Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities for Educators

In these uncertain times, the Kennedy Center remains deeply committed to providing educational resources and opportunities. As such, the Kennedy Center has reimagined its professional learning opportunities by transforming traditionally in-person workshops to those that can be held online in order to provide resources that support teachers in both in-person and virtual classrooms. These workshops provide educators with arts learning and arts integration strategies that give students an engaging way to experience active, joyful learning—no matter the classroom setting!

All workshops are complimentary and open to all teachers and educators! 

Expressions of Weather Phenomena Through Dance-Making 

Recommended for Teachers of Grades 3–5 
Led by Kylie Murray and Sara Lavan, dance teaching artists from Virginia 

Session 1: Tuesday, November 17 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. 
Session 2: Thursday, November 19 from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

This is a synchronous, two-session workshop; we request that participants attend both sessions.

Dive into the elements of dance and learn how they can become tools for communication, connection, and reflection. Using weather phenomena as inspiration for dance-making, you will experience how classroom content can be explored through creative movement and how understanding can be shared through informal performance. Facilitators will provide lesson templates that can be used successfully in the classroom and through virtual platforms. 


Opening the Door to Narrative Writing through Monologue 

Recommended for Teachers of Grades 3–5 
Led by Khaleshia Thorpe-Price, drama teaching artist from Maryland 

Session 1: Tuesday, December 1 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. 
Session 2: Tuesday, December 8 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. 

This is a synchronous, two-session workshop; we request that participants attend both sessions. 

Engage students in the narrative writing process by giving them the authority to create multidimensional monologues while providing them the tools to breathe life into their stories and characters.  In this workshop, learn ways to help your students explore the traits of their characters, both vocally and physically, by creating and performing original monologues. Participants will learn strategies for both the virtual classroom as well as in-person facilitation. You'll be amazed to see how these monologues can feed and improve your students’ narrative writing! 


Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration 

Recommended for Teachers of All Grade Levels 
Led by Lizzie Morales, Kennedy Center 

Monday, December 7 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. 

What is arts integration? In this session, examine the Kennedy Center’s comprehensive definition of arts integration and uncover the characteristics of quality integration. Discover why a shared definition is essential to a school community that is working towards adopting arts integration as an instructional focus. 


How to Register

Click here to register directly with the Kennedy Center for one or all of the above opportunities. Please note times listed on the Kennedy Center registration event page are in eastern time.



Contact Sammi Stelzl sstelzl@foxcitiespac.com or (920) 730-3764.
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