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It’s time to capture and reflect student success through well timed evaluations. After discussing the “why,“ participants will experience an arts activity, discuss trends in assessment and explore the types and forms of assessment available for use with arts lessons and integrated arts units. Transform your classroom and promote student growth with assessments that are valid, reliable and fair. Arts assessment is easy once you know the right instrument to use and the right questions to ask.
Collaboration is one of the most important skills teachers emphasize to build community, include students with a diverse range of abilities and needs and prepare them for the world of work. In this workshop, explore how to build teamwork by learning to lead classroom-tested, playful, creative movement activities that teach students to take turns, listen carefully, read non-verbal cues and speak in response. Learn tips on creating a calm, cooperative environment for learning as you gain skills for implementing positive behavior in your classroom.
One of the simplest aspects of music – steady beat – is the driving force behind what makes literature for young children so engaging. In this workshop, learn ways to get your whole class engaged in the musicality of reading by finding the steady beat and locating opportunities to engage in chant. You’ll enjoy seeing how these musical read-alouds help students to develop their oral fluency and reading comprehension. No previous musical experience required.
The ability to recognize multiple perspectives around issues of global significance is an essential skill in our ever-increasingly interconnected world. How can we encourage students to explore the perspectives of people whose beliefs, values and experiences are likely very different from their own? This workshop invites participants to recognize multiple perspectives through a process that integrates social studies, journalism and drama.
Although shadow boxes have long been used to display a collection of related objects, they can also be used to tell a story. Explore ways to help students create three-dimensional shadow boxes that can be used to exhibit a range of information including family heritage, immigration suitcases, cultural reflections, self-portrait memories and more.