Workshop or Tutorials
Reading the Masters: Explore a unique approach to teach reading and develop reading skills as students learn to CLOSE READ works of art and apply the elements and principles of art to these skills. The historical background of the piece and artist will add to the knowledge learners will gain from this developing curriculum. This curriculum includes reading, writing, language arts, and non-arts connections through arts integration as students study masterpieces of art.
Autism & Arts Integration: Educators, Administrators, Special Education Staff, and Parents will benefit from this hands-on exploration into ways to get inside (or connect with) the minds of individuals with autism and related disabilities. Discover ways to communicate, improve behavior, reduce melt downs, increase peer acceptance, and limit teacher frustration as these students are included in the regular classroom bringing arts integration (music, dance, drama, and visual art) and the non-arts curriculum together. (Full Arts Integration)
Curriculum Mapping: Learn to take the state assessed standards and your curriculum as you develop a road map to keep all staff members on track for assessment and to build consensus amongst educators.
Integrated Curriculum Lessons: Participants will leave with some original Arts Integrated Lesson Plans developed through hands-on examples, collaboration of ideas, group participation, and demonstrations of ways to fully integrate the arts (music, dance, drama, and art) into the non-arts curriculum (reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies) while preparing students for the annual standardized tests
Integrating the Arts and Common core Into Lesson Planning: This Learning Forward workshop will showcase lessons at various grade levels that are well designed and meet Common Core objectives. Lesson plans can be designed to engage and impact challenging and meaningful learning. The thinking process to integrate Common Core and the arts into lessons will be examined. Strategies will be explored to simply revise your current lessons to effecrively meet Common Core standards, along with ways to integrate the arts and evidence based questioning.
Using Andy Goldsworthy Across the Curriculum Aligned With Common Core: Participants will experience an interactive arts integrated lesson in this session with hands-on activities and collaboration. Pieces from nature will be used to create your own work of art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. Common Core reading skills will be applied to Goldsworthy's masterpieces. Participants will practice the teaching methods of arts integration, close reading, thinking routines, and text-dependent questioning.
Art Journaling Through Banksy Aligned With Common Core: Writing is a means for making thinking visible, therefore, graffiti, arts integration, and writing strategies will be explored in this class. Participants will apply close reading strategies to a recent articles about Banksy while developing text dependant questions. We will incorporate what we write into a graffiti art journal page that we create through inspiration from Banksy. The journal page will be made with markers, water colors, and ink.
When History and Art Collide With Hanoch Piven: When history and athe arts collide, students are challenged to learn. Students will focus on the literaature piece called, "What Are Presidents Made Of" while making connections to visual arts and history. Participants will use trinkets and supplies provided to create a president while citing evidence from the written text. Students will evaluate their work and collaborate together while using thinking routines.
When Common Core and the Arts Collide Through Close Reading With Dr. Seuss: In this session, participants will learn ways to maximize the Common Core curriculum through the use of Thinking Routines and Arts Integration. By engaging in collaborative conversations on the use of artwork, particpants will be equipped to guide students in learning how to examine, explore, inquire, and evaluate their learning and make connections between reading skills, writing strategies, and the use of visual art. Participants will leave this session with resources and strategies that may be instantly used in the classroom.
Common Core and Close Read through Arts Integration with Reading the Masters: A great way to get the most out of Common Core is to use works of art to guide children in learning how to examine, explore, inquire, evaluate, and think as they support their learning with evidence from a visual or written text. This can be accomplished using Reading the Masters: An Arts Integrated Curriculum. Participants will interact and collaborate while making connections with visual art, reading skills, writing strategies, and thinking using a masterpiece work of art and CCSS.
Infusing Information in Instruction: Including Informational Text in Instruction and Intervention: Have you ever noticed students wrinkle up their nose when you ask them to do something with an article? Do your students groan when the reading story is not one accompanied by fanciful illustrations of animal characters? Do you ever get met with blank stares when you ask students to give facts from the text instead of their personal knowledge? A strategic approach to informational text and expository writing can alleviate these problems. Reading and writing information is such a crucial skill for ways to make informational text accessible for classroom instruction and intervention through thinking routines, close reading, and expository writing for kindergarten through 12th graders. Participant will be given on-line resources and discover through collaboration.
Infusing Information in Instruction With Accountable Talk: A strategic approach to informational text is through fiction and accountable talk. Reading information is such a crucial skill for ways to make informational text accessible for classroom instruction and intervention through thinking routines, close reading, and accountable talk for 3rd graders. Participant will be given on-line resources and discover through collaboration.
Reading the Masters with Dr. Seuss:
Integrating Common Core, Close Reading, and Theodore Geisel:
Evaluate the secret art of author/illustrator, Theodore Geisel, Dr. Seuss. Apply practical new ways to approach common core standards, instructional approaches, and reading/writing skills while making collaborative connections through thinking routines, project-based learning, and visual art.