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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
  • Come and Be My Friend

    Bonnie Maurer

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

    At every age friendship is a topic of concern to us. What kind of friend are you? What would you include in your oath of friendship? What do you wish for you and your friend? How would you invite a friend to come be your friend? We will Read ancient and modern poems inspired by these questions as well as discuss some of the techniques poets use. Students will compose a friendship poem of their own.

    • Grades: K-23-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75
  • Comic Books for Comprehension

    Jingo M. de La Rosa

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Language Arts Life Skills Reading

    Students will create their own page of a comic book that illustrates a descriptive sentence. By dissecting the nouns, verbs, and adjectives of the sentence, students will draw interesting illustrations from their own imagination.

    • Grades: 3-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75 Materials: $10
  • Math Art Festival

    Malke Rosenfeld

    21st Century Skills Critical Thinking Life Skills Math Patterns & Sequence Problem Solving Teamwork

    All the fun of a festival designed for the school day! During the Math Art Festival students have hands-on experiences with math-informed art making including visual art and dance. Each activity station includes an example project and the materials needed for children to independently create their own unique versions. While they build, sort, create, draw, fold and cut, students explore the mathematical ideas of pattern units, attributes, multiples, symmetrytransformation, spatial reasoning, and structural relationships.

    • Grades: K-23-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 100
    Single: $170 Multiple: $150 Materials: 50/day

    Minimum 3 workshops per day; Maximum 5

  • Recipe for an Emcee

    Tony Styxx

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

    Using a high energy spoken-word approach to poetry, students will collectively write a hip-hop inspired poem as well as write some of their own poetry lines. Students will learn about using interesting adjectives, adverbs, and similes to enhance their writing. After writing short poetry the students will have an opportunity to recite their work in a cipher train activity.

    • Grades: 3-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75
  • Sounds of Change: Songwriting and Environmental Activism (Limited Availability)

    Bobbie Lancaster (Limited Availability)

    Environmental

    Students will incorporate their knowledge of environmental issues, and the theme chosen by their teacher, to write an original protest/activist song. They will be briefly introduced to segments of protest songs from different eras in American History, and how those songs were instrumental in uniting the masses and bringing change to society. This will lead to them brainstorming on environmental issues and categorizing the ideas into related groups to create their own protest song.

    • Grades: 3-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    School provides: dry erase board & markers/Promethean board/blackboard & chalk
    Artist provides: laptop, large mobile note pad
    Students need: notepad & writing utensil

    **For a multi-class residency, each class will contribute to a whole song creating a school or grade level anthem

  • Getting Personal: Life Stories from the Great Outdoors

    Bob Sander

    Environmental

    This workshop provides an opportunity to remember, focus, assemble, then present with clarity and force a personal narrative about our own outdoor experience(s). Using modeling by the presenter, student stories will join the genre of Nature writers that includes Aldo Leopold, John Muir, Rachel Carson, and Henry David Thoreau. The students will work in pairs in the creation process and present individually in front of the class and gather feedback from peers.

    • Grades: 3-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    5-day: Call for pricing.

  • 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)

  • Creative Movement & Digital Game Design

    Shawn Whistler

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Life Skills

    Students will get hands-on with the computer software GameMaker with step-by-step instructions on how to begin creating their own video game. Interwoven throughout the residency are lessons in creative movement and the relationship between action/reaction in real life and in a video game.  *Mobile laptop lab can be provided

    • Grades: 6-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    5-day: $438

  • Once Upon a Time: Staging new Fairy Tales

    Sapphire Theatre Company

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Environmental Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Reading Science Teamwork

    What if the Tortoise & the Hare had to jump over trash piles and wade through polluted water?  When Pinocchio grows up and wants a boy of his own, what if there’s no more forests and no more wood? And with no wood, how will the 3 Pigs rebuild?  In this residency, students will explore Fairy Tale characters of yesterday as they encounter the environmental issues of today.

    • Grades: 3-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    5-day: $438