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  • 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

  • Learning Earth’s Processes Through Movement

    Melli Hoppe

    Science

    Teachers of grades 3-6 will learn how to deepen their students’ understanding of the Earth’s processes using simple choreographic principles such as space, time, force, and motion.

    *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: 300

    Three-hour workshop: $563

  • Lifting Together: Building Strong Writers Through Storytelling Collaborations

    Bob Sander

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

    Good writing is built on strong storytelling skills. Teachers of grades 3-7 learn a collaborative approach that enables their students to be confident writers. By experiencing both the roles of student/storyteller and teacher/facilitator, they gain a new insight on how their students can “lift together” to turn basic story elements into new creations.

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

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

    Three-hour workshop: $576

  • Making Creative Books – For Teachers

    Bonnie Stahlecker

    Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Language Arts Life Skills

    Bonnie will provide a hands-on workshop on bookmaking in this one or two hour session. This includes information, instructions, and resources for teachers to help students successfully complete book projects. Completion of this workshop is recommended before a residency. Adults only.

    • Grades: K-23-5Educators
    • Length: 60 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    Limit 35 teachers per session.
    One-hour workshop: $200
    Materials fee: $25 per workshop

  • Math in Your Feet – For Teachers

    Malke Rosenfeld

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Health & Wellness Life Skills Math Patterns & Sequence Physical Education Problem Solving Teamwork

    Math in Your Feet professional development workshops are active and hands-on, empowering teachers to learn and teach the movement, rhythm and math aspects of this program. These workshops are for classroom teachers of grades 3-6 and PE and music specialists. K-2 teachers will find the material adaptable for the younger grades.

    Learn how to: use simple foot-based dance patterns to orient students in space; apply problem solving strategies to the choreographic process;  challenge students to learn and apply principles of transformation and symmetry to dance patterns; infuse your classroom with math vocabulary used in context; help students communicate their creative work using written reflections, word studies, graphs, symbols, and maps.

    Detailed workshop packet and PDF of all classroom materials provided.

    • Grades: K-23-5Educators
    • Length: 180 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    Available as the full experience in two three-hour sessions: $1,126
    Or a single three-hour session: $563
    Mileage from Bloomington, IN additional

  • Poetry in the Classroom

    Bonnie Maurer

    Communication Creative Writing Flexible Themes Language Arts Life Skills Poetry

    Bonnie Maurer will provide a hands on workshop involving her strategies for creating poetry in the classroom. Teachers will participate by exploring their own responses to the exercise examples. Completion of this workshop is recommended before a residency.

    • Grades: Educators
    • Length: 120 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    Two-hour workshop: $175

  • The Power of Listening: Practical Skills to Resolve Conflict and Facilitate Classroom Discussion

    Len Mozzi

    Communication Life Skills

    Listening is one of a teacher’s most powerful tools. The art of listening encourages students to speak more clearly and authentically and empowers teachers to connect to their students with understanding and empathy. In this workshop, teachers will explore and practice both active listening and empathetic listening through theater exercises, simulations, and large and small group discussions. Teachers then apply those skills to resolve conflict between students and encourage productive classroom discussions.

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

    • Grades: Educators
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    Three-hour workshop: $563