“I really appreciate not just the techniques you taught, but the meta-cognition that you shared with us as you taught us, and the manageability of the work. It was so, so, so fun and easy. What brilliant work you do!”
- Susan Stewart , 3-4 grade teacher, Williston Central School
OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Regularly, the Flynn offers special workshops for teachers. If any are currently open for registration, they will be listed below. Since 2004, the Flynn Center has partnered with the Champlain Valley Educator Development Center to offer professional development workshops in the performing arts for teachers in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties. Open to all teachers, regardless of school location, these workshops are led by visiting artists performing at the Flynn, teaching artists on the Kennedy Center roster, and Flynn Center teaching artists. They are held in either local schools or in Flynn studios. A letter certifying attendance and outlining areas of applicability is provided to each workshop participant. For info about a year-long graduate course open to participants to take for no credits, see Graduate Courses.
Flynn Center teaching artists draw on their extensive experience working in schools to introduce teachers to the elements of theater and dance and lead them to experience how movement and drama techniques can strengthen comprehension and deepen engagement. These workshops are suitable for in-service days, professional conferences, or after-school workshops, and can be tailored to specific curricular topics of your choice. Look at the list of topics listed below for ideas, or propose new ones. Fee varies with length. There is a mileage fee to/from for locations outside Chittenden County.
- Novels Come Alive!
- Red Clover Books Come Alive!
- Reader’s Theater: A Class Act
- Teaching Tolerance with Drama
- Teaching and Learning in Role: History
- Drama Activities that Enrich Student Writing
- Dancing Poetry
- Moving Math
- Math Story Problems Live!
- Science in Motion
- Storytelling in the Classroom
- Student-created Performances
- Reflecting on Artistic Work
Monday, February 11, 2013 4pm-6pm
IROQUOIS SONG AND DANCE TEACHER WORKSHOP - Led by Kawa:hi Dance Theatre
To register: www.cvedcvt.org
This exciting teacher workshop provides the perfect opportunity for teachers to gain first-hand knowledge about native culture, both past and contemporary tribal ways. Actively learn Onkwehonwe (Iroqois) songs and dances you can teach your students! Led by Kawa:hi Dance Theatre, Canada’s premiere Aboriginal Dance Theatre, performing “Medicine Bear” at the Flynn Center on February 11, participants will learn community dances that reinforce social cohesion and unity, and celebrate life. Throughout the workshop, we will explore cultural knowledge around social dances and powwow rituals that focus on the sacredness of the natural world, connection to the Earth and acknowledgments of the spiritual world.
Sponsored by Champlain Valley Educator Development Center.
Fee: $25 CVEDC Members, $35 Non-Members
To register: www.cvedcvt.org
Sign up TODAY!
When registering, for P.O. # or check number, type “pending”
Online registration deadline February 6th
after 2/6 contact CVEDC directly at 802 497-1642 to inquire about availability