Arts Every Day School-Based Professional Development
Root Branch Film will lead a 90-minute arts-integrated professional development training in the content area of digital media arts.
This energizing and multi media PD will engage participants in bringing clay into the classroom to teach and assess active hands on learning! Pinch, coil, slab: these are the foundation skills that you can gain confidence with to transform your teaching. The PD includes step by step modeled instruction, video library of skill instruction, hands on workshop, detailed tips on using clay successfully in the classroom. Participants will: Practice and develop foundation clay skills, gain knowledge of relevant art vocabulary, discover how clay can be used for teaching content.
This workshop guides teachers in Theatre-centered arts integration for language arts, social studies, or STEM). Through interactive engagement, we demonstrate how content and techniques from Theatre can be an integrated pathway for scholastic achievement.
This workshop guides teachers in Music-centered arts integration for language arts, social studies, or STEM). Through interactive engagement, we demonstrate how content and techniques from Music can be an integrated pathway for scholastic achievement.
Understanding and Fostering Authentic Student Engagement Participants will explore strategies and techniques to assist them with fostering authentic student engagement in their classrooms. They will discover the difference between authentic and compliant engagement and understand how fostering authentic student engagement can improve student achievement and develop positive learning outcomes.
Culturally Responsive Teaching through the Arts Teaching arts education that is culturally responsive not only fosters relationships but promotes high student engagement. By embracing the culture (and worlds) of students, meaningful connections are made that help students to feel that they have ownership in their learning, and encourage them to create. This type of instruction also leads to powerful conversations on race, power and justice.
Designing and Delivering Engaging Classroom Lessons Participants will discover how to design and deliver effective lesson plans that will keep their students engaged from the time they enter the classroom to the time they leave the classroom. Participants will tap into their creative potential to produce meaningful lessons that will captivate student interest and keep them actively engaged.
This workshop equips teachers with the skills to awake and inspire the individual talent of their students by assisting them with strategies to build character and promote artistic development. Instructors will be able to build the confidence of their students exposing them to new, creative, and exciting arts opportunities.
Understanding that at any given moment unforeseen circumstances can occur in the classroom this workshop offers strategies for teachers to modify or adapt lessons while keeping students engaged in learning and maintaining the flow and order of their classroom. Participants will be able to develop lessons in response to various scenarios that can arise in the classroom.
Designing Creative and Meaningful Lessons with Limited Resources In the Arts classroom, it can be challenging for teachers to effectively cultivate learning with little or no resources. This workshop promotes the development of strong meaningful lessons using tools and materials teachers already have or have easy access to through a creative approach.
Managing The Arts Classroom Lacking the ability to engage students in learning opens the door to class disruptions and the potential for teachers to lose control of their classroom. This workshop promotes content specific instruction and establishing routines and procedures to engage students in learning from bell to bell. Participants will gain a better understanding on how to include independent small and whole group exercises to increase student engagement in order to meet learning outcomes.
The Arts & Social Emotional Learning In a time when students face challenges with with bullying, social media and even family life social emotional learning is more important than ever. As a tool for making meaning and communication, the arts can have a profound impact on the social emotional health of our students. In this training, participants will learn about the social emotional learning competencies and strategies on how to integrate this model using the arts as a framework.
This workshop promotes meeting students where they are through culturally responsive teaching preparing teachers to thrive in urban environments. Participants will be able to analyze their current approach to instruction and delve into creating a culture of learning that promotes differentiated instruction meeting the needs of socioeconomic and culturally diverse students.
Incorporating the A for the arts only helps to strengthen STEAM concepts and make connections between the creative processes that are needed in the fields of math, engineering, technology and science. Fine tuning technical skills does not mean we should negate or lose sight of creativity. LTYC wants to emphasize the A in STEAM in its instruction, realizing that incorporating the creative elements makes the other components more relatable and easy to understand. This session is project based and speaks to the whole child, as teachers learn how to incorporate skills and knowledge from a variety of areas to reinforce strengths and build competency in unfamiliar contents. Research shows that just 38 percent of students enjoy learning STEM subjects, so by implanting the arts into the model, the odds increase that more will take interest–and the more interested they are, the better they will perform, and the higher they will achieve.]]>