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  • “Who Are You?” by e.e. cummings

    Bonnie Maurer

    21st Century Skills Communication Creative Writing Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading

    Students will study the poet e.e. cummings and his fun loving play with words: mOOn, for example. Students will learn about his children’s poem, “Who are you,” and create a portrait-poem of a family member in the spirit of the poet. This workshop can be used to write about insects and animals as well.

    • Grades: K-2
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75
  • 1 Seuss, 2 Seuss: A Pair of Programs

    Will Gould

    Communication Critical Thinking Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading U.S. History & Culture World History & Culture

    K-3rd: Ted I’ve Read
    Beginner Books (times 4) prove that Seuss is no bore! Faithful pachyderm sitting, hopped pop, tooth book & participatory mooing all with an acting point of view, because reading should be fun for students and you!

    4-6th: WWII and Dr. Seuss, Too
    Find out how Dr. Seuss’s experiences as an officer in WWII changed children’s literature forever. A dictating turtle and Whos with small voices will help your students think about history and what influences writers and actors.

    • Grades: K-23-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 300
    Single: $288 Double: $576
  • 21st Century Story Creation with Puppetry

    Adzooks Puppets

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Teamwork

    Students will create puppet muses and explore conflict resolution to empower the design of characters and plots as they imagine producing their own books and movies in the future.

    • Grades: 3-56-8
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 300

    5-day: $875
    Materials: $25 per class
    Mileage from Martinsville, IN additional

  • African Dance

    Ronne Stone

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Health & Wellness Life Skills Physical Education Teamwork

    Students will join the artist on a journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea learning cultural traditions of song and dance along the way.  With the use of body movement, students will explore the elements of rhythm, shape, space, force/energy, patterns, and stories.

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 90 min
    • Audience Limit: 20
    Single: $150
  • Art and Architecture: Residential Planning

    Next Great Architects

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Life Skills Math Patterns & Sequence Teamwork Technology

    Students will be presented with two-dimensional rooms to configure their own unique floor plan. Students will learn spatial problem solving, design exploration and application of imagination. In multiple sessions students will expand their designs to include furniture and/or site planning.

    • Grades: 3-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Double: $75 Materials: 30
  • Arts for Learning Lessons

    AFL Signature Residencies

    21st Century Skills Communication Creative Writing Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading Teamwork

    This ground-breaking literacy curriculum blends the creativity and discipline of the arts with cutting-edge learning science to raise student achievement in reading and writing.

    Unit 1: Character Clues in Action! tableau & point of view

    Unit 2: Graphic Story Adventures graphic novel & visualization

    Unit 3: Everyday Heroes collage & synthesizing

    Unit 4: Planting a Community music & inference

    Unit 5: Words in Motion poetry, dance, & vocabulary

    These Units are designed for teachers with little or no arts experience or background. Anyone can learn these dynamic artsintegration techniques!

    *National program developed in collaboration by the University of Washington and Young Audiences, Inc.

    • Grades: K-23-5Educators
    • Length: 180 min
    • Audience Limit: 300

    Three-hour workshop, 25 teacher limit, starting at: $563

  • Bringing Math Story Problems to Life Through Puppetry

    Adzooks Puppets

    Communication Life Skills Math Problem Solving

    This three-hour teacher workshop offers a step-by-step strategy for using hand puppetry to teach students to understand and visualize math story problems. Participants will learn to use simple ball and glove puppet pantomime skits to increase their ability to turn equations into story problems, transform story problems into equations, and be more likely to achieve accurate solutions. Puppetry makes math fun!

    *Developed in collaboration with the Kennedy Centers Partners in Education Program at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University.

    • Grades: K-23-5Educators
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    Three-hour workshop: $531
    Mileage from Martinsville, IN additional

  • Bullying: Behind the Scenes

    Sapphire Theatre Company

    Anti-Bullying Communication Health & Wellness Life Skills

    This highly interactive workshop gives students a real-life look at what to do with bullies in school. Two actors will teach theater techniques as students learn what to do and say when tension and conflict arise during bullying behaviors.

    • Grades: 3-56-8
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $150 Multiple: $125
  • Capturing Human Presence through Photography

    William Rasdell

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Environmental Life Skills Science Teamwork

    Students will study and describe the impact of the human presence on the earth’s natural environment considering both the positive and negative aspects. They will be divided into two groups representing each side of the issue, and both groups will produce a photo slideshow presentation defending their perspective.

    • Grades: 3-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    5-day: $438
    Materials: $25 per classroom (if artist supplies students with cameras)