On Saturday, March 11th, a day-long symposium will bring together practitioners, stakeholders, educators and advocates to envision the next ten years of arts and arts education in Baltimore City. See below to hear about our featured workshops about early learning engagement in the classroom! Download the full schedule of workshops here.
General Admission: $40
Educator Admission: $25
Bringing Literature and Language to Life with Lenore Blank Kelner
In this workshop, teachers discover how to enhance students’ language development, reading comprehension, thinking skills, and appreciation of literature through drama activities that delight and captivate. This workshop explores story dramatization techniques that allow students to retell and reenact a story or a scene in their own words.
Social and Emotional Learning in the Creative Classroom
Futuremakers will lead a workshop on how the nature of play can advance a student’s cognitive skills in empathy, interpersonal relations, and processing emotions. Teachers will explore the social and emotional benefits of incorporating more play into their classrooms, and how empathy inspires program growth. Teachers will practice leading games and designing workshops that include meaningful play.
Early Learning in Museums with the Smithsonian
There is evidence that introduction to the disciplines of art, history and science at a young age contributes to the development of a child’s identity and builds a foundation for complex learning in school and in everyday life. This discussion session will explore how teachers, museum educators and docents can build experiences to help weave multiple moments of learning into broader knowledge of academics.