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Free arts-integration workshops available for educators

Free arts-integration workshops available for educators
Sep 12, 2019

Again this school year, Tuesday Musical and the Kennedy Center Partners in Education program are offering free arts-integration workshops for educators.

  • The Oct. 3 workshop is “Stop, Look and Listen: Arts-Integrated Exploration of Maps using Music and Movement” for educators in grades 2-5. Led by Kennedy Center teaching artist Terry Boyarsky, a Delcroze specialist and ethnomusicologist from Cleveland, participants will learn how to use elements of song, rhythm and movement to help students enhance their map-reading skills.

  • The Nov. 14 workshop is “Scientific Thought in Motion” for educators in grades 1-5. Kennedy Center teaching artist Randy Barron will provide participants with a set of immediately useful movement activities for classroom study of the water cycle and the systems of the human body, along with the skills necessary to adapt those activities to teach other curriculum ideas.

  • The March 19 workshop is “Building Academic Vocabulary in English Language Learners (ELL)" for educators in grades 2-5. Taught by Kennedy Center teach artist Lorena Cervantes, a dance teacher and arts integration specialist from Virginia, participants will learn ways to guide movement explorations in which ELL students interact with and internalize academic vocabulary. During the workshop, participants will apply the process to social studies — specifically to the geography, economics, and culture of the pre-colonial Powhatan people.

Open to all educators, the free workshops are 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Lippman School, 750 White Pond Drive, Akron.

No musical background is needed, but pre-registration is required.