – Session 1: NEW! Intersections of Words and Movement

Facilitator: Kirven Douthit-Boyd

Participants will develop a process for using movement to build vocabulary and explore abstract concepts in the classroom. (2.5 hours)

*This workshop is in development; objectives forthcoming!

Toolkit 3 – Session 2: NEW! Finding the Story Across the Curriculum

Facilitator: Susan Kopp

Participants will develop a process for discovering story elements (such as characters/setting/conflict & resolution) across all areas the curriculum and engaging students in telling those stories to deepen comprehension. (2.5)

*This workshop is in development; objectives forthcoming!

Toolkit 3 – Session 3: Creative Flow: Increasing Reading and Writing Fluency through the Arts

Facilitator: Roxane McWilliams

In this workshop, teachers will explore a variety of hands-on teaching and learning arts strategies in creative drama, music and visual art. These strategies are designed to help deepen student learning and foster fluency in reading and writing. (5 hrs)

Participants will:

  • Increase confidence in ability to integrate the arts into classroom learning
  • Have hands on experiences teaching mini-lessons to introduce arts integrated lessons/units
  • Have hands on experiences using arts integrated strategies
  • Reflect on applying these arts integrated strategies directly in individual curriculum

Toolkit 3 – Session 4: Cut Paper Pathways

Facilitator: Jamin Carter

In this workshop, participants will build confidence in leading students through a process of using cut paper to create a visual story as inspiration for creative writing that is both sequential and descriptive. (3hrs)

Participants will:

  • understand the tools that artists use to construct an abstract visual story
  • feel confident brainstorming stories through conversation and art making
  • write unique and descriptive stories based on the artwork created.

Toolkit 4 – Session 1: Reading Art Across the Curriculum: Observe, Infer, Inquire

Facilitator: Jamin Carter

Visual art is a text that students of all reading abilities can access. This workshop introduces the language of visual art so that teachers feel confident looking, thinking, and talking about art with their students. Join us to learn about resources for building a library of images that can be used to efficiently build background knowledge, teach content, generate points of inquiry for research, and assess understandings in social studies, science, and reading. (5 hrs)

Participants will:

  • observe art, talk about art, interpret art and inquire about art
  • learn how to facilitate Pass the Painting in the classroom
  • learn how to guide students in making observations/descriptions of artwork and then evidence based inferences and inquiry
  • learn a process for using cut paper to create a visual story as inspiration for creative writing that is sequential and descriptive
  • develop a process for using conversation and art making as brainstorming tools
  • assess understanding of content through reading, describing and interpreting art as visual text

Toolkit 4 – Session 2: Observation, Inference, and the Power of Purposeful Conversation

Facilitator: Susan Kopp

In this workshop, participants will learn to use Purposeful Conversation structures in their classroom.  Purposeful Conversation democratizes the sharing of ideas and information in the classroom, while honoring and celebrating all points of view.  Additionally, we will focus on making detailed observations and inferences with regards to a set of images, and explore how we can help students recognize the difference between what they see and what they think—and how we can identify our personal biases and step beyond them. (2.5 hrs)

Participants will:

  • Learn and practice the language of Purposeful Conversation
  • Learn and practice levels of observation
  • Observe an image set with social justice themes/infer and inquire using SEE, THINK, WONDER
  • Reflect on practical application of these strategies in the classroom

 

Toolkit 4 – Session 3: Image Control

Facilitator: Cheeraz Gormon

Advertising is a powerful tool. Just as artists use the power of words and images to affect an audience, advertisers use art for commerce. Participants in this workshop will explore the effects of advertising on people while building visual and media literacy. (5.5 hrs)

Participants will:

  • define advertising
  • increase understanding of how advertising affects individuals
  • examine perception of self and others and the effect of those perceptions on relating to self and others
  • analyze images
  • image and explore empowering images

 

 

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