Nov
20
4:30 PM16:30

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Looking the Write Way: Integrating Visual Art and Poetry

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with MELANIE RICK
FOR TEACHERS of GRADES 2-8

This workshop examines a process that teaches students to look, think, feel, inquire, talk, connect, and write. Beginning with a work of art, participants discover how to deeply analyze what they see. This analysis becomes a springboard for writing. Descriptive, carefully chosen words and various poetry tools work together to create vivid images that express thoughts and feelings, while synthesizing the work of art. This work has motivated learners of all ages to view the world as artists and poets!

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If session is sold out please contact Kara Armstrong at karmstro@jccc.edu to be placed on a waiting list.

This workshop was developed in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is partially underwritten by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Committee for the Performing Arts.

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Mar
3
4:30 PM16:30

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Acting Right: Drama as a Classroom Management Strategy

with SEAN LAYNE
FOR TEACHERS of GRADES K-8

This workshop takes the foundational elements of acting such as concentration, cooperation, and collaboration and creates 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. Learn how to help students build the skills necessary to establish a sense of self-control, accountability, and teambuilding in your classroom. This workshop is recommended for any classroom based in active, social, cooperative learning.

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If session is sold out please contact Kara Armstrong at karmstro@jccc.edu to be placed on a waiting list.

This workshop was developed in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is partially underwritten by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Committee for the Performing Arts.

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Mar
4
4:30 PM16:30

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Freeze Tag Tableau: Constructing Understanding Through Sentence Stems

with SEAN LAYNE
FOR TEACHERS of GRADES K-8

Freeze Tag Tableau provides a strategy that creates tableaus that require students to be more introspective and empathetic through the use of language. Sentence stems are created by the teacher and completed by the students. The tableaus are more structured and have more of a performance “feel” than One-Minute Challenges. Freeze Tag Tableaus incorporate musical soundtracks, are created by the entire class, or individual small groups, and provide the teacher with an entry point to become comfortable taking on the role of director.

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If session is sold out please contact Kara Armstrong at karmstro@jccc.edu to be placed on a waiting list.

This workshop was developed in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is partially underwritten by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Committee for the Performing Arts.

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Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Lines and Shapes: Integrating Visual Art and Geometry

with JAMIN CARTER
FOR TEACHERS of PRE-K to 2nd GRADE

Lines and shapes, concepts central to pre K-2nd grade mathematical understanding, are also building blocks of visual art. In this workshop, explore how students can construct and demonstrate their understanding of geometry through visual art. Teachers learn the basic vocabulary for identifying and describing various types of lines and 2-D shapes in works of art and create abstract drawings and cut-paper compositions that allow all types of learners to be creative and successful. Morning Snack provided.

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If session is sold out please contact Kara Armstrong at karmstro@jccc.edu to be placed on a waiting list.

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Sep
26
4:30 PM16:30

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Rehearsal for Reality: Drama Strategies for Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

with MIRROR IMAGE ARTS
FOR TEACHERS of Grades 4th and up

Work with Mirror Image Arts, a Denver based theatre company specializing in social-emotional learning (SEL) for young people, to increase your confidence in nurturing social-emotional wellness in the classroom. Through interactive performances and workshops, Mirror Image Arts will engage teachers in their best practices through a focus on lesson plan scaffolding, quick games for SEL dialogue, and supports needed to institute SEL safely.

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If session is sold out please contact Kara Armstrong at karmstro@jccc.edu to be placed on a waiting list.

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Mar
28
4:30 PM16:30

Weather on the Move with Harlan Brownlee

Harlan Brownlee combines his training as a pilot and a choreographer to create an interactive exploration of weather for students and teachers. Participants learn strategies that relate motions of the body and elements of dance to the structure of the earth’s atmosphere, cloud formations, and the dynamic exchanges of heat and pressure that create wind and weather conditions. Teachers should wear comfortable clothes for movement.

This is a Free seminar. Please Register here.

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