Professional Development: Arts Integration Tools for Teachers
Arts Integration: Explore the Definition & Apply Through Story Development
Instructor: Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Judy Thibault Klevins
Recommended for educators of grades K-12
Maximum number of workshop participants: 30
The first half of the workshop will focus on arts integration—what it is and what it isn’t—through presentation, discussion and participation. The second half will focus on a specific strategy that teachers can immediately apply in the classroom.
Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration
Many of the Kennedy Center’s professional development offerings are based on a philosophy and practice of teaching called arts integration. So what is arts integration? This session unpacks the Kennedy Center’s definition and gives you the opportunity to uncover the characteristics of quality integration. In addition, the session includes your participation in an arts-integrated lesson and examines how arts-integrated instruction aligns with current learning principles and best practice.
Helping Students Develop and Tell Their Stories: A Powerful Path to Literacy and Empathy
In the second half of the workshop, participants explore a process that teaches students how to choose appropriate topics, structure a story, and use simple sketching and writing to organize, revise, and appreciate their own and others’ stories. In addition, speaking, listening, and empathy skills are introduced that will serve students throughout their lives. This strategy was developed for grades 3-8; it can easily be adapted for grades 2-12.
|PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT||Recommended Teachers’ Grades||Day||Date||Time|
|Acting Right: Drama as a Classroom Management Strategy||Grades K-8||M||11/28/16||8:30am- 11:30am|
|Motivating the English Language Learner Through Drama||Grades K-5||M||1/23/17||8:30am-3:30pm*|
|Reaching Students with Autism Through the Arts: Implications for Inclusive Arts Classrooms
||Music, Visual Art, Dance and Theater, all grades||Tu||2/28/17||8:30am- 11:30am|
|Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies Through Visual Art
All workshops are held at Sonoma County Office of Education.
For more information about Professional Development, please email Tracy Sawyer, Education & Outreach Manager, or call 707.800.7529.