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Classroom Connections Teacher Workshops


Take some time to professionally develop as you delve deep into arts integration! With classes ranging from PreK-12th grade and topics including dance, language arts, music, literacy, history, visual arts, reading comprehension and more, there is sure to be a workshop that will inspire and rejuvenate you.

These workshops were developed in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
 

Moving Through Science

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Workshop leader: Kimberli Boyd
Suggested for teachers of grades 3-6
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 8-11 a.m.
Fee:* $30 (part of Appleton Area School District's "Every Child Every Day" teacher conference. Space is limited.
Location: Fox Valley Technical College

Creative movement provides an opportunity to reach all learners, particularly the kinesthetic learner, in ways that allow them to process and retain information effectively and efficiently. In this workshop, educators examine ways to enhance the teaching of science topics, such as the rainforest habitat, water cycle, rock cycle, plant life cycle and states of matter, through movement. Participants explore how to involve students in active learning through warm-ups, improvisation and simple structures for composing dances.

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Learning to Move, Moving to Learn: Exploring Science with Young Learners

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Workshop leader: Kimberli Boyd
Suggested for teachers of grades K-2
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 12:15-3:15 p.m.
Fee: $30 (part of Appleton Area School District's "Every Child Every Day" teacher conference. Space is limited.
Location: Fox Valley Technical CollegeDate and Time: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 8-11 a.m.

Creative movement takes advantage of young learners’ natural inclination to move and harnesses it for exploration, expression and meaning-making. In this workshop, teachers will experience ways to enhance student understanding of grade-level appropriate science content and vocabulary through guided movement activities, improvisations and the creation of dances. Teachers will explore the states of matter through movement and apply this process to create a movement sequence to demonstrate any scientific concept that they teach.

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English Language Learners: Building Academic Vocabulary in Social Studies Through Creative Movement


Workshop leader: Lorena Cervantes
Suggested for teachers of grades 2-5
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 4-7 p.m.
Fee:* $30 or $25/AASD Staff
Location: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

All students benefit from learning through multiple modalities – seeing, hearing, moving and interpersonal interaction. For English Language Learners (ELL) in particular, adding kinesthetic learning to the teaching environment opens a world of language learning opportunities. In this fascinating workshop, learn ways to guide movement explorations in which ELL students authentically interact with and internalize academic vocabulary across several content areas.

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Poetry in Motion


Workshop leader: Randy Barron
Suggested for teachers of grades K-5
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 4-7 p.m.
Fee:* $30 or $25/AASD Staff

Location: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Learn how to help students express their poems through dance with an integrated approach to language arts. You will explore a variety of movement techniques that extend students’ range of movement choices to express their words. You will also examine ways to improve the quality of students’ dance interpretations by investigating a useful “drafting” and “editing” process.

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Moving Through Math: Repeating Patterns: Laying the Foundation for Elementary Mathematics


Workshop leader: Marcia Daft
Suggested for teachers of grades K-2
Date and Time: Thursday, March 14, 2019, 4-7 p.m.
Fee:* $30 or $25/AASD Staff

Do students really understand how everything in math is a pattern? In this workshop, first discover how patterns form the fundamental building blocks of music, dance and mathematics. Then, learn to lead arts-integrated math lessons that unlock the number concepts embedded in patterns. Finally, explore how choreographers calculate and build movement patterns to fit the timing and structure of music. Integrating music and movement with math instruction helps students move past rote memorizing and toward conceptual thinking.

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Registration and Payment

  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis
  • Class sizes are limited to maximize participants’ learning experience, so please enroll early.
  • Participants are expected to remain for the entire workshop.
  • Registration fee includes resource packet and a boxed dinner.
All sales are final. Refunds will only be honored if a workshop is canceled by the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and the Appleton Area School District. Educators who are unable to make their registered workshop may transfer their registration to another educator. Please notify the Center, within 24 hours of the workshop, of any changes. Events, prices, artists, dates and times are subject to change.
 

Questions?

Contact Cassie Schwandt, education programs manager, at cschwandt@foxcitiespac.com or (920) 730-3764
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