Classroom teachers

ARTS-BASED AND ARTS INTEGRATED WORKSHOPS AND COURSES

HTY Drama Education staff offers professional development (PD) workshops for teachers and in-service education students, as well as training new drama education specialists. We offer workshops integrating classroom content with drama, music, dance, visual art and literature.

“The things I found most interesting and helpful about the course was me being able to be put on the spot as a student to create images using my body, expressions, and words. It enabled me to feel awkward and nervous, just as my students did during the lesson. I enjoyed meeting with my peers during the course to find common ground with my struggles. I was able to take away the new information that they provided in order for me to improve on my delivery of the lesson. I really liked my instructor because he kept the class moving without any judgement call. The more I practice the more comfortable I will become in executing my ideas to my students.”
– Teacher professional development workshop

NEW SPRING 2022 PD COURSES (PDE3 approved)

Learning ‘In-Role’: A Creative Approach to Text Comprehension (Online)

A combination of online synchronous and asynchronous sessions

PDE3 course #FA186817, section #306243
Taught by Daniel A. Kelin, II

Course Description:
When students creatively engage in a reading text, every aspect of their learning becomes more immediate and personal, from vocabulary to comprehension. In-role drama strategies deeply immerse students in a text. Imagining themselves as the characters provides opportunities for understanding vocabulary in context, exploring issues and themes addressed in the text and considering ways to solve problems and conflicts that the characters face. More than simply reading for comprehension, in-role learning helps build students’ capacity for inferring meaning in order to understand deeper messages and meanings behind the words

WHEN?
SYNCHRONOUS:
SATURDAY MORNINGS, JAN 8, JAN 29, & FEB 19, 2022

PLUS ASYNCHRONOUS WORK IN BETWEEN SATURDAY SESSIONS

WHERE?
ZOOM

HOW MUCH?
$150 (FULL PAYMENT DUE TO GUARANTEE REGISTRATION)

Space is limited, be sure to register early!

Movers and Shakers: Building Creativity Through Movement in the K-5 Classroom (Online)

A combination of online synchronous and asynchronous sessions

PDE3 course #IS184654, section #306245
Taught by Vivien Lee

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will emphasize dance/movement exploration, demonstrating how to activate student creativity by tapping into their natural desire to be physically active. Young students want and need to get out of their seats and move their bodies, so their engagement in creative movement activities is high! Dance/movement reveals something about who they are and shows the uniqueness of each individual, so self-esteem and respect for others is nurtured. Students learn that with dance/movement, there is more than one right answer, thus generating open-mindedness to multiple perspectives. Dance develops kinesthetic awareness, self-control and motor skills. It is a non-verbal form of communication and self-expression. It integrates intellectual, physical and emotional parts of ourselves.

WHEN?
SYNCHRONOUS:
SATURDAY MORNINGS SATURDAYS, JAN 15, FEB 5, & FEB 26, 2022

PLUS ASYNCHRONOUS WORK IN BETWEEN SATURDAY SESSIONS

WHERE?
ZOOM

HOW MUCH?
$150 (FULL PAYMENT DUE TO GUARANTEE REGISTRATION)

Space is limited, register early for this hands-on experience!

Handmade Books: Colorfully Capturing Student Learning, Curiosity and Creativity (Hybrid)

A combination of in-person and asynchronous sessions

PDE3 course #AR186821, section #306244
Taught by Lisa Louise Adams

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Create unforgettable learning experiences for students of all ages by immersing them in the joy of handmade books and watercolor that can, together, be used for a variety of purposes – from reflective diaries to science journals to a place to demonstrate understanding of new vocabulary and concepts. Such experiences activate students’ inherent curiosity as well as problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Educators will learn four different book structures that can capture and support students’ learning in other subjects. The course will also include active demonstration of accessible and grade-adjustable techniques in using watercolor paint and color mixing. The focus will be on basics — from the Elements of Art to simple painting skills—so that all students feel successful and can express themselves in personally satisfying ways.

WHEN?
SATURDAYS, JAN 22, FEB 12, & MAR 5, 2022

WHERE?
CONNECTIONS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL – HILO

HOW MUCH?
$150 (FULL PAYMENT DUE TO GUARANTEE REGISTRATION)

Space is limited, register early for this hands-on experience!

NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Email Tamara Smith at HTY, edadmin@htyweb.org